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Undergraduate Awards

Jeremy Goldberg Education Award in Undergraduate Psychiatry

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

This award is 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. One award is 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 apply in each year of their undergraduate medical studies, but may win this award only once

Application Process & Requirements:

  1. Applications will be accepted within a ‘window’ each year, expected to be approximately early March to late April.
  2. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Requirements:  Submission of one (1) application package, comprised of the following:

i. Official Application Form completed by applicant

ii. A letter of interest from the applicant (max. 500 words)

iii. A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae

iv. Letter(s) of support (max. 3) written by any person in a supervisory capacity (e.g. clinical, research or volunteer supervisor, community Board Chair, etc.). Letters from residents are welcome, so long as they have supervised the student in some capacity.

Application packages should be submitted electronically to Lisa Kennedy, Psychiatry Clerkship Coordinator:, by the deadline mentioned above.

N.B:     Application packages received which are incomplete will not be considered. Similarly, additional application packages submitted will also not be considered.

Selection Process:

  1. The Psychiatry Curriculum Committee (PCC) - or an appointed Subcommittee - will review and evaluate all nomination packages submitted by the deadline. A decision as to the current year’s recipient will be made by the Committee/Subcommittee 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/Subcommittee’s deliberations in choosing the recipient (regardless of whether they have applied for the current year’s award).
  3. The successful recipient will be presented with the Award at the Department’s Annual Year End Dinner, held in June of each year.

The deadline for the 2019 Award is Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 17:00 

Any questions may be directed to:

PDF Call for Applications Jeremy Goldberg Education Award 2019

March 4, 2019



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