Program Awards

Program awards reflect the contributions and excellence within our department's individual programs.

Postgraduate Program Awards

Please see all Postgraduate Program Awards under Residency Programs. 

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 year (Winter Awards & Spring Awards). The award nomination process is coordinated locally by Site Chiefs, Site Directors and the Enhanced Skills Director twice a year and submitted to the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee for review by the deadlines listed below Please read the following details and contact Lela Sarjoo at familymed.postgrad@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.

External Winter Awards: Deadline November 22nd

DFCM residents are eligible for nomination for the following external awards run by Post MD Education (formerly PGME). In order to strongly support nominations from the DFCM Postgraduate Department, there is an internal nomination process, which is facilitated by each Teaching Site and within the Enhanced Skills Programs as follows:

Each Teaching Site (Chief and Site Director) will receive an email from the Postgraduate Department in the fall eliciting nominations in a fillable spreadsheet database. Site Directors will complete the spreadsheet database and submit back to Postgraduate in order for the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee to review all nominations and select which nominees will be put forward to Post MD Education.

The Enhanced Skills Director will receive an email from the Postgraduate Department in the Fall eliciting nominations in a fillable  spreadsheet database. The Enhanced Skills Administrator will send out a notice to the Enhanced Skills Program Directors and related Division Heads eliciting nominations for these awards. The Enhanced Skills Awards Committee will review all nominations and select up to 2 nominations, one for Category 1 (resident) and one for category 2 (resident) to put forward to the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee to review alongside those from each hospital teaching site.

Teaching Sites and Enhanced Skills Programs that have nominees selected by the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee to receive a supported nomination by the DFCM Postgraduate Department for an external award, will be notified to create a full nomination package in time for the actual award deadline as listed on the Post MD Education website .

AWARD NAME

DETAILS

DFCM DEADLINE

POST-MD EDUCATION DEADLINE

Social Responsibility Award in Postgraduate Medical Education

UofT Resident registered with PGME.

Note: The Social Responsibility Award in Postgraduate Medical Education for FACULTY is under the purview of the DFCM Awards of Excellence process. Please contact dfcm.awards@utoronto.ca with any questions.

November 22nd

January 14, 2022

PARO Trust Fund: Resident Teaching Award

UofT senior Residents registered with the PGME Office

November 22nd

December 10, 2021

Robert Sheppard Award for Health Equity and Social Justice

UofT 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.

Note: The Robert Sheppard Award for Health Equity and Social Justice for FACULTY is under the purview of the DFCM Awards of Excellence process. Please contact dfcm.awards@utoronto.ca with any questions.

November 22nd

January 7, 2022

Postgraduate Medical Trainee Leadership Awards

Residents registered with PGME

November 22nd

March 18, 2022

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 respectively.

  • Nominations must be submitted by November 22nd in a fillable spreadsheet database that will be circulated to the Site Directors and Enhanced Skills Director prior to the deadline.

  • Each Site and Enhanced Skills Program may nominate a maximum of one resident to the above external award.

  • 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 (200 words) which explains why the nominated individual is a deserving recipient of the award.

  • Nominators whose nominee has been selected by the DFCM Postgraduate Awards Committee to be put forward to Post MD Education should be prepared to put together a complete application by the deadline listed on the Post MD Education website, when notified by the DFCM Postgraduate Department (full criteria for nomination is available at the Post MD Education website 

  • Nominations for residents must be submitted or pre-approved by the Site Director, Division Head or Enhanced Skills Director.

  • Preference will be given to nominees who have not received the same award in the last three years.

Internal Spring Awards: Deadline April 1st

A. DFCM Postgraduate Awards

DFCM Faculty and Residents are eligible for the DFCM Postgraduate Awards. Each Teaching Site (Chief and Site Director) and the Enhanced Skills Director will receive an email from the Postgraduate Department early in the calendar year, eliciting submissions.

