The Family Medicine Resident Awards for Scholarly Achievement recognize outstanding academic accomplishments by family medicine residents (in their first, second, or third year). These awards are intended to stimulate family medicine research and innovation in education. One recipient or team from each faculty of family medicine across Canada will be selected.

In addition to these awards, all nominations submitted on behalf of francophone family medicine residents will be forwarded to the Awards Committee of the Quebec College of Family Physicians to be considered for the 2020 Nadine St-Pierre Award, which recognizes the best scholarly work of a francophone family medicine resident in Canada. To qualify for the Nadine St-Pierre Award the nomination must include a full manuscript in French describing the scholarly work and a reflection piece by the author.

The recipients will be featured at the Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2022 during the Section of Researchers Awards Celebration. Additionally, we will publish the names of the 2021 honourees on our website.

Eligibility criteria:

Family medicine residents in their first, second, or third year of training are eligible.

Nominees cannot have received this award in the past three years.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Nomination process:

The chair, postgraduate directors, and research directors from each Canadian family medicine residency program are asked to identify the best scholarly work by a resident in their department, using the department’s own criteria. Their nominee will become their school’s recipient of a Family Medicine Resident Award for Scholarly Achievement. Only one nomination per university will be accepted.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on June 17, 2022.

Please refer to this PDF for nomination requirements.

The Honours and Awards Committee will approve the nominations for these awards and will inform the recipients in July.

 Submit Your Nomination Now

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine.

In addition to the recipients of the Family Medicine Resident Awards for Scholarly Achievement, all award nominations submitted on behalf of francophone family medicine residents will be forwarded to the Awards Committee of the Quebec College of Family Physicians (QCFP) for the selection of the Nadine St-Pierre Award, which focuses on the best scholarly work by an outstanding francophone family medicine resident in Canada.

The award will be presented during the Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 202 2. The value of the Nadine St-Pierre Award is $1,000. Additionally, the recipient will receive complimentary registration for one day at FMF.

Eligibility criteria:

Selected from the Family Medicine Resident Awards for Scholarly Achievement submissions. Recognizes the best scholarly work of a francophone family medicine resident in Canada. To qualify for the Nadine St-Pierre Award the nomination must include a full manuscript in French describing the scholarly work and a reflection piece by the author.  This award is available to family medicine residents in their first, second, or third year of training.

Nominees cannot have received this award in the past three years.

For more information please visit the QCFP’s website.

Please note: As part of the application process posters and PowerPoint submissions will not be accepted.

Selection process:

The chair, postgraduate directors, and research directors from each Canadian family medicine residency program are asked to identify the best scholarly work written by a resident from their department, using the department’s own criteria. Their nominee will become their school’s recipient of a Family Medicine Resident Award for Scholarly Achievement. If the paper selected was written in French and the authors are willing to write a reflection piece to accompany it, then the nomination will be forwarded to the Awards Committee of the QCFP to be considered for the Nadine St-Pierre Award.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s Honours and Awards Committee will approve the recipient of this award and inform the recipient formally in July.

Nomination process:

Nominations must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on July 15, 2021.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Please visit the QCFP’s website for nomination requirements.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, through the generosity of its donors.

Dr. Henry Becker, 2018 recipient of a research in family medicine award

Dr. Henry Becker, FMF 2018, Toronto

The Research Awards for Family Medicine Residents recognize family medicine residents in their first or second year of training for excellent research carried out and completed prior to June 1, 2021.

The Research Awards for Family Medicine Residents will be presented during the Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2022. The recipients will receive complimentary registration for one day at the next live FMF. In addition, the Research Awards for Family Medicine Residents may reimburse up to $1,500 to offset the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel to attend FMF.*

*Please note that while pandemic restrictions are imposed, we might defer this portion of the award.

Eligibility criteria:

Family medicine residents who have completed a research project in 2021 are eligible.

Residents in a third-year training program are not eligible.

Applicants cannot have received this award in the past three years.

Please note: As part of the application process posters and PowerPoint submissions will not be accepted.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Nomination process:

Nominations must be submitted online.

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on June 17, 2022.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

Submit Your Nomination Now

Selection process:

The chair and research directors of each family medicine residency program will identify the most outstanding research project conducted by a resident or team of residents in their program in 2022. Only one nomination per university will be accepted.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s Section of Researchers will evaluate the nominations and recommend the recipients of these awards to the national Honours and Awards Committee. There are two awards available.

The recipients and research directors will be notified of the results formally in August.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, through the generosity of its donors.

The Family Medicine Resident Scholarship recognize the leadership abilities of outstanding senior family medicine residents from each of the 17 Canadian family medicine residency programs.

