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CFMS - CPAMD Humanitarian Award

The primary goal of the CFMS-CPAMD Humanitarian Award is to encourage the development of innovative humanitarian initiatives dedicated towards creating change. CFMS and CPAMD want to recognize a medical student who is going above and beyond as an aspiring medical professional exemplifying leadership.

A noteworthy humanitarian contribution includes striving to improve the lives of others in their community by providing direct care, enhancing access to care or through educational efforts. The definition of community is inherently broad, including the medical student community, their local community, an identity community, or any other community aligning with their humanitarian goals.

This award was created in honour of a very inspiring medical student from Queen’s University, Geordie Maguire, recognizing his incredible impact on those in his local community and across Canada. Geordie was the inaugural recipient of the award in 2023, clearly defining what it means to be a leader and humanitarian.

In recognition of their achievements, one member of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) will receive the award. This award consists of:

  • 1. An engraved trophy

  • 2. All expenses paid to attend the 3-day CFMS Spring General Meeting in April to receive the award 

  • 3. Immediate access to a grant of minimum $5000+ to fund the initiative, along with national exposure and ongoing support from CPAMD and CFMS

Please fill out this form to apply.

We encourage medical students from all backgrounds and experiences with an idea for an initiative to apply. 

Nominations for the award will open in the fall of each year and are due on November 30th, with the award winner announced in the new year thereafter.

Any questions can be directed to [email protected]