Resident Spotlight Award

Resident Spotlight Awards

The Resident Spotlight Award began in 2019 to recognize resident physicians who make important contributions while still maintaining their work/life balance. This Award celebrates and shares the accomplishments of fellow residents.


All resident physicians are eligible to be nominated. Nominations may be self-nominated or may be submitted by fellow Resident physicians, Attending physicians, or medical students. Residents are not eligible to win more than one time per academic year.


Nominations can be made by filling out one of the following nomination forms. This includes explaining (in 150 words) why the nominee merits recognition. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications may also be dropped off at GF132, Health Sciences Centre, at the PARIM Office. Please mark submissions: “Attention, PARIM Awards Committee”. Resident spotlight award nomination forms are due the 15th of the previous month. For example, nominations for the March award are due by Feb 15th.

The Awards Committee will consider applications for awards on a quarterly basis: September, December, March, and June of each year.


Award recipients will receive a gift card and will be announced by newsletter, social media, and website with a photo and bio.

Former Resident Spotlight award recipients

September 2020 Dr. Adam Siray, PGY 3, Pediatric Dentistry and Dr. Richard Morrow, PGY 2, FM-Northern Remote

June 2020 Dr. Kaitlin Edwards, PGY 5, General Surgery

March 2020 Dr. Carston (Brook) Ruffo, PGY 2, Family Medicine, Parkland

December 2019 Dr. Rowan Chandler, PGY 4, Plastic Surgery

September 2019 Dr. Justin Owen, PGY 4, Radiation Oncology

June 2019   Dr. Richard Morrow, PGY 1, FM-Northern Remote

March 2019  Dr. Alkarim Velji, PGY 4, Emergency Medicine