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Gold-Headed Cane Award

The College’s Gold-Headed Cane Award recognizes an outstanding Nova Scotia physician who exemplifies professionalism in service to patients, the profession, and the community.

The College’s annual province-wide recognition is awarded as part of a co-sponsored Gold-Headed Cane ceremony in partnership with the Humanities in Medicine Program at Dalhousie University Medical School. Read about our past award recipients.

Call for Nominations

Is there a physician in your community who exhibits outstanding professionalism? Consider nominating your colleague for the College’s 2020 Gold-Headed Cane Award for professionalism in the practice of medicine.

This award is granted to a community-based Nova Scotia physician recognized by their peers as a role model, who demonstrates professionalism in service to their patients, profession, and community.

Nominations must be received by Friday, February 26, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Nomination Requirements

  • You and the nominee must be licensed to practice medicine in Nova Scotia.
  • You must submit a letter detailing how the nominee exhibits outstanding professionalism in service to their patients, profession, and community.
  • You must include a biography and/or CV (curriculum vitae) of the nominee.
  • You may include letters of support from other physicians.

Unsuccessful nominations from previous years may be resubmitted for consideration. If you are resubmitting a nomination, please indicate this in your letter.

Nominations can be submitted via email, fax, mail or courier to:

Jennifer Kendell
Communications Coordinator

Phone: (902) 422-5823, ext. 2404
Fax: (902) 422-5035

College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia
400 – 175 Western Parkway
Bedford, Nova Scotia, B4B 0V1