Each Site will determine locally one faculty and one resident to receive an award in one of the categories as listed below. The two selected winners determined by each site will be forwarded to the DFCM Postgraduate Awards Committee for formal recognition.

The Enhanced Skills Director will solicit nominations from the Category 1 and Category 2 Program Directors for one faculty and one resident per Category (total four awards; two resident and two faculty) to receive an award in one of the award categories. Through an internal process, the two winners per Category will be selected to be put forward to receive the awards for the Enhanced Skills Programs.

FACULTY Categories
1.  New Teacher Award
2.  Excellence in Teaching
3.  Role Modeling Clinical Excellence

FACULTY & STAFF Categories
4. Program Leadership
5. Innovation in Education
6. Resident Advocacy

RESIDENT Categories
7. Leadership
8. Teaching Excellence
9. Advocacy for Patients
10. Clinical Excellence

External Spring Awards: Deadline April 1st

DFCM Residents are eligible for the following external awards. Each Teaching Site (Chief and Site Director) will receive an email from the Postgraduate Department early in the calendar year, eliciting nominations for the following two awards.

B. CFPC Family Medicine Resident Scholarship & Val Rachlis Leadership in Family Medicine Award

Site Directors and Faculty at each site and the Enhanced Skills Program may put forth a nomination for one resident per site to the DFCM Postgraduate Department once they’ve received the email described above. The DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee will review all nominations and select which nominee will be officially selected as the nominee from the DFCM Postgraduate Department to the CFPC. Nominators whose nominee has been selected by the DFCM Postgraduate Awards Committee to be put forward to the CFPC should be prepared to put together a complete application by the deadline listed on the CFPC website, when notified by the DFCM Postgraduate Department.

C. 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). Site Directors and Faculty at each site may put forth a nomination package for one resident per site to the DFCM Postgraduate Department once they have received the email described above which will review the nomination criteria in detail.

  • The Award has a monetary value of $3000.

  • 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 Temerty Faculty of Medicine undergraduate student who demonstrates excellence in palliative care scholarship and integrates principles, practices and philosophy of palliative care.

The awardee will be engaged in and have developed an academic project on a palliative care related topic under the supervision of a Department of Family and Community Medicine faculty member. Projects may pertain to any domain of scholarship i.e. discovery, integration, application or teaching & education. Examples of academic projects may include: quality improvement, clinical research, education scholarship, creative professional activities and leadership. The project contributes to an initiative or innovation that improves patient outcomes.

Annually, this award will support travel, conference fee expenses and accommodation, up to $1,000, to present scholarly work at a provincial, national or international conference.

Award: $1,000 per award annually, with a maximum of two awards per year. If there are suitable awardees from both postgraduate and undergraduate, one award will be granted to each.

Eligibility: To be considered for this award, the nominee must:

  • Be a Family Medicine resident, Enhanced Skills resident or Temerty Faculty of Medicine undergraduate student

  • Has completed or is completing a palliative care academic project

  • Nominees will only be able to receive this award once during undergraduate training and only once during residency training

Selection criteria: An award committee of DFCM leaders will judge the nominations based on academic rigor.

The selection committee will consider the following:

  • How candidates demonstrate excellence and commitment to palliative care scholarship and integrates principles, practices and philosophy of palliative care?

  • How projects improve palliative care including the integration of principles, practices and philosophy of palliative care?

  • How projects contribute to an initiative or innovation that improves patient outcomes? (examples of academic projects may inc.: QI, clinical research, education scholarship, creative professional activities and leadership)

  • Project status: Not yet started/In progress/Completed

  • Role of the candidate in the project: i.e. project design, implementation, recruitment, data analysis, write-up, etc.

Nomination Process

​​​​Nomination deadline: April 30, 2021

  1. Nomination Form to be completed by the faculty supervisor of the resident or student

  2. Nominations must be pre-approved by the site Residency Program Director or undergraduate Program Director

  3. Letters of support from the relevant division Head/Director, site Chief, site Residency Program Director or Undergraduate Program, Pre-Clerkship or Clerkship Director can be included that address how the academic project will contribute to Palliative Care.

