DFCM Postgraduate Program Awards

Faculty, residents and staff affiliated with the DFCM Postgraduate Department are eligible for nomination for the awards listed on this page during two nomination periods throughout the residency program year (Winter Awards & Spring Awards). The award nomination process is coordinated locally by Site Chiefs, Site Directors and the Enhanced Skills Director with support from the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee. Please read the following details and contact Lela Sarjoo at familymed.postgrad@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.

External Winter Awards: Deadline December 15th

DFCM faculty and residents are eligible to be nominated for the following awards run by Post MD Education. In order to strongly support nominations from the DFCM Postgraduate Department, there is an internal award nomination process which is coordinated at each Teaching Site and the Enhanced Skills Program. Each Teaching Site and Enhanced Skills Program forwards their nominations in an online survey to the DFCM Postgraduate Department in order to allow the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee to review nominations and select nominees to be put forward to Post MD Education. Teaching Sites and Enhanced Skills Program that have nominees selected by the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee will be notified to create a full nomination package in time for the actual award deadline as listed on the Post MD Education website (http://pg.postmd.utoronto.ca/about-pgme/awards/).

AWARD NAME

OPEN TO

DFCM DEADLINE

POST-MD EDUCATION DEADLINE

Faculty of Medicine Awards for Excellence in Postgraduate Medica l Education

All Faculty of Medicine Academic staff

December 15th

January 26, 2018

 

The Sarita Verma Award for Advocacy and Mentorship in Postgrad uate Medicine

Any faculty or staff member (individual or group) in the PGME programs

December 15th

February 9, 2018

Social Responsibility Award in Postgraduate Medical Education

UofT faculty members involved in PGME training and trainees registered with PGME

December 15th

January 19, 2018

Robert Sheppard Award  for Health Equity and Social Justice

UofT faculty members and medical residents/fellows involved in the development and/or implementation of activities, programs or research related to social justice and health equity in faculty development or postgraduate medical education.

December 15th

January 12, 2018

Postgraduate Medical Trai nee Leadership Awards

Trainees registered with PGME

December 15th

March 23, 2018

Nomination Process

  • The Nomination Process for each Teaching Site and Enhanced Skills Program will be determined by the Site Chiefs/Site Directors or the Enhanced Skills Director.
  • Nominations must be submitted in an online survey circulated to the Site Directors and Enhanced Skills Director by December 15th
  • Each Site/Enhanced Skills Program may nominate a maximum of one resident and one faculty per award for the Social Responsibility Award in Postgraduate Medical Education and the Robert Sheppard Award for Health Equity and Social Justice.
  • Submissions will require the full name, base site and email addresses for both the nominator and nominee.
  • Nominators will be asked to provide a clear and concise statement (150 words) which explains why the nominated individual is a deserving recipient of the award.
  • Nominators are asked to be prepared to put together a complete application at a later date should the DFCM Postgraduate Awards Committee select their nominee to be put forward as a nominee to Post MD Education to represent the DFCM (full criteria for nomination is available at the Post MD Education website http://pg.postmd.utoronto.ca/about-pgme/awards/  )
  • Nominations for residents or staff must be submitted or pre-approved by the Site Director, Division Head or Enhanced Skills Director.
  • Nominations for faculty must be submitted or pre-approved by the Site Chief Residents and/or the Site Director.
  • Preference will be given to nominees who have not received the same award in the last three years.

Internal Spring Awards: Deadline April 30th

DFCM Postgraduate Awards of Excellence

DFCM Faculty and Residents are eligible for the DFCM Postgraduate Awards of Excellence. Each Site and Enhanced Skills Program will determine locally one faculty and one resident to receive an award of excellence in one of the categories as listed below.  Selected winners and nominees from each site will be forwarded to the DFCM Postgraduate Awards Committee.

 

Clinical Teaching Awards: New Teacher Award

Residents can nominate a junior faculty member (one who has been teaching fewer than three years). Qualities that will be evaluated include commitment to and excellence in teaching.

Clinical Teaching Awards: Excellence in Teaching

This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated excellent teaching skills and a strong interest in promoting resident education. This award winner respects residents and what they bring to the learning environment.

Clinical Teaching Awards: Role Modeling Clinical Excellence

Residents nominate teachers who have inspired and served as role models, providing residents with outstanding opportunities for learning.

Educational Achievement Awards: Program Leadership

This award recognizes faculty who demonstrate exceptional skills as leaders. They collaborate and foster success in a team environment while stimulating development and achievement in others.

Educational Achievement Awards: Innovation in Education

This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching methods, curriculum development or educational activities for family medicine residents.

Educational Achievement Awards: Resident Advocacy

This award recognizes an individual (faculty or staff) who has made an outstanding contribution by sup­porting and nurturing family medicine residents.

Resident Achievement Awards: Leadership

This award is presented to residents whose leadership has brought about an innovation or improvement in the postgraduate program.

Resident Achievement Awards: Teaching excellence

This award is presented to residents who has demonstrated interest and skill in teach­ing medical students, other health profes­sionals or the public. Areas to consider are teaching innovations, assisting with the development of educational programs or contributing as role models.

Resident Achievement Awards: Advocacy for Patients

This award is for residents who demonstrate a deep commitment to patient well-being and who advocate effectively on their pa­tient's behalf.

Resident Achievement Awards: Clinical Excellence

This award is presented to a resident who demonstrates superior clinical skills, a patient-centred approach, and excellent interpersonal qualities.

External Spring Award: Dealine April 30th - CFPC Family Medicine Resident Leadership & Murray Stalker Award

Site Directors and Faculty at each site may put forth a nomination for one resident per site to the DFCM Postgraduate Department in order to allow the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee to review nominations and select a nominee to be put forward to the CFPC.

Sam Leitenberg Award for the Humanitarian Practice of Family and Community Medicine

This award will be open to all PGY2 residents in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), and nominations from each site are to be sent to the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee (familymed.postgrad@utoronto.ca) by April 30, 2018.

  • The Award has a monetary value of $2000.
  • To be awarded annually to a Postgraduate PGY2 resident in Family and Community Medicine who best exemplifies the qualities Dr. Leitenberg embodied: 
    • Recognizes the central importance of the doctor-patient relationship.
    • Provides exemplary care to patients.
    • Treats patients and their family members with compassion, empathy, and respect.
    • Demonstrates superior diagnostic and clinical skills

 

Larry Librach Award for Excellence in Palliative Care Scholarship

This award recognizes a Department of Family and Community Medicine resident or Faculty of Medicine undergraduate student who demonstrates excellence in palliative care scholarship and integrates principles, practices and philosophy of palliative care.

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