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Sarita Verma Award for Advocacy & Mentorship in Postgraduate Medicine

Purpose

The Sarita Verma Award for Advocacy and Mentorship In Postgraduate Medicine was established in 2010 at the end of Dr. Verma’s term as Vice Dean, Post MD Education (PGME) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, in recognition of her exceptional contributions to postgraduate medical education in Ontario. The award recognizes staff or faculty members who exhibit an exemplary level of leadership and commitment to social responsibility, mentorship, advocacy, and resident wellbeing.

Award

The Sarita Verma Award for Advocacy and Mentorship In Postgraduate Medicine will be presented to the recipient along with the PGME Excellence Awards at the Faculty of Medicine’s annual Education Achievement Event and acknowledged at the All Program Directors meeting. The award recipient will receive $500, a certificate of recognition, and be asked to participate in a workshop or other PGME event.

Criteria and Considerations

Any faculty or staff member (individual or group) in the PGME programs of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine is eligible for nomination.  Nominees will be identified by colleagues and learners as a role model for professionalism and mentorship, and involved in activities exhibiting a commitment to resident wellness, advocacy, and social responsibility.

Guidelines

Any faculty or staff member (individual or group) in the PGME programs at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine is eligible for nomination
Nominees will be identified by collegues and learners as a role model for professionalism and mentorship, and involved in activities exhibiting a commitment to resident wellness, advocacy, and social responsibility.

Nomination process

The nominator(s) can be any resident, faculty or staff member (individual or group) in the PGME programs of the Faculty of Medicine and must include the following:

  1. Completed Nomination Form
  2. Detailed support letter from the nominator outlining reasons for nomination
  3. CV of the nominee

Selection Process

Review and selection will be undertaken by the Vice Dean, PGME and PGME Executive.  The award will be presented to the recipient at the Faculty’s Annual Educational Achievement Day and acknowledged at the All Program Directors meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Arlene McKinley at 416-946-5471 or by email.

* Incomplete applications will be discarded without consideration.

Current and Past Winners

Please see below a list of award recipients, or view the recipient gallery.

YearRecipient(s)
2016Julie Maggi
2015Mark Fefergrad
2014James Maskalyk
2013Simon Raphael
2012Ari Zaretsky
2011Mark Yudin
2010Adelle Roberta Atkinson
Philip Ellison

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