We administer awards and scholarships to recognize contributions and promote excellence in academia, research, education, community service, mentorship and quality improvement. These are made possible thanks to individual or corporate sponsorships, and generous donations of the MMAC membership.
Research, Education or Community Service Scholarship
This annual scholarship encourages high school, undergraduate, medical students and resident physicians to pursue scholarly activities towards the improvement of their community in the areas of education, research or quality improvement.
Proposals are evaluated based on the strength of the proposal, innovation, impact, need, and feasibility.
Successful applicants are expected to present project findings upon completion and execute a knowledge dissemination strategy.
Mentor of the Year Award
This award recognizes members of the Muslim healthcare community that have been instrumental and exemplary mentors for one or more peers.
Nominees are evaluated based on the method, quality, duration and impact of the mentorship provided.
Award recipients have embodied effective mentorship through their availability & approachability, strong communication skills, honesty and objectivity, sincere interest in the mentee’s success, compassion, leadership, intellectual support, assistance with networking and/or career advancement and personal support.
Previous Mentor of the Year Award Recipients:
2021 – Dr. Tayyab Khan
2020 – Dr. Mufti Asfandyar, Sara El-Sayed Ahmed
2019 – Dr. Ahmed Hassan
COVID-19 Hero Award
This award recognizes members of the Canadian Muslim healthcare community that have gone above and beyond to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nominees are assessed based on the nature, duration, and impact of their work.
Successful candidates may have made significant contributions in any of the following areas: clinical or public health care, advocacy, community support, research, policy or guideline development, knowledge translation, health promotion and education, quality improvement, or any other area related to the pandemic.