Governor General’s Gold Medal

Faculty of Medicine Deadline: Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

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 Dean’s office at the Faculty of Medicine. Please submit Faculty of Medicine nomination packages in a PDF format through the Online Portal by Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Faculty of Medicine may nominate up to two students to the G+PS, one for the Master’s medal and one for the doctoral medal.

Nomination Package Guidelines:                        

Submit an application package as one single PDF (Last name, First name_ program name). The nomination package should include the following order:

  1. Application form filled out by the student
  2. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (complete and up to date)
  3. Copy of External Examiner’s report on doctoral dissertation (for PhD applicants only – Master’s applicants do not need to provide an equivalent document)
  4. Letter of support from thesis supervisor
  5. Letter of support from Department Head

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.