Awards for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
The Michael Kamin Hart Memorial Fund
Established in 2011 by the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research along with family, friends and donors in memory of Michael Kamin Hart, who was a student within the Institute.
Requirements: Aligned with Michael’s academic trajectory, to be awarded to: (a) an undergraduate summer student in either their third or fourth year of study who plans to go on to graduate work at McMaster; and (b) an MSc student; and (c) a PhD student and (d) a recipient of the Staff Award of Excellence. The recipients must be associated with the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research and have demonstrated academic excellence. To be awarded on the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research.
Typically Available: 1 x $500
The Dr. Robert Chu Memorial Award
Established in 2017 by Mr. Terrence Donnelly in memory of the late Dr. Robert Chu.
Requirements:To be awarded to a graduating student in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine who is pursuing a residency program in radiology. To be awarded annually by the Faculty of Health Sciences on the recommendation of the Dean and Vice-President (or delegate) and the Chair of the Department of Radiology (or delegate).
The Dr. Henry Chaim Witelson Memorial Prize in Opthalmology
Established in 1997 by family and friends of the late Dr. Henry Chaim Witelson, former Chief of Service in Ophthalmology for Hamilton Civic Hospitals, to honour his memory and work.
Requirements: To be granted to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Health Sciences who has demonstrated academic excellence and an interest in ophthalmology. The prize is intended to provide an opportunity for an in-depth experience in a block elective for a minimum of two weeks in a clinical or research aspect of ophthalmology and to increase interest in the specialty of eye medicine and surgery.
Typically Available: 1 x $2500
Awards by Application
The Jaisal Chauhan Research Book Award
Established in 2015 by medical professionals in the Niagara region.
Requirements: To be awarded to a student from the Niagara Regional Campus of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine who, in the judgment of the Assistant Dean of the Niagara Regional Campus, has demonstrated inspiring leadership during their undergraduate medical program; exceeded expectations of medical students as researchers; contributed to a successful quality improvement project in health care.
Typically Available: 1 x $500
The Canadian Medical Association 150th Anniversary Award
Established in 2017 by the Canadian Medical Association Foundation in honour of the CMA’s 150th anniversary.
Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, and is Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person with protected/refugee status. The Award will be given to students who demonstrate values of medical professionalism, including: honesty and integrity, respect, responsibility and accountability, commitment to self-improvement and collaboration. Preference may be given to members of the Canadian Medical Association.
Typically Available: 1 x $15,000