Submission:

Submit a completed application package via email to dfcm.divisionpalliative@utoronto.ca.

Larry Librach Award Nomination Form

 

Undergraduate Program Awards

Undergraduate Programs include: FMLE, Clerkship, Electives and Transition to Residency (TTR). Nominations must specify the award category for which the candidate is being nominated.  Nominations for unspecified or multiple award categories will not be accepted. Nominations can be submitted online HERE.

NAME OF AWARD DETAILS DEADLINE

Teaching Excellence

Description

To recognize and formally reward outstanding teaching in undergraduate family medicine.*

Eligibility

Any Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) faculty member.
*For Health Professional Educators, a faculty appointment is not required.

Selection Criteria

  • Commitment — quantity of teaching, accessibility to learners

  • Ability to teach effectively — clarity and quality of communication with learners, enthusiasm for teaching, learner-centred approach

  • Evidence of sustained teaching excellence

  • Demonstrated ability to stimulate learners — encourages interest and enthusiasm in family medicine, displays good rapport with learners, stimulates critical thinking and self-reflection

  • Effective use of appropriate teaching resources and instructional methods

  • Contribution as a suitable role model

  • Ability to encourage scholarly activities

Nov 30

Excellence in Advocacy

Description

To recognize outstanding contribution in student, patient or community advocacy related to undergraduate family medicine.

Eligibility

Any individual within the DFCM.

Selection Criteria

  • Commitment — demonstrates a deep commitment to the well-being of students, patients and/or communities

  • Effectively advocates on the students’, patients’ and/or communities’ behalf to remove barriers to family medicine education and/or health care

  • Advocacy may include providing information or tools for self-empowerment in health and social care, and facilitating access to needed services

  • Advocacy may focus on the availability, safety or quality of family medicine education or care

  • Outstanding contribution as a suitable role model for medical students in their advocacy work

Nov 30

Role Modelling Clinical Excellence

Description

To recognize and formally reward outstanding clinical role models in undergraduate family medicine.

Eligibility

Any DFCM faculty member.

Selection Criteria

  • Commitment to patients and learners

  • Demonstrates superior clinical skills, a patient-centred approach, and excellent interpersonal qualities

  • Evidence of sustained excellence

  • Demonstrates values, ways of thinking and acting, and self-reflection that are inspiring to medical students in family medicine

  • Outstanding contribution as a suitable role model for medical students in their clinical work

Nov 30

Excellence in Mentorship

Description

To recognize and formally reward outstanding mentors in family medicine undergraduate education.

Eligibility

Any individual within the DFCM.

Selection Criteria

  • Deeply committed to proactively assist the mentee with successful personal and professional development

  • Readily available and accessible in their mentorship role

  • Skillfully provides the right balance between supportive coaching and open critique

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to establish effective mentoring relationships based on trust and respect

  • Respected for their integrity, honesty and non-judgmental approach

  • Contribution as a suitable role model

Nov 30

Innovation in Family Medicine Education

Description

To recognize and formally reward outstanding individuals or groups for developing and implementing innovative instructional methods in undergraduate family medicine.

Eligibility

Any individual or group in the DFCM who has developed and used an innovative instructional medium specifically for undergraduate family medicine.

Selection Criteria

Instructional media may include but are not limited to:

  • Videos, slides, handouts

  • Emodules, computer programs

  • Demonstrations, simulations

  • Textbooks, handouts, syllabi

  • Self-learning materials

  • Any other creative medium

For instructional methods/media the following criteria will be considered:

  • Effectiveness — evidence of enhancement of student learning

  • Uniqueness and originality

  • Creativity and innovation

  • Appropriateness for the teaching context

  • Clarity

  • Relevance — to the curriculum, appropriate level and detail, accuracy

  • Dissemination

An example of the innovation must be submitted for review

Nov 30

Excellence in Program Development

Description

To recognize and formally reward outstanding individuals or groups for developing programs in undergraduate family medicine.

