Governor General’s Gold Medal

Faculty of Medicine Deadline: To be posted in January, 2020 

One gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record in the graduating class for the doctoral degree.

A second gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved most outstanding academic record in the graduating class for the master’s degree with thesis.

Details regarding nomination procedures are posted on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.

Each Faculty of Medicine graduate program may nominate one applicant per category (PhD and MSc-thesis) to the Faculty of Medicine. Please submit Faculty of Medicine nomination packages in a PDF format to:

Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education
c/o Research Education Facilitator
med.research@ubc.ca

Previous Faculty of Medicine Recipients

Mohit Sodhi was selected as this year’s recipient for the 2018 Governor General’s Gold Medal Award (Master’s). Mohit is graduating with a MSc in Experimental Medicine. His research focuses on the safety of commonly prescribed medications through population databases consisting of millions of patients. He frequently publishes his work in some of the top journals in their respective fields and his work is featured in many prestigious national and international news sources such as the New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch, Reuters, Medscape, and the Medical Letter, among others. His work is currently shaping prescribing guidelines for the medications he researches.

 

 

Dustin King

 Dustin King, recent PhD graduate has been chosen as this year’s recipient for the 2016 Governor General’s Gold Medal Award (Doctoral). Dustin graduates with a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His doctoral research project takes a multi-disciplinary approach towards understanding the molecular basis of beta-lactamase antibiotic resistance. His work, and collaborations stemming from it, has already led to numerous publications in prestigious journals such as Nature.