Each year, PAIRN bestows two awards – the Dr. John G. Williams Clinical Teaching Award and the Lorimer Scholarship.
PAIRN members will receive an email notification when nominations for awards become available. You will be provided with a letter template to state your basis for nominating the candidate and to collect signatures.
There are also a number of national awards listed below that PAIRN members can apply for, which recognize research and original work by postgraduate trainees in specialty programs.
The Dr. John G. Williams Clinical Teaching Award
Every year, PAIRN sponsors an award for the best clinical teacher of the past year. It recognizes a person’s exemplary dedication in the important role as a teacher, while fulfilling their duties in a cheerful, positive manner with a high degree of knowledge, professionalism and skill. Please take the time to honour those who helped you this year.
Candidates: All members of the medical staff in any institution, both consultant level/general practitioner and senior resident (PGY V or VI) are eligible for this award.
Guidelines: All members of PAIRN as well as clinical clerks are encouraged to nominate someone for this award. Write a short paragraph stating why you think this candidate is suitable and gather at least three signatures in support of the candidate. Send your nomination to the PAIRN office, c/o Student Affairs, Health Sciences Centre, 300 Prince Phillip Drive, St. John's, NL, Canada, A1B 3V6.
The Lorimer Scholarship
Value One thousand dollars ($1,000) per year.
Candidates: This scholarship is based on non-academic qualities such as general all-around qualities of congeniality towards staff, patient support and bedside manner.
Guidelines: Candidates must be nominated by PAIRN members. The nomination shall consist of a letter describing why the candidate is deserving of the scholarship and it must be signed by a minimum of five PAIRN members. The final decision rests with a committee comprised of PAIRN Board representatives, one PGY I and one representative from PGMS. Send your nomination to the PAIRN office, c/o Student Affairs, Health Sciences Centre, 300 Prince Phillip Drive, St. John's, NL, Canada, A1B 3V6.
KJR Wightman Award for Research in Ethics This award recognizes the best research paper in the field of ethics. The award will be presented during the Convocation Ceremony at the Royal College Annual Conference. The winner will receive $1,000 and may be invited to present the work at the Annual Conference.
Medical School Essay Postgraduate Student Award This annual award is given to a postgraduate student following a competition in the form of an essay or short monograph. Not exceeding 5,000 words, it can pertain to any aspect of medicine but should include an interpretive element that indicates the importance and relevance of Medicine, Health and Society. For more information contact the Office of Student Affairs, Room H2713.
CSCI/CIHR Resident Research Award The successful candidate for this award will receive $1,000, complimentary CSCI membership for two years and a diploma. Submissions must be accompanied by a statement from your supervisor. If you have any questions, please contact the Postgraduate Office.