DFCM Awards

Celebrating Excellence in Family Medicine Education and Research

Past Award Recipients


DFCM Department Awards

Recipients of DFCM’s Awards of Excellence and of all program awards are listed in the Program Awards Booklets below. We recognize these recipients at our annual conference each spring.

External Awards

University-level and other external awards received by DFCM faculty or staff members are listed in the Faculty Celebration Awards booklets. 
 

2017

2016

2015

2014

 

Current Award Opportunities:

External Awards

DFCM recognizes and values the contribution of our faculty in teaching education and research. If you are considering applying for an external award which requires support from the Chair, please be advised that there is an internal vetting process.  Only a limited number of candidates will receive Chair support.  Please forward your letter of intent to submit for an external award to dfcm.awards@utoronto.ca at least 12 weeks prior to the external deadline

 

name of award eligibility deadline

External - Local

Colin Woolf Award for Excellence in Teaching (CPD)

Faculty 12 weeks prior to external deadline

Colin Woolf Award for Excellence in Course Coordination (CPD)

Faculty

12 weeks prior to external deadline

Fred Fallis Award for Excellence in Online Learning (CPD)

Faculty

12 weeks prior to external deadline

David Fear Fellowship (CPD)

Faculty 12 weeks prior to external deadline

Dave Davis Award for Excellence in Research (CPD)

Faculty 12 weeks prior to external deadline

Ivan Silver Innovation Award (CPD)

Faculty 12 weeks prior to external deadline

Inter-professional Health Care Team Continuing Education Award (CPD)

Faculty 12 weeks prior to external deadline

Helen P. Batty Awards For Excellence And Achievement In Faculty Development (CFD)

Faculty 12 weeks prior to external deadline

External - National

CAME Certificate of Merit (CAME)

All contributors to medical education in each school are eligible (undergraduate, postgraduate, CME/CPD and Faculty Development). Recipients need not be members of CAME.

12 weeks prior to external deadline

Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year – Reg L. Perkin Award (CFPC)

The nominee must be a CFPC member family physician in good standing.

12 weeks prior to external deadline

W. Victor Johnston Award (CFPC)

The nominee should be a renowned Canadian or international family medicine leader who has made outstanding, continuous, and enduring contributions to the discipline of family medicine in Canada or abroad. The nominee should be an excellent speaker.

12 weeks prior to external deadline

Jean-Pierre Despins Award (CFPC)

The nominee must be a CFPC member in good standing who has presented family practice issues to the public and/or other audiences, and has demonstrated many of the qualities which defined and were greatly valued by Dr Despins, including statesmanship, leadership, diplomacy, courage of conviction, sense of humour, compassion, and consideration of others.  12 weeks prior to external deadline

Calvin L. Gutkin Family Medicine Ambassador Award (CFPC)

A CFPC Active, Senior, or Retired member in good standing.  Experience in family medicine and related outreach in Canada, a dynamic speaker and communicator.

12 weeks prior to external deadline

Ian McWhinney Family Medicine Education Award (CFPC)

The nominee must be a CFPC member in good standing and can be either community or academic based.    The nominee must have made a significant contribution to family medicine education.

12 weeks prior to external deadline

Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award (CFPC)

The nominee must be a CFPC member in good standing and can be either community or academic based.    The nominee must have made original and significant contributions to research and knowledge building in family medicine.

12 weeks prior to external deadline

Honorary Membership (CFPC)

Nominees must be individuals of distinction who are not family physicians in Canada, whether or not they are graduates of medicine, who have made outstanding contributions to the CFPC, to the discipline of family medicine, the health system, or the health and well-being of the population in Canada or abroad.

Nominees are restricted to non-members of the College, except for those who are “Associate” or “Affiliate” Specialist members of the College.

12 weeks prior to external deadline

CFPC/CGS Award of Distinction in Health Care of the Elderly 

Nominees for this award must be active family physician CFPC members who do not need to have received additional training in care of the elderly. Candidates can be nominated by their peers (family physicians, general practitioners), medical colleagues (e.g. geriatricians), non-medical colleagues (e.g. any allied health professionals), or patients (including patient’s family members).

Membership in the CGS is not a requirement.

12 weeks prior to external deadline

External - International

   

 

   

DFCM Awards of Excellence

New DFCM Awards of Excellence deadline: January 29, 2018.

The awards recognize outstanding work by our faculty and staff. They acknowledge individuals or groups whose contributions go well beyond what is expected in advancing the department's mission. Winners of any given award will not be considered for re-nomination in the same category for 5 years. Re-working and re-submission of unsuccessful nominations in subsequent years is encouraged. Self nomination is also encouraged.

 

Name of Award

Eligibility Deadline Amount
Academic Family Physician of the Year

Faculty member

Jan 29 N/A
Excellence in Leadership Faculty or staff Jan 29 N/A
Excellence in Teaching (Early Career) Faculty member

Jan 29

N/A
Sustained Excellence in Teaching Faculty member

Jan 29

N/A
Excellence in Course/Program Development Any individual or group in the DFCM engaged in the development and coordination of a course, curriculum, or program (i.e. subject supervisor, course director, small group teaching).

