Awards of Excellence

The DFCM Awards of Excellence 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.

Please note that several awards have multiple selection categories. Please review our Site Affiliation Table to determine which category applies to your nominee or you (for self-nominations).

Name of award Eligibility Deadline

Academic Family Physician of the Year

Any faculty member within the Department of Family and Community Medicine who has been in academic family medicine for at least ten (10) years is eligible. 

April 15

Philip Ellison Excellence in Continuing Professional Development Award

Faculty member

April 15

Excellence in New Leadership

Any faculty member within the Department of Family and Community Medicine who has demonstrated leadership in our discipline.

April 15

Sustained Excellence in Leadership

Any faculty member within the Department of Family and Community Medicine who has demonstrated leadership in our discipline.

April 15

Excellence in Early Career Teaching

Any faculty member who has taught learners in the DFCM for 5 years or less, across the medical continuum.

April 15

Sustained Excellence in Teaching

Any faculty member who has taught learners in the DFCM for 10 years or more, across the medical continuum.

April 15

Excellence in Faculty Development

Any faculty member within the Department of Family and Community Medicine who has demonstrated excellence in faculty development.

April 15

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).

April 15

 

Excellence in Development and Use of Innovative Instructional Methods

DFCM faculty (individual or group) who have developed and implemented one of the instructional media listed below in teaching are eligible. 

April 15

Excellence in Social Responsibility 

Any faculty member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine is eligible. 

April 15

Sustained Excellence in Research 

Anyone with a DFCM primary appointment who has not previously won this award is eligible.

April 15

Excellence in Research (Junior Researcher and Senior Researcher)

Anyone with a DFCM primary appointment is eligible for nomination

April 15

Excellence in Education Scholarship

Anyone with a Department of Family and Community Medicine faculty appointment is eligible for nomination.

April 15

Excellence in Creative Professional Activity

Any faculty member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine is eligible. 

April 15

The Louise Nasmith Award

Any DFCM faculty member in the first 5 years of appointment is eligible.

April 15

Excellence in Quality Improvement

Any faculty member and their team in the DFCM is eligible.

April 15

Staff Excellence

Any individual who works at the central office of the DFCM, community site, community affiliated or fully affiliated teaching site is eligible. 

April 15

Staff Excellence in Leadership Values

Any individual who works at the central office of the DFCM, community site, community affiliated or fully affiliated teaching site is eligible. 

April 15

Staff Excellence in Collaboration

Any individual who works at the central office of the DFCM, community site, community affiliated or fully affiliated teaching site is eligible. 

April 15

Staff New Employee Award

Any individual who works at the central office of the DFCM, community site, community affiliated or fully affiliated teaching site is eligible. Eligibility requires completion of the employee's probationary period.

April 15

Staff Excellence in Quality and Innovation Award

Any individual who works at the central office of the DFCM, community site, community affiliated or fully affiliated teaching site is eligible. 

April 15