Achievement awards

Achievement awards

Nominations for 2021 awards are now closed. 

2022 nominations will open in June 2021.

Awards process

Members are eligible for nominations if they are a member of DNS and fall into one of the following membership categories* (see membership definitions): 

  • Full members
  • Life members
  • Retired members
  • Members on Leave

Full nomination criteria is outlined in the Awards Committee Terms of Reference

Each nomination must include:

  • A completed nomination form (available summer 2021)
  • Nominee’s CV or an outline of the nominee’s education, work experience (or career to date), current medical practice (if applicable) and other relevant background, e.g., volunteer and community involvement and past awards
  • A typed summary from the nominator (no more than 300 words) outlining why the nominee is deserving of the award. (Highlight the nominee’s career accomplishments, contributions to their community and personal points of interest about their family and/or hobbies.)
  • Letters of support from two additional DNS members

Past winners

Doctors Nova Scotia honoured eight doctors for their contributions to the medical profession in 2020. For a complete list of all physicians honoured in past years, check out this list of achievement award winners.


Melissa Murray
Communications coordinator
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4923