Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Awards

Med II awards

Dr. Alan H. Lipson Memorial Award in Medicine

Presented to a student who has demonstrated participation and leadership through volunteer and extracurricular activities, either in the Max Rady College of Medicine or the community at large. Applications are reviewed by a Selection Committee named by the Dean of Max Rady College of Medicine. The successful applicant is notified in advance and presented the award at the annual White Coat Inaugural Ceremony held in August each year.
Application deadline: April 30 annually.

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

Laureates of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame cite qualities such as perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit as contributors to their success as national and world health leaders. Supported by individual donors, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award seeks to recognize medical students who demonstrate these qualities and who show outstanding potential as future leaders and innovators of health care in Canada. Offered to students completing Med II. Application deadline: May 14, 2021.

MMSA Citizenship Award

Presented to a student who has shown a remarkable contribution to the social and academic well-being of medical students (for example, contribution to campus events, student leadership or student advocacy). Application form [PDF]

MMSA Katherine Anne Klassen Memorial Community Service Award

Presented to a student who has been active in community service outside the Max Rady College of Medicine and the Bannatyne campus (for example, social advocacy, volunteer work, charitable work, youth or religious groups, etc.). Application form [PDF]

MMSA Leadership Award

Presented to a student who has demonstrated remarkable leadership qualities inside or outside the Max Rady College of Medicine. Application form [PDF]

MMSA Global Health Award

Presented to a student who has made a remarkable contribution to global health. Global health contributions may include, but are not limited to, work in Indigenous, inner city, international or refugee health. Application form [PDF]

Med III awards

CFPC Medical Student Scholarships

These awards recognize outstanding medical students who have demonstrated an interest or commitment to a career in family medicine. Each Canadian medical school is invited to nominate a medical student in their second-last undergraduate year of study at the time of application (Med III). Application deadline: April 13, 2021

CFPC Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship

This award recognizes a top First Nations, Metis, or Inuit medical student in Canada who has shown an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine. Offered by the College of Family Physicians to students who are completing Med III. IMPORTANT Students must apply directly to the CFPC Honours and Awards Program for the CFPC Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship. Application deadline: March 1 annually

Dr. Alan H. Lipson Memorial Award in Medicine

Presented to a student who has demonstrated participation and leadership through volunteer and extracurricular activities, either in the Max Rady College of Medicine or the community at large. Applications are reviewed by a Selection Committee named by the Dean of Max Rady College of Medicine. The successful applicant is notified in advance and presented the award at the annual White Coat Inaugural Ceremony held in August each year. Application deadline: April 30 annually.

MMSA Citizenship Award

Presented to a student who has shown a remarkable contribution to the social and academic well-being of medical students (for example, contribution to campus events, student leadership or student advocacy). Application form [PDF]

MMSA Katherine Anne Klassen Memorial Community Service Award

Presented to a student who has been active in community service outside the Max Rady College of Medicine and the Bannatyne campus (for example, social advocacy, volunteer work, charitable work, youth or religious groups, etc.). Application form [PDF]

MMSA Leadership Award

Presented to a student who has demonstrated remarkable leadership qualities inside or outside the Max Rady College of Medicine. Application form [PDF]

MMSA Global Health Award

Presented to a student who has made a remarkable contribution to global health. Global health contributions may include, but are not limited to, work in Indigenous, inner city, international or refugee health. Application form [PDF]

Med IV awards

MMSA Citizenship Award

Presented to a student who has shown a remarkable contribution to the social and academic well-being of medical students (for example, contribution to campus events, student leadership or student advocacy). Application form [PDF]

MMSA Katherine Anne Klassen Memorial Community Service Award

Presented to a student who has been active in community service outside the Max Rady College of Medicine and the Bannatyne campus (for example, social advocacy, volunteer work, charitable work, youth or religious groups, etc.). Application form [PDF]

MMSA Leadership Award

Presented to a student who has demonstrated remarkable leadership qualities inside or outside the Max Rady College of Medicine. Application form [PDF]

MMSA Global Health Award

Presented to a student who has made a remarkable contribution to global health. Global health contributions may include, but are not limited to, work in Indigenous, inner city, international or refugee health. Application form [PDF]

Convocation awards

Offered to graduating Med IV students. 

Application deadline: March 20 annually

Lucasz Czarnecki Award

Presented to a graduating student ranked highly in the Internal Medicine selection process, who has shown a commitment to the service of others through compassion, integrity and understanding towards their needs and who enrolls full-time in the next academic session in the Postgraduate Medical Education Program in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences in Internal Medicine. (Self-nomination, classmate, or faculty.)

Doctors Manitoba Student Leadership Prize

Presented to a graduating student who is actively engaged in supporting undergraduate medical students as members of Manitoba's medical profession. (Self-nomination.)  

Dr. John M. Embil Award for Excellence in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Presented to the graduating student who has demonstrated a commitment to the field of infectious diseases and is judged to have future potential in this field. (Self-nomination.) Terms of reference [PDF]

Fairgrieve McBane Awards

Presented to a graduating student having demonstrated the most genuine compassion and profound interest in caring for those in need of medical assistance. (Nominations from classmate or faculty.)

Katherine Klassen Memorial Award

Presented to a graduating student who is recognized by peers and instructors as having demonstrated a high level of compassion, humanism, and as having modeled a patient-centred approach to care. (Nominations from classmate, faculty or instructor.)

MMCF – Jack Hildes Memorial Convocation Prize

Presented to a graduating student who most exemplifies those qualities of humanity, personal discipline, keen curiosity, scientific inquiry, social responsibility, and good citizenship which enhance a career in medicine and advance health in the community. (Self-nomination or nominations from classmate.) 

MMCF – Robin Krause Human Values Convocation Prize

Presented to a graduating student who best exhibits the traits inherent in the mission statement and goals of the medical humanities or professionalism program. (Self-nomination, classmate or faculty.)  

James Walker Wood M.D. Convocation Prize in Family Medicine

Presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in his or her performance during the Family Medicine rotation and has been accepted to post-graduate resident training. (Self-nomination, classmate or faculty.)

PGME administered awards

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PARIM awards

Departmental awards

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External funding and awards

Financial aid

Student supports

If you're facing financial hardship, or need support to pay your expenses as a student, there are programs available to help you. Apply for a loan, find on-campus employment or use our on-campus food bank.

Emergency supports

If you are facing unexpected financial distress, or have had a significant change in your financial situation, consider accessing the RFHS emergency assistance student bursary program or the UMSU Hardship Fund.

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