Eligibility

Any individual or group engaged in the development of family medicine course programs.

Selection Criteria

Program development may include but is not limited to:

  • Program content or design — well defined objectives, well organized, relevance, effective use of learning opportunities and teaching aids

  • Student assessment — matched with subject matter and course objectives, designed to encourage learning of core material, focused on critical and analytical thinking, fairness

  • Program evaluation - regular evaluations, appropriate changes based on feedback

Nov 30

Excellence in Program Coordination

Description

To recognize and formally reward outstanding individuals or groups for coordinating programs in undergraduate family medicine.

Eligibility

Any individual or group engaged in the coordination of family medicine course programs.

Selection Criteria

Program coordination may include but is not limited to:

  • Program, site or seminar supervisor — commitment and enthusiasm, accessibility, continuous monitoring and improvement based on feedback

  • Program evaluation — regular evaluations, appropriate changes based on feedback

Nov 30

Nomination Process

Nominations can be made by students, faculty or staff at DFCM, including self-nomination, and are to be submitted online HERE. Supporting letters for self-nominations must be sent directly to the Awards Adjudication Committee via dfcm.clerkship@utoronto.ca.

  • Nomination deadline is November 30.

  • The nominations will be considered by the Undergraduate Education Award Adjudication Committee.

  • Nominations must include a statement describing why the nominee meets the selection criteria and outlines their contribution.

  • Optionally, supporting materials such as teaching evaluations, testimonials or letters of support may be collected and submitted.

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

For additional details, please contact Kristin Crandlemire by email or call 416-978-1896.

Global Health Program Awards

NAME OF AWARD DETAILS

DEADLINE

Global Health
Resident Award

DFCM residents in global health who have demonstrated leadership and advocacy.

The Resident Award for excellence in Global Health is intended to recognize DFCM residents who have demonstrated one or more of the following:

  • Leadership: Leadership in the development of innovative initiatives in global health and/or in engaging in global health activities.

  • Advocacy: A deep commitment to global health and effective advocacy in areas such as equity, refugee health, primary health care.

Global Health Resident Award Nomination Form

March 15

Yves Talbot Award for Excellence in Global Health Leadership

Faculty member in global health

The Yves Talbot Award for Excellence in Global Health Leadership is intended to recognize faculty in the area of global health who have demonstrated excellence in global health leadership. An exceptional individual who has demonstrated sustained leadership and commitment to the field of Global Health. This individual has been an innovator and led global health capacity-building initiatives in Canada or abroad. He or she has been an advocate and champion of family medicine, primary care and/or health equity. Preference will be given to faculty who have demonstrated a commitment to the principles and values of family medicine. 

Yves Talbot Award for Excellence in Global Health Leadership Award Nomination Form

March 15

 

Faculty Development Awards

Nomination Process

Nomination:

Nominations can be made by any faculty or staff member of the DFCM, including self-nomination. The nominations will be considered by the DFCM Faculty Development Awards Sub-Committee. The nominator is responsible for the collection and submission of the award nomination package and informing the nominee of their nomination.

Selection Categories:

One award winner will be selected from each of the following categories:

  • Fully-affiliated/Community-affiliated/Community sites

  • HPEs Fully-affiliated/Community-affiliated sites

Nominations for all Faculty Development Program awards must include the following:

  1. Faculty Development Program Award nomination form

  2. Any additional documentation specified in the award criteria (if applicable) (see award details below)

  3. OPTIONAL – A maximum of 2 additional documents can be be added to the nomination. These may include letters of support, project proposals, educational materials, etc.

Please submit by email the completed nomination form and corresponding award application documentation in a single PDF file by 5PM on April 15 (annually) to dfcm.awards@utoronto.ca

Nomination deadline is April 15 (annually).

NAME OF AWARD

ELIGIBILITY

DEADLINE

Elana Fric Family Medicine Award for Leadership and Advocacy

Purpose: This award recognizes an outstanding DFCM faculty member and/or team who pursues a relevant knowledge mobilization project in Faculty Development related to mental health and/or intimate partner violence in family medicine.

