Continuing Education Student Awards

The DFCM offers 3 distinction awards to students registered in our Continuing Education (CE) Programs:

Continuing Education Student Award for Scholarship

  • Nominee has demonstrated that work completed as part of the program course/practicum has been disseminated in a scholarly form outside of AFGS courses (e.g., poster presentation, publication)
  • Award will be granted to nominee with the largest scholarly impact over the course of the fellowship in terms of quality and depth of disseminated work

Continuing Education Student Award for Overall Excellence

  • Nominee has demonstrated superior knowledge and skill in the classroom setting
  • Award will be granted to nominee with most evidence of consistent excellence in course work and practica

Continuing Education Student Award for Leadership

  • Nominee is seen as a natural leader and a support/resource to peers and  faculty in the AFGS fellowship programs
  • Award will be granted to nominee with most evidence of consistent leadership amongst peers

Nomination Process:

  • Nominations can be made by any student, instructor or program director in the AFGS program, including self-nominations
  • The nominator is responsible for the collection and submission of the award nomination package and informing the nominee of their nomination
  • Nominations will be considered by the AFGS Awards Selection Committee
  • Decisions will be communicated after the nomination deadline


  • February 15th annually


  • A student enrolled in, or completed, within the last year, one of our CE programs (AF, MEF, CTC, CRC and INTAPT)

Nomination Package

The nomination package should include:

  • Award Nomination Form 
  • Curriculum Vitae of nominee (including list of presentations and publications outside of the AFGS courses while enrolled in the program)

Submit nominations to:
Academic Fellowship and Graduate Studies Program

Award Recipients 2022


We are pleased to acknowledge the following recipients selected for the 2021-2022 DFCM Continuing Education Distinction Awards:

Continuing Education Student Award for Overall Excellence:

Dr. Shruti Gupta, Trillium Health Partners

"Dr. Shruti Gupta, family physician with a special interest in Palliative Care, enrolled in the Clinical Research Certificate in 2021, and is on track to graduate this Fall. Further to her high academic standing in program courses, her practicum is well underway entitled, Urine Drug Testing for Patients with Advanced Cancer Receiving Palliative Care in Canadian Outpatient Settings. She has developed a full research protocol to submit to REB for approval with the intention of carrying out her study. As an active clinician, she identified a practice need for research skills and took action in an independent and self-directed manner to dive into her courses, building her competencies with enthusiasm and dedication. She is goal-driven and aspires to apply knowledge to her practice and disseminate to her resident learners.”

Continuing Education Student Award for Overall Excellence:

Dr. Phillip Tsang, St. Michael's Hospital Residency/DFCM - Enhanced Skills

“Dr. Phillip Tsang is a Clinical Teacher Certificate student, who ambitiously enrolled in the program while concurrently completing his Enhanced Skills PGY3 Education Scholar residency. In addition to his exemplary motivation and organization, Dr. Tsang has consistently demonstrated a strong performance in course work achieving high academic results in assignments and final course grades. He has distinguished himself as a role model student by his calm and confident work ethic and attentiveness. His contributions to class work demonstrate his deep and collegial engagement and broad knowledge base.”