Jan 29

N/A
Excellence in Development and Use of Innovative Instructional Methods Faculty member

Jan 29

N/A
Excellence in Social Responsibility  Faculty member

Jan 29

N/A
Outstanding Contribution to Family Medicine Research  Anyone with a DFCM primary appointment who has not previously won this award is eligible.

Jan 29

N/A
Research Excellence (New Investigator and Senior Investigator) Anyone with a DFCM primary appointment is eligible for nomination

Jan 29

N/A
Education Scholarship (New and Senior) Anyone with a DFCM primary appointment is eligible for nomination

Jan 29

N/A
Excellence in Creative Professional Activity Faculty member

Jan 29

N/A
The Louise Nasmith Award Any DFCM faculty member in the first five (5) years of appointment is eligible.

Jan 29

N/A
Quality Improvement Excellence Award Any faculty member and their team in the DFCM is eligible.

Jan 29

N/A
Staff Excellence Any individual who works at the central office of the DFCM or at a teaching site is eligible.

Jan 29

N/A
Staff Excellence in Leadership Values Any individual who works at the DFCM's central office is eligible.

Jan 29

N/A
Staff Excellence in Collaboration Any individual or group who work at the central Department or at a teaching site is eligible.

Jan 29

N/A

 

Postgraduate Program Awards

Please see all Postgraduate Program Awards under Residency Programs. 

Apply to the awards here. 

Undergraduate Program Awards

Nominations must specify the award category for which the candidate is being nominated.  Nominations for unspecified or multiple award categories will not be accepted.

 

name of award

eligibility deadline amount
Teaching Excellence

DFCM faculty member
For Health Professional Educators, a faculty appointment is not required

September 30 N/A
Excellence in Advocacy

Any individual within the DFCM

September 30 N/A
Role Modelling Clinical Excellence DFCM faculty member September 30 N/A
Excellence in Mentorship Any individual within the DFCM. September 30 N/A
Innovation in Family Medicine Education Any individual or group in the DFCM who has developed and used an innovative instructional medium specifically for undergraduate family medicine. September 30 N/A
Excellence in Program Development and Coordination Any individual or group engaged in the development and coordination of family medicine course programs September 30 N/A

 

Global Health Program Awards

Name of Award Eligibility Deadline Amount
Global Health Faculty Award Faculty member in global health February 15 N/A
Global Health Resident Award DFCM residents in global health who have demonstrated leadership and advocacy February 15 N/A
Yves Talbot Award for Excellence in Global Health Leadership Faculty member in global health February 15 N/A

 

Faculty Development Awards

Name of Award eligibility deadline amount
Jamie Meuser Award for Excellence in
Leadership and Innovation in
Faculty Development
Any individual inside or outside 
DFCM who has assumed a leadership
role in faculty development.
February 15
Excellence in Faculty Development Any individual inside or outside 
DFCM who has assumed a leadership
role in faculty development.
February 15
Excellence in Continuing Education   February 15
Excellence in Scholarship in Faculty Development   February 15
New Leadership in Faculty Development For faculty or staff affiliated with the DFCM for less than 5 years who have displayed commitment and contribution to faculty development activities. February 15
Learner: Contributor to Faculty Development For a learner in pre-clerkship, clerkship, residency or fellowship training who has demonstrated interest, and contributed to, professional development of their peers, their community or their profession. February 15
Community-based Contributor to Faculty Development Part time or adjunct faculty (or teams with a significant proportion of PT/adjunct faculty members) February 15
Mentorship An individual, mentorship dyad, or group who exemplify the meaning of mentorship in the DFCM. February 15

Research Program Awards

name of award eligibility

deadline

Outstanding Peer-Reviewed Publication To be considered, the article must:
  • Have been published in the previous calendar year;
  • Have a DFCM faculty member as first author;
    • Be relevant to family medicine and/or address an important research or methodology question.
February 29
Award for Research Mentorship The nominee must have a DFCM primary appointment and a record of sustained research mentorship. February 29

 

Quality Improvement Awards

name of award eligibility deadline
Founders Award For those who served for at least the initial first five years on the QPC February 15
Impact Awards
(3 awards per academic year,
per academic site)
These awards target achievement of improvement across the three
elements of the Triple Aim – improved patient/provider experience;
improved population health; improved cost-effectiveness.
February 15

 

Graduate Studies and Continuing Education Awards

name of award eligibility deadline

Instructor Awards

Field Practicum Preceptor Award An individual field practicum preceptor for any of the continuing education programs who acted as an exemplary field supervisor over the past 12 months February 15
Continuing Education and Graduate Studies Instructor Award An individual or group of instructors for have demonstrated a sustained contribution to the learning of students within the programs February 15

Continuing Education Student Awards

Continuing Education Student Award for Scholarship Student registered in one of our continuing education programs who has demonstrated that work completed as part of the program has been disseminated in a scholarly form outside of the program February 15
Continuing Education Student Award for Overall Excellence Student registered in one of our continuing education programs who has demonstrated superior knowledge and skill in the classroom setting February 15
Continuing Education Student Award for Leadership Student registered in one of our continuing education programs who is seen as a natural leader and a support or resource to peers and faculty in the program February 15
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