The value of the Family Medicine Resident Scholarship is $10,000. The award will be presented during the Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2022. The recipients will receive complimentary registration for one day at the next live FMF. In addition, the Family Medicine Resident Scholarship may reimburse up to $1,500 to offset the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel to attend FMF.*

*Please note that while pandemic restrictions are imposed, we might defer this portion of the award.

Eligibility criteria:

Nominees must be senior family medicine residents in their second year at the time of nomination.

Nominees must show an interest in enhancing their leadership skills within organized medicine.

Nominees are eligible if they have one or more achievements in the following areas:

  • Leadership activities during residency/leadership qualities (beyond departmental and program activities, such as participation in organized family medicine, the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Section of Residents, or Resident Doctors of Canada)
  • Academic achievements related to family medicine (e.g., publications)
  • Research achievements
  • Oral presentation skills (articulate and confident when presenting to large groups)
  • Unique achievements or exceptional activities in medical school or residency
  • Service to vulnerable populations, such as rural, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, addiction/mental health, inner city, etc.

Where possible, you are encouraged to consider recognizing a candidate who was not previously nominated for a CFPC Medical Student Scholarship.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Selection process:

All nominations submitted for the Family Medicine Scholarship  will be forwarded to the Section of Teachers Council to be considered for the Val Rachlis Leadership in Family Medicine Award, which focuses on the leadership, academic, research, and communication skills of senior family medicine residents.

A selection committee composed of residents (R1) and faculty representatives from each family medicine residency program is asked to identify their nominee for a Family Medicine Resident Scholarship. Only one nomination per university will be accepted.

The Honours and Awards Committee will approve the nominations for these awards and inform the recipients in July.

Nomination process:

Nominations must be submitted online.

The deadline for nominations is 4:00 p.m. (ET) on June 17, 2022.

Please refer to this PDF for nomination requirements.

Submit Your Nomination Now

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, through the generosity of its donors, Scotiabank and MD Financial Management.

The Indigenous Family Medicine Resident Scholarship recognizes a top First Nations, Metis, or Inuit family medicine resident in Canada who has shown leadership and commitment to a career in family medicine.

The value of the Indigenous Family Medicine Resident Scholarship is $10,000. The award will be presented during the Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2022. The recipient will receive complimentary registration for one day at the next live FMF. In addition, the Indigenous Family Medicine Resident Scholarship may reimburse up to $1,500 to offset the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel to attend FMF.*

*Please note that while pandemic restrictions are imposed, we might defer this portion of the award.

Eligibility criteria:

Nominees must be senior family medicine residents in their second year at the time of nomination.

Nominees must show an interest in enhancing their leadership skills within organized medicine.

Nominees are eligible if they have one or more achievements in the following areas:

  • Leadership activities during residency/leadership qualities (beyond departmental and program activities, such as participation in organized family medicine, the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Section of Residents, or Resident Doctors of Canada)
  • Academic achievements related to family medicine (e.g., publications)
  • Research achievements
  • Oral presentation skills (articulate and confident when presenting to large groups)
  • Unique achievements or exceptional activities in medical school or residency
  • Service to vulnerable populations, such as rural, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, addiction/mental health, inner city, etc.

Where possible, you are encouraged to consider recognizing a candidate who was not previously nominated for a CFPC Medical Student Scholarship.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Application process:

The application window opens on November 10, 2021.<

Nominations must be submitted online.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on April 19, 2022.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

Submit Your Nomination Now

Selection process:

The CFPC’s Indigenous Health Committee will recommend the recipient to the national Honours and Awards Committee. The Honours and Awards Committee will approve the final recipient for this award.

Applicants will be notified of the results formally by email in July.

The recipient of the Indigenous Family Medicine Resident Scholarship will be forwarded to the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s Section of Teachers Council to be considered for the Val Rachlis Leadership in Family Medicine Award, which focuses on the leadership, academic, research, and communication skills of senior family medicine residents.

Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, through the generosity of its donors, Scotiabank and MD Financial Management.

The Val Rachlis Leadership in Family Medicine Award was presented in 2020 for the first time. This award is generously supported by Dr. Val Rachlis as a part of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine’s Honours and Awards Program. This award recognizes a family medicine resident who has demonstrated outstanding academic, research, and communication leadership, and who is recognized as a future leader in our discipline.

The value of the Val Rachlis Leadership in Family Medicine Award is $1,500.

Selection process:

Top scored recipient of Indigneous Family Medicine Resident Scholarship, and all from Family Medicine Resident Scholarship, make up the pool of nominations for Val Rachlis Award. The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s Honours and Awards Committee will approve the recipient of this award and inform the recipient formally.