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Presenting an Award

Awards

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Dr. Ashok Muzumdar Memorial Award for Physicians with Disabilities

The Dr. Ashok Muzumdar Memorial Award for Physicians with Disabilities (including medical learners) honours the founder of the Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities, an advocate and supporter for physicians and learners with disabilities.

The award is granted to a CMA member with a disability, whether physical, cognitive or psychological, who demonstrates resilience and leadership in one of the following ways:

  • advocating for positive changes at the regional, national and/or international level for patients and/or physicians with disabilities

  • encouraging and facilitating the development of more equitable supports (e.g., facilities, assistance or funding) for patients and/or physicians with disabilities

  • being a role model and/or mentor for physicians and learners with disabilities

  • improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with disabilities

  • educating the public regarding the many facets of disabilities

Since 2021, the award has been administered by the Canadian Medical Association.

To learn more about the award or to apply, please visit https://www.cma.ca/dr-ashok-muzumdar-memorial-award-physicians-disabilities

Dr. Ashok Muzumdar Memorial Scholarship For Medical Students with Disabilities

When Physiatrist Dr. Ashok Muzumdar began to lose his sight in the late 1980’s to early 1990’s, he  wondered whether other physicians in Canada may be dealing with their own disability. It was this curiosity, along with support from colleagues at the Canadian Medical Association that Dr. Muzumdar founded the Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities in 2000, the first Canadian organization devoted to fostering mutual support for physicians with disabilities.

When Dr. Muzumdar passed away in November, 2012 the board and executive of the CAPD, along with Dr. Muzumdar’s devoted family, endeavored to create an award in his honour. It is our collective hope that this award will support a medical student with a disability who embodies the resilience demonstrated by our founding member and past president.

Stay tuned for details regarding this year's award

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