Outstanding Trainee Award

Outstanding Trainee Award

View all fund information and application details summarized in this poster.

Application deadline: March 8th 11:59 PM (EST)

Questions? Contact the Director of Finance.

Call for Nominations!

The CITAC Outstanding Trainee Award nomination period for 2024 is officially OPEN until March 8th! Winners will be announced and recognized at the upcoming 2024 CSCI-CITAC Annual Joint Meeting held in Vancouver, BC!

New This Year! For the first time the Outstanding Trainee Award is being sponsored by our partners MD Financial Management and Scotia Healthcare+. Made possible through this partnership, we are thrilled to also announce that this year’s winner(s) will also receive tickets and be invited to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held during the 2024 International Congress on Academic Medicine.


Recognize a physician-scientist trainee whose outstanding contributions to the betterment of their scientific, medical, or broader communities are benefiting the physician-scientist community


$500 per award (up to 2 winners)

  • Physician-scientist trainee enrolled in any Canadian training program
  • Nominated by peer/peers or self-nominated (one nomination per nominee)
  • Open to trainees enrolled in formal programs (e.g. MD/PhD, MD/MSc, CIP) and/or pursuing personalized paths (e.g. graduate degree before medicine)
  • Trainee has strived to better their scientific, medical, or broader communities and their contributions have benefited and/or will inevitably benefit the physician-scientist community
  • Trainee’s contributions align with one or more of the following: leadership; service; advocacy; partnership/relationship building; mentorship; innovation; equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
  • Current and previous CITAC leadership members (excluding 2024 CITAC Board of Directors, and any previous members of the Outstanding Trainee Award selection committee) are permitted to submit an application; however these trainees must speak to their contributions outside of CITAC
Nomination Process
  • Nomination can be submitted by any physician-scientist trainee(s) in Canada (i.e. any trainee can self-nominate or nominate their peer, either individually or as a group)
  • Only one nomination can be provided for a nominee (the form can be ‘signed’ by multiple people)
    • If multiple forms are received for one nominee, CITAC will contact nominators to combine
  • Awardee(s) (1–2) are selected by the CITAC Funding and Awards Committee
Application timeline
  • Nominations close March 8th, 2024 at 11:59 PM (EST)
  • Selection committee reviews all applications—within 2-3 weeks 
  • Winners are notified shortly thereafter, and will be announced at the 2024 CSCI-CITAC Annual Joint Meeting