October 23, 2014

ACPC Award for Excellence in Education

The Association of Chairs of Psychiatry in Canada (ACPC) award recognizes individuals who have made a significant and sustained contribution to education in psychiatry.



This award is intended for individuals whose work has been widely recognized for at least three years. Nominees should have made a significant and sustained contribution to education in one or more categories:
• active teaching: lectures, small-group teaching, resident seminars, journal club, etc.
• clinical supervision of undergraduates and residents
• supervision of graduate students, postgraduate fellows, and other research students
• guidance or supervision of thesis students
• participation in community educational activities
• supervision of and participation in the examination processes of the nominee's department, university or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
• development of new evaluation strategies and techniques
• course development and innovative teaching programs
• writing course notebooks, textbooks or teaching handbooks
• development of new pedagogy
• contribution to continuing medical education
• academic management of teaching programs at the hospital level through teaching, coordination of students and residents, or centralized specialty
• publications of research on teaching strategies
• publications on education

Nomination Procedure

The submitted nominations should include
• letters of support from colleagues and program coordinators;
• evaluations by the Department or Faculty;
• student evaluations;
• testimonials from former students;
• invited lectures; and,
• peer-reviewed articles.

Nominations must be received by May 13 of each year.

Send nominations to
Chairperson, Association of Chairs of Psychiatry in Canada
c/o Ms. Suzanne Decker
Tel: Tel: 902-473-2470


This award is adjudicated by a committee of four members appointed by the ACPC for a two or three year term to review submissions and rank the outstanding nominees. Nominations for the award are submitted annually. Re-entries are considered when supported by the required documentation (see "Nomination Procedure").

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