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Jeremy Goldberg Education Award in Undergraduate Psychiatry

The Jeremy Goldberg Education Award in Undergraduate Psychiatry, created in 2018, will be presented annually to one undergraduate medical student at McMaster University.

This award has been generously donated by Dr. Jeremy Goldberg, a longtime faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences (DPBN) at McMaster University, in recognition of his passion for teaching medical students and clinical clerks. One award will be available annually, in the amount of $500.00.

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This award will recognize the recipient’s demonstrated contributions to mental health.  In determining the successful recipient, consideration will be given to the student’s:

  • Activities related to the promotion of the field of Psychiatry
  • Volunteerism in mental health and associated areas
  • Advocacy for persons with mental health issues
  • Efforts to reduce stigma of mental illness
  • Promotion of, or contribution to, program development in mental health
  • Demonstrated commitment to underserved and/or underprivileged populations within the area of mental health
  • Academic achievements (e.g. publications within psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences)
  • Other academic, scholarly or community contributions in mental health

While all contributions are valued, those achieved over the course of the student’s undergraduate medical studies will be given precedence in determination of the successful recipient.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. An undergraduate medical student (in any year of the program) in good standing attending any of the three campuses (Hamilton, Kitchener/Waterloo or Niagara).
  2. A student may be nominated in each year of their undergraduate medical studies, but may win this award only once.

Nomination Process:

  1. Students may self-nominate or be nominated by a fellow McMaster medical student, current psychiatry resident or Faculty member within the DPBN.
  2. Nominations will be accepted within a ‘window’ each year, expected to be approximately mid-April to mid-May.
  3. Nominations submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Selection Process:

  1. The Psychiatry Curriculum Committee (PCC) will review all nominations submitted by the deadline. A decision as to the current year’s recipient will be made by the Committee by the end of May of the same year.
  2. Any current undergraduate medical student member(s) of the Psychiatry Curriculum Committee will be asked to abstain from review of applications and the Committee’s deliberations in choosing the recipient (regardless of whether their name has been put forth for consideration).
  3. The successful recipient will be presented with the Award at the Department’s Annual Year End Dinner, held in June of each year.

Application Requirements:

  1. A letter of interest (written by applicant, if self-nomination) or letter of nomination (written by the resident or faculty member, if nomination) (max. 500 words)
  2. A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
  3. Optional: letters of support written by any person in a supervisory capacity (e.g. clinical, research or volunteer supervisor, community Board Chair, etc.) (max. 2)

The deadline for the 2018 Award is Friday, May 11, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Nomination packages should be submitted electronically to Lisa Kennedy Undergraduate Coordinator.

Any questions may be directed to:

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