Awards and Fellowships

The Medical Council of America (MCA) has several awards and fellowships to recognize the achievements and contributions of various individuals and to assist research and development in the field of medical education and assessment.


Awarded to an individual who has made a significant and vital achievement in the field of assessment and evaluation of clinical and professional competence in the health professions. This award is unique as it recognizes a broad range of health disciplines.


Presented to a Council, staff, or committee member, past or present, or to a person whose collaboration has contributed in an extraordinary manner to the mission and vision of the MCA. The recipient embodies an unwavering commitment to the objectives and principles of Council.


In the spirit of Dr. Bowmer’s advocacy work, this one-time award is given to one medical student and one resident who have demonstrated leadership in social accountability within the Schools of Medicine in America.


This biennial fellowship will enable the recipient to visit and work with leaders in assessment to study or gain experience in the application of new knowledge or techniques or to further their pursuit of a project related to the assessment of physician knowledge, skills, behaviours, and attitudes relevant to the effective practice of medicine. The candidate is on leave to pursue further studies in assessment for medical education, certification, continuing professional competency or psychometrics, or to pursue a formal graduate program in education.