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The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates Canadian heroes whose work has advanced health, thereby inspiring the pursuit of careers in the health sciences 


A Canada that honours our medical heroes - those of the past, present and furture


Celebration • Collaboration • Creativity • Inspiration



Established in 1994, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) is a national charitable organization that fosters future generations of health professionals through the celebration of our country’s rich medical history, student scholarship and award programs, and the delivery of both local and nationwide education programs for youth.

Each year, up to six individuals are recognized for their extraordinary contribution to improving the health of Canadians and people world-wide. The stories of the laureates are showcased on our website ( and in our portrait gallery, exhibit hall and laureate theatre, located in downtown London, ON.

CMHF youth initiatives include:

  • Discovery Days in Health Sciences – a national program that inspires high school students across Canada to pursue health careers  
  • CMHF /Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship program – for students pursuing post-secondary education in the health sciences
  • CMHF Award for Medical Students – recognizing one promising leader and innovator in each of Canada’s 17 medical schools with a cash award and travel subsidy to to attend our induction ceremony where they meet each other and personally connect with inspirational role models - the new inductees and Laureates
  • Museum School – offered to London and area senior elementary students who spend an entire week at the Hall, returning each day to learn about Canada’s medical heroes, visit local medical research facilities and write their own story of discovery  

What People Are Saying

"This is something the whole country can be proud of. It will show off our achievements and we hope it will inspire Canadians from coast to coast."

— J. Allyn Taylor, Founding Board Chair (1994 - 97)

"Very interesting to see information about many of the accomplished doctors in Canada."

— Comment from our Guest Book (Visitor from Lamont, Alberta)

"I feel so inspired and thankful to be in this building. Today I met future doctors, present doctors, professors, etc. It was truly amazing to be with such great minds and to hear their stories. I won't forget this day."

— Student participant, TD Discovery Days at the University of Manitoba

"Being able to manipulate human hearts and lungs was a very interesting experience. Being able to ask as many questions as we wanted was amazing. I loved this workshop! I loved this day!"

— Student partcipant, TD Discovery Days at McGill University, Montreal

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude for selecting me to receive (this) scholarship. I have always dreamed of a career in healthcare, and your support means the world to me as it gives me the hope and courage to pursue what I love most. Thank you for everything–thank you for believing in me."

— CMHF Scholarship recipient

"Museum School was an astounding opportunity for my class that I will cherish forever… It allowed us to really experience the lives of doctors and has definitely motivated me to possibly consider a career in the medical field."

— Grade 8 student, CMHF Museum School program, London, Ontario

" A very interesting exhibit , helpful staff and fasciniting explanations of some of the medical procedures and discoveries."

— Comment from our Guest Book (Visitor from Hertsfordshire, England )

"A facinating exhibit. Canadians have done much for our medical knowledge. Excellent initiative!"

— Comment from our Guest Book (Visitor from NSW, Australia)

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