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 2018 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.

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.

Value:

This award has no cash value.

Award recipients will receive a certificate, and their names and project titles will be posted in the Research section of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) website.

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 20, 2018.

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 2018.

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Recognition of support:

This award is supported by the CFPC.

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.

Value:

The award includes complimentary registration for the day the recipient receives their award at Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018, which takes place in Toronto, Ontario, from November 14th to 17th. The recipient may also receive up to $1,500 to offset the costs of travel and other expenses related to attending FMF.

Nomination process:

The nomination window opens on December 8, 2017.

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 2018.

Nominations must reach the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on March 1, 2018.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Please refer to this PDF for nomination requirements.

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Recognition of support:

This award is supported by the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine and the CFPC.

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 2018. 

Value:

Award recipients will participate in the Medical Student and Family Medicine Resident Leadership Workshop during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, which takes place November 14th to 17th.

Each Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award consists of complimentary registration for the day they receive their award and up to $1,000 to offset the costs of travel and other expenses related to attending FMF 2018.

Nomination process:

Nominations must be submitted online.

The deadline for nominations is 4:00 p.m. (ET) on June 20, 2018.

Please refer to this PDF for nomination requirements.

Submit Your Nomination Now

Recognition of support:

These awards are supported by the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and Scotiabank.

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.

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 2018.

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.

Value:

The award recipient is invited to participate in the Medical Student and Family Medicine Resident Leadership Workshop and will receive their award at the Section of Teachers Dinner during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018, which takes place in Toronto, Ontario, from November 14th to 17th.

The Indigenous Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award consists of complimentary registration for the day the recipient receives their award and up to $1,000 to offset the costs of travel and other expenses related to attending FMF 2018.

Nomination process:

The nomination window opens on December 8, 2017.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Nominations must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on June 20, 2018.

Please refer to this PDF for nomination requirements.

Submit Your Nomination Now

Recognition of support:

This award is supported by the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, the CFPC, Scotiabank, and members of the CFPC.

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
    • Oral presentation skills
    • 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 2018.

Value:

The value of the Murray Stalker Award is $1,000. The recipient will also receive complementary registration for Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018 for the day their award is presented. FMF 2018 takes place in Toronto, Ontario, from November 14th to 17th.

The award will be presented at the annual Section of Teachers Dinner at FMF and the recipient will be asked to deliver a short speech.

Recognition of support:

This award is supported by the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine and the CFPC.

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 2018 Nadine St-Pierre Award, which focuses on the best scholarly work by an outstanding francophone family medicine resident in Canada.

Eligibility criteria:

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 2018.

Value:

The value of the Nadine St-Pierre Award is $1,000. The recipient will be provided complimentary registration for Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018 for the day they receive their award. The award will be presented at the Section of Researchers Dinner during FMF 2018, which takes place in Toronto, Ontario, from November 14th to 17th.

The recipient will also receive complimentary registration for the Annual Scientific Assembly of the QCFP. The recipient will be invited to present their paper in French at a special session.

If the winning project is the work of a team of several residents the amount of the prize may be shared among the residents involved.

Nomination process:

Nominations must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on June 20, 2018.

Nominations must be submitted online.

Please visit the QCFP’s website for nomination requirements.

Recognition of support:

This award is supported by the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine and the CFPC.

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.

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 2018.

Value:

Up to five awards will be presented each year in the amount of $2,000 each: $1,000 is provided as initial funding and $1,000 is awarded when the project is completed.

An additional amount up to $1,500 will be available to cover registration fees and travel related to attending a conference for presentation purposes.

Application process:

The application window opens on December 8, 2017.

Residents must apply online.

The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. (ET) on June 20, 2018.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

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Recognition of support:

These grants are supported by the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, the CFPC, and Scotiabank.

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, 2018.

Eligibility criteria:

Family medicine residents who have completed a research project in 2018 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.

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 2018. 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 2018.

Value:

The recipient of each award will deliver a presentation during Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day, which is held as part of Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, from November 14th to 17th. The recipients will also be acknowledged during the annual Section of Researchers Dinner.

The recipient will receive complimentary registration for Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day at FMF 2018, as well as up to $1,000 to offset the costs of travel and other expenses related to attending FMF.

If the winning project is the work of a team of several residents the amount of the prize may be shared among the residents involved.

Nomination process:

Nominations must be submitted online.

The deadline is 4:00 p.m. (ET) on June 20, 2018.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

Submit Your Nomination Now

Recognition of support:

These awards are supported by the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine of the CFPC and by AMS and Scotiabank.