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Thesis Prizes

The central role of the medical student thesis is to educate students in the application of rigorous methodologies and creative self-discipline to the asking and answering of a specific question. As such, all students are expected to produce an excellent piece of scholarly work. It is recognized that some theses may be truly exceptional and, as such, merit consideration for a prize at graduation. The basis for this recognition includes the thesis being an outstanding work based on original observations made by the student. Up to 30% of theses in a given department (or more, at the discretion of the Departmental Thesis Chair), may be submitted for prize consideration. Additionally, many departments recognize outstanding submission with a “Departmental Honors” designation. Updated information regarding the Thesis Prizes will be released by November 2022. Students who believe there may have been bias in the review of their thesis should directly contact OSR to request a formal appeal of the departmental decision.