Achievement awards

Achievement awards

Nominations for 2024 awards are now closed.


Nominators must be a member of Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) in good standing. Self-nominations are ineligible. 

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
  • Student members
  • Residents/fellows

Full nomination criteria is outlined in the Award Committee Terms of Reference.

Each nomination must include:

  • Nominee's curriculum vitae (five pages maximum) or an outline of the nominee’s education, work experience (or career to date), and current medical practice (if applicable)
  • A typed summary from the nominator (must be a DNS member) - 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 Nova Scotian physicians (or medical students for the Outstanding Medical Student Award)

Awards presentation

The awards will be presented at Doctors Nova Scotia’s 2024 annual conference on June 8 at Delta Hotels by Marriott, Dartmouth, N.S.

Past winners

Doctors Nova Scotia honoured 13 doctors for their contributions to the medical profession in 2023. For a complete list of all physicians honoured in past years, check out this list of achievement award winners.


Melissa Murray
Communications coordinator