Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Recognizing and Inspiring a New Generation of Health Leaders and Innovators

September 5, 2019

LONDON, ON – Second year medical students with an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge are recognized today with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award.  Each recipient receives a cash prize of $5,000 and a travel subsidy to attend the 2020 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Vancouver BC where they will have the opportunity to meet CMHF Laureates and interact with health leaders from across the country.

 The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame partners with donors, MD Financial Management and Canada’s medical schools to recognize young leaders who exemplify qualities of CMHF Laureates: perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit.

 “I am so incredibly humbled by this nomination. My sincere gratitude to all involved for making this possible. This award represents the efforts of the many people who have mentored me and supported my work and to them I am immensely grateful” said Joel Voth, CMHF Award recipient from McMaster University.  

“We celebrate the achievements of the giants of health care in Canada to fuel our pride, but also to inspire the next generation of health leaders with world changing potential”, said CMHF board chair Dr. William Orovan. “The outstanding feedback we continue to receive from our recipients about the impact of this confirms for us the importance of this initiative”. 

Scotiabank, MD Financial Management Inc. and the Canadian Medical Association proudly support the CMHF, one of several initiatives that comprise our 10-year, $115 million commitment to supporting the medical profession and advancing health in Canada. 

“MD has been dedicated to the physician community for 50 years and is proud to support the next generation of physicians through the CMHF award program,” said MD CEO and President Brian Peters. “Such talent and drive among medical students bode well for the future of Canada’s health care system.”

Each of Canada’s faculties of medicine | health sciences facilitated the review of applicants and recommended one award recipient. Three letters of support are required by applicants including a non-academic community reference describing their community impact, along with a 1,000 word essay describing why they should be considered for the Award and articulating the qualities of the CMHF Laureate who inspires them most.

Click HERE to view recipient bios and photos

For additional information, please contact:

Lissa Foster, Executive Director
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
519.636.0660   lfoster [at]   



The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) celebrates Canadian heroes whose work advances health in Canada and the world and fosters future generations of health professionals through the delivery of local and national youth education programs, scholarships and awards. This enduring tribute to our country’s rich medical achievement and history is showcased on our virtual hall at .  


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Since 1867, the Canadian Medical Association has been the national voice of Canada’s medical profession. We work with physicians, residents and medical students on issues that matter to the profession and the health of Canadians. We advocate for policy and programs that drive meaningful change for physicians and their patients.