Council for PROFESSIONS SUPPLEMENTARY TO MEDICINE

GOOL KHAN AWARD

RECOGNISING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

This Award is to be bestowed on a graduate of one of the health professions regulated by the Council.  The Award is in recognition of the Council's first Registrar, Mr. Gool Khan.  He was instrumental in the establishment of the Council and co-ordinating the legal framework surrounding its operations. Mr. Khan was a Medical Laboratory Technologist who served the Council from 1965 to 1997.

OBJECTIVE

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS AWARD IS TO PROMOTE THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENTS BEING A ROLE MODEL BY ACHIVEING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE; BEING CONSCIOUS OF THEIR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONS AND ALSO IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY.

CRITERIA FOR AWARD:

This Award is for Academic Excellence and demonstrated community involvement that realises results with youth groups- by inspiring them to improve in their studies; or with the elderly – by offering assistance with getting them to appointments etc. or assists their community in a tangible and recognisable way to improve the social fabric of their community  

The applicant must present an essay outlining the impact of their work at these levels.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be:

  1. A Jamaican or Caribbean national who intends to work for at least one year in Jamaica or within Caricom;
  2. A graduate obtaining a pass mark of 3.5 GPA for each year of the course of studies;
  3. Must be involved in  community work for at least one(1) year prior to graduation and is recognised as a role model by their peers;
  4. Must participate in extra   curricular activities;
  5. Displays sincerity and high standards of ethical conduct in all their actions;
  6. Sets quality goals and achieve them.

THE ORGANISING TEAM

There will be established a group of persons vested with the responsibility to administer the selection and award process, at different levels, for granting this Award.

The First Phase:

  • The Director/Head of each respective discipline regulated by the Council at each tertiary institution will conduct internal assessment of students’ academic records to determine their eligibility.  The institution will then nominate two (2) students from each discipline and submits their applications to the Council.

Submission of Application

  • Applications must be:
    • Completed  by the Head of Department/Programme Co-ordinator t of the educational institutio;
    • co-signed by  the applicant and a passport size photograph attached;
    • supported by the Essay which must be authenticated by the signature of the beneficiary of the applicant’s work;
    • supported by recommendation from a lecturer in their profession  and one  character reference from a Justice of the Peace or a Pastor in the community.

It is to be noted that Selection of the Awardee will not be influenced by age, gender, social background or choice of profession.  A decision about selection will be based on the criteria stated.

The second Phase:- Selection of the Awardee

The Panel of Judges will meet three (3) weeks before the date of the official function to select the Awardee.

The Selection Committee will comprise:

  • A sub committee of the Council;
  • One (1) independent person - Representative of the Civic community;
  • The Registrar.

The Chairman will preside over the proceedings.

THE AWARD

The Award will comprise a plaque with the individual's name engraved and cash in the sum of J$20,000.00.

PARTICIPATING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

  • University of Technology, Jamaica (Utech)
  • Northern Caribbean University
  • University of the West Indies
  • Sir John Golding School of Physiotherapy

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