Lorelei Lingard, PhD, Awarded the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education


Lorelei Lingard, PhD, was awarded the 2018 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education for her overall commitment to research examining the use of language in medicine and medical training.

This major international prize aims to recognize and stimulate high-quality research in the field, and to promote long-term improvements in educational practice. The Prize is presented every second year.

Lingard, Professor of Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and Director of the Centre for Education Research & Innovation, studies how health professionals use language to work together in teams to provide patient care and how that translates to clinical learning. Her work helps to guide how medical schools teach and assess their learners and what they value as important in medical training.

“I was absolutely delighted, surprised and honoured to learn that I had received the Karolinska Prize this year,” said Lingard, who is also the first woman to receive the Prize.