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.
- 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:
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