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2016 MD NextStep Awards Celebrate Physicians as They Transition to Practice

In recognition of the 2016 graduating class of medical residents, MD Financial Management Inc. (MD), a wealth management firm owned by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), today announced the winners of the 2016 MD NextStep Awards.

The MD NextStep Awards program was created to celebrate the achievements of the graduating class of medical residents who have transitioned into medical practice. To commemorate this year’s milestone, MD will make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders on behalf of the 2016 graduating residents, whose votes determined which charities will share the $50,000 gift. 

“MD is proud to recognize the 2,400 medical residents who are taking their next step from medical school into practice,” said Allison Seymour. “These awards celebrate their achievements and recognize their dedication and the personal commitment they have made in order to become a physician. MD is here to support them at every stage of their career, from medical school through to retirement.”

In addition to making the charitable donation, MD invited physicians who are new in practice to submit a video entry for one of four $10,000 awards that recognize either their community involvement, leadership, personal achievements or achievement of work/life balance. 

Winners were selected by the MD NextStep Awards panel:

  • Matt Maruca, General Counsel, Doctors Manitoba
  • Sandi Carew Flemming, Chief Executive Officer, Maritime Resident Doctors
  • Dr. David Mulder, Head of Thoracic Surgery, Montreal General Hospital, and Chief Surgeon, Montreal Canadiens
  • Dr. Jouhayna Bentaleb, Secretary General, Association des Médecins Résidents de Montréal
  • Owen Adams, Chief Policy Advisor, Canadian Medical Association
  • Allison Seymour, Executive Vice President of Member and Community Engagement, MD Financial Management

"It was an honor to be part of the MD Next Step Awards panel, as this award truly celebrates the achievements of our members becoming physicians,” said Sandi Carew Flemming.

Additional awards were given to a representative from each of the medical faculties as part of the overall draw, and to those entries that solicited the highest number of social media votes. 

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About MD Financial Management

Owned by the CMA, MD has only one business imperative: to enhance physicians’ financial outcomes by focusing on their distinctive needs and operating in their best interests.

MD has more than $44 billion in assets under administration and is dedicated to serving Canada’s physicians and their families. It provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies. For a detailed list of these companies, visit

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