The Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership - Apply for Consideration

The Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership (SBSAL) recognizes a medical student who has demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for leadership. Up to $3000 is also provided to support this individual’s leadership activities, such as attendance at leadership conferences, formal leadership education, or a leadership elective.

Further information is available at:

A previous list of winners is available at:
(Note: this is the second year the SBSAL award has a category for undergraduate medical students. Past winners have traditionally been residents, and as such, their degree of leadership experience is not expected from an undergraduate student.)

Looking to apply? In order to streamline the process, we’re requesting that all students submit the following to the LEW office via

Internal applications have been vetted through the Student Affairs Committee, Drs. Tithecott and Rieder will write the necessary letters for your application to CaRMS itself.

Please submit your application to the Student Affairs Committee at by Sunday November 8, 2015 at 11:59pm.

What Happens Next?

The Student Affairs Committee will review and consider all student applications. Top scoring applications will be recommended to Dr Tithecott and Dr Rieder who will then review the applications and write letters of support to accompany those applications chosen to go forward. You will receive notification of the response to your application by Monday November 30th, 2015.

Any questions, feel free to contact Pam Bere ( or Rob Pintwala (