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) 2021. Additionally, we will publish the names of the 2020 honourees on our website.

Eligibility criteria:

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

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.

The deadline is 4:00 p.m. (ET) on June 18, 2021.

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.

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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) 2021. The value of the Nadine St-Pierre Award is $1,000. Additionally, the recipient will receive complimentary registration for one day at the next live 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.

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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.

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The Patient Education Grants for Family Medicine Residents encourage family medicine residents to become involved in the planning and development of patient education. The grants support residents in doing projects focused on patient education and/or Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations during their training (e.g., research, developing learning tools) and in the creation and promotion of materials, tools, and presentations that specifically address gaps in patient education resources and update existing information.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be residents at the time of application.

R1 and R2 applicants must be enrolled in a Canadian residency training program.

R3 applicants must be enrolled in an enhanced skills program.

Applicants must be College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members.

Projects must be started during the applicant’s residency.

Projects must be completed within the applicant’s first year of practice.

The applicant must have no identified potential conflict of interest.

Applicants cannot be in active practice.

Applicants cannot have received this grant 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.

Application process:

The application window opens on December 15, 2020.

Residents must apply online.

The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. (ET) on July 17, 2020.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

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Selection process:

The CFPC’s Patient Education Committee will recommend the recipients to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

Notification of the results will be sent by email in July.

Recognition of support:

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

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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) 2021. 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 2020 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.

The deadline is 4:00 p.m. (ET) on June 18, 2021.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

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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 2021. 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) 2021. 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 have demonstrated an interest and skills in one or more areas such as health care policy/economics; government/media relations; and/or advocacy and representation on behalf of patients, their peers, or health care organizations.

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

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

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.

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 18, 2021.

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) 2021. 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:

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

Applicants must have demonstrated an interest and skills in one or more areas such as health care policy/economics; government/media relations; and/or advocacy and representation on behalf of patients, their peers, or health care organizations.

Applicants must have an interest in enhancing their leadership skills within organized medicine.

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

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

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

Application process:

The application window opens on December 15, 2020.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on June 18, 2021.

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.

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 t is $1,500.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Academic accomplishments related to family medicine: Publications, presentations and research relevant to the discipline primarily during residency or built upon during residency.
  2. Leadership activities during residency/leadership qualities: Beyond department and program activities.
  3. Service to a community of need: Actively engaged in supporting vulnerable populations.
  4. Special achievements during medical school and/or residency: Outstanding non-academic accomplishments.
  5. Nominations must be submitted before July 1, 2021, 4:00 p.m. (ET)

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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.

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Student and Resident Leadership Award Recipients, FMF 2018, Toronto

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

Eligibility criteria:

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

Nominees must have demonstrated an interest and skills in areas such as health care policy/economics; government/media relations; and/or advocacy and representation on behalf of patients, their peers, or health care organizations.

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

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.

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

Nomination process:

The nomination window opens on December 12, 2019.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on June 19, 2020.

Please refer to this PDF for nomination requirements.

Submit Your Nomination Now

Selection process:

A selection committee composed of residents (R1) and faculty representatives from each family medicine residency program is asked to identify their nominee for the Indigenous Resident Leadership Award.

The Honours and Awards Committee will approve the final nominee for this award and will inform the recipient formally in July.

The recipient of the Indigenous Resident Leadership Award will be forwarded to the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s Section of Teachers Council to be considered for the Murray Stalker Award.

Recognition of support:

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

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Dr. Jane Thornton, FMF 2018, Toronto

The Murray Stalker Award, named in memory of Dr. Murray Stalker, the College of family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s first President (1954/55), recognizes and promotes the scholarly activities of family medicine residents. It is awarded to an outstanding family medicine resident who is recognized as a potential future leader in our discipline.

Eligibility criteria:

The recipient will be selected from among from among the 17 Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award recipients and the Indigenous Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award recipient. The selection will be based on:

    • Leadership activities during residency/leadership qualities
    • Academic achievements related to family medicine
    • Research achievements
    • Publications
    • Achievements in medical school or residency
    • Other interests/community activities

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.

Selection process:

The CFPC Section of Teachers’ Selection Committee will select the recipient of this award from among the 17 Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award recipients and the Indigenous Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award recipient. The Honours and Awards Committee will approve the nomination for this award and inform the recipient and the postgraduate directors in August.

Recognition of support:

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

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Student and Resident Leadership Award Recipients, FMF 2018, Toronto

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

Eligibility criteria:

Nominees must be senior family medicine residents (second or third year) at the time of nomination.

Nominees must have demonstrated an interest and skills in areas such as health care policy/economics; government/media relations; and/or advocacy and representation on behalf of patients, their peers, or health care organizations.

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

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

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.

Selection process:

All nominations submitted for the Family Medicine Leadership Award will be forwarded to the Section of Teachers Council to be considered for the Murray Stalker 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 Leadership Award. 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 18, 2021.

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 and Scotiabank.

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Dr. Tina Hu

The Family Medicine Resident Award for the Study of Communities Impacted by Health Disparities recognizes exceptional resident-led, community-based research that focuses on the prevalence of health disparities that are found in either remote rural Canadian communities or underserved outer-city areas beyond the urban inner-city core. Residents of these areas often face onerous challenges, including low income, limited access to family practice clinics, low rates of employee benefit coverage, and public transit challenges, that make it difficult to obtain the health care and social services they need.

Eligibility criteria:

The research should focus on communities that are currently underfunded in terms of scientific research: either remote areas or outer-city areas, which suffer from the same socio-economic disadvantages and challenges in accessing health care as their inner-city counterparts but have not been the subject of concerted efforts to relieve these disparities because these communities have not yet been deemed critical areas of interest.

The research may focus on rural communities where residents face difficulties in accessing health care due to their isolated geographic location and/or lack of nearby medical facilities.

The research may focus on low-income outer-city communities surrounding urban centres, where although they are close to an urban city centre they lack accessible public transportation, social services, and medical clinics.

The research should clearly define the health care challenges these communities face and the key factors that prevent them from receiving the same health care services as their urban counterparts.

Applicants must be enrolled in the first, second, or third year of a family medicine residency training program.

Applicants must identify a research preceptor or mentor who assisted them with their projects.

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:

The nomination window opens on December 12, 2019.

Candidates for this award can be nominated or self-nominated. This award recognizes completed research that has produced rigorous evidence related to health care disparities prevalent in Canada’s outer-city and rural communities as a first step toward the development of strategies to reduce such prevailing health care disparities.

The recipient will be notified of the results formally in July.

Nominations must reach the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on March 3, 2020.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for nomination requirements.

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Recognition of support:

This is a program of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM), through the generosity of its donors and the Health Disparities Endowment Fund of the FAFM.

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