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.
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. The call for nominations takes place in February each year.
- 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.