• Submissions for the 2023 Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership (SBSAL) are now being accepted.

    The closing date to submit online applications is December 15, 2022 at 17:00 ET. Late applications will not be considered

    Submissions will be evaluated based on the strength of individual online applications and accompanying letters of support (requested by applicants and sent directly to CaRMS by supervisors).

    The information collected in this online application form will be viewed by the CaRMS Awards Committee only and kept strictly confidential. View our online services privacy policy.

    Complete the fields below. Asterisks (*) denote mandatory fields.

  • Part I - Applicant Information

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  • Part II - Proposed Leadership Activity

  • For your reference, check out some of the funded leadership activities of previous SBSAL winners
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 4 MB.
  • Letters of reference

  • 6. To fully complete the application process, you will need to request a maximum of three (3) letters of reference/support from your supervisors, two (2) of which must be from any of the following:

    • Dean of Faculty of Medicine
    • Undergraduate, student affairs or postgraduate dean
    • Program director
    • Manager/director of a professional organization

    Note: members of CaRMS' Awards Committee are not eligible to make nominations or provide letters in support of award submissions.

      Letters should address the following:

    1. The author’s relationship to you the applicant.
    2. Your activities/qualities demonstrating leadership interest/aptitude to date.
    3. Your demonstrated outstanding leadership skills during education (degree).
    4. Your contributions to the advancement of the profession of medicine and/or the quality of medical education.
    5. Evidence of your strong role modelling and mentorship ability among your peers.

    Supervisors should email their letters of reference directly to CaRMS by December 15, 2022. Letters should be sent to awardscommittee@carms.ca and include the following subject line:

    [Applicant name] Application for 2023 Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership (SBSAL)

    Please note that these specifications for letters of reference will also be will be included in the automatic email acknowledging receipt sent to you following submission of your online application.

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