Student Recognition Awards

The Ontario Medical Student Association is proud to recognize students for their contributions and talents outside of the academic realm. We will be offering two different awards in Spring 2022. The award winners will be recognized at the OMSA Leadership Summit in May 2022.

1) The Art of Medicine Award

Amount: $250

Number of awards: 2

Description: Show your interpretation of the annual theme through a written, artistic, or musical means. Written submissions should be no more than 500 words and musical submissions should be no more than 3 minutes in length. We want to showcase the artistic talents of Ontario Medical Students, so please get creative with your piece!

Evaluation: The top 6 pieces, as determined by OMSA Council, will be put for public vote by all Ontario medical students.

** See past years’ winners and finalists here **

2021-2022 Theme: TBA


2) The Hidden Hero Award

Amount: $250 ($125 to applicant + $125 to charity of applicant's choice)

Number of awards: 2

Description: This award serves to recognize Ontario Medical Students who are making a positive impact in their community, whether that be at the medical school, university, local, or provincial level. You can self nominate, or nominate a peer by writing a maximum 500 word essay on the ways in which the nominee has contributed to the betterment of their community in a grassroot effort way.

** See past years’ recipients here **

Note: Each nomination letter is considered and marked independently. The total number of letters submitted does not positively impact one individual's application.

Nominations will open in Fall 2021


The deadline to apply for both awards is Sunday, March 13th, 2022 at 11:59 pm. All questions can be directed to Zack Chuang at