The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Award for young leaders is intended to celebrate the efforts of young physician leaders of tomorrow for their efforts today. In recognizing these efforts, the CMA presents the Award for Young Leaders to one student physician chosen from the faculty of medicine through a nomination process. Each university in Canada puts a name forward, and the Provincial Medical Associations in each province choose a candidate to put forward to the CMA who has demonstrated exemplary dedication, commitment, and leadership in one of the following domains: political, clinical, education, research, or community service. The recipient must have exemplified creativity and initiative and be committed to “making a difference”; been active and effective at the local, provincial/territorial, and/or national level; and acted as a positive and effective role model for their peers and colleagues. In conferring this award, the CMA Board of Directors recognizes determination, leadership, and commitment to helping others.
Congratulations to Azalea Lehndorff, the 2016 recipient of this award. Azalea has been an integral part of A Better World for years and we are so proud of her accomplishments.
The award will be presented at the Canadian Medical Association’s annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia on August 23, 2016.