Eligibility: Any DFCM faculty member is eligible (all career stages). Preference will be given to applications that represent at least two partner departments and/or are inter-professional in nature and include representation from another Faculty

Criteria:

Candidates for the award will:

  1. Identify an area of need within mental health or intimate partner violence

  2. Develop a knowledge mobilization project to address the above

  3. Partner with a relevant organization to research or deliver programs related to their knowledge mobilization project

  4. Disseminate their findings /recommendations within 2 years of receipt of the award

Award:

$2,500 awarded once annually. Nominees will only be able to receive this award once.

April 15

Jamie Meuser Award for Excellence in
Leadership and Innovation in
Faculty Development

Purpose: To recognize outstanding Leadership contributions in Professional Development

Eligibility: Any individual inside or outside the Department of Family and Community Medicine who has assumed a leadership role in Professional Development

Criteria:

The selection committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Sustained (>5 years) contribution to Professional Development 

  • Major leadership support to a PD initiative/s of the central department or departmental division or program

  • Additional PD contributions at a national/international level 

  • Contributions to PD through involvement in professional associations, government ,policy committees, or other organizations

  • Evaluation of outcomes

  • Significant contribution to scholarship/KT within Professional Development

  • Any contributions as a role model, and /or mentor

April 15

Faculty Development Impact Award

Purpose: This award recognizes an outstanding DFCM faculty member and/or team who has undertaken excellent Faculty Development work.

Eligibility: Any DFCM faculty member and their teams (if applicable) are eligible.

Criteria:

The selection committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Sustained leadership in the creation, implementation and/or dissemination of innovative faculty development programs

  • Integration and application of theory into practice

April 15

Continuing Education Impact Award

Purpose: This award recognizes an outstanding DFCM faculty member and/or team who has undertaken excellent Continuing Education work.

Eligibility: Any DFCM faculty member and their teams (if applicable) are eligible.

Criteria:

The selection committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Sustained leadership in the creation, implementation and/or dissemination of innovative continuing education programs

  • Integration and application of theory into practice

April 15

Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship in Faculty Development

Purpose: This award recognizes an outstanding DFCM faculty member and/or team who has made an outstanding contribution to scholarship in faculty development area.

Eligibility: Any DFCM faculty member and their teams (if applicable) are eligible.

Criteria:

The selection committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Sustained contribution to discovery and dissemination of knowledge in the field of faculty development

  • Preference will be given to individuals or teams who have disseminated their work through national presentations or publications

April 15

Leadership in Faculty Development

Purpose: This award recognizes outstanding DFCM faculty and staff members who support faculty development.

Eligibility: Any faculty or staff member at the central DFCM or teaching site who supports faculty development is eligible (all career stages).

Criteria:

The selection committee will consider the following criteria:

  • For faculty or staff affiliated with the DFCM who have displayed commitment and contribution to faculty development activities in family medicine within their community, their profession, their unit/program, or the DFCM.

Selection Categories:

One award winner will be selected from each of the following categories:

  • Faculty

  • Staff

April 15

Learner: Contributor to Faculty Development

Purpose: This award recognizes a learner in pre-clerkship, clerkship, residency or fellowship training who has demonstrated interest, and contributed to, the professional development of their peers, their community and/or their profession.

Eligibility: Any learner in pre-clerkship, clerkship, residency or fellowship training is eligible.

Criteria:

The selection committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of an interest in and contribution to the professional development of the nominee’s peers, community or profession.

April 15

Community-based Contributor to Faculty Development

Purpose: This award recognizes part-time and adjunct faculty members and/or teams within the DFCM, who contribute to the professional development of their peers, their community and/or their profession.

Eligibility: Any part-time or adjunct DFCM faculty (or teams with a significant proportion of PT/adjunct faculty members) are eligible.

Criteria:

The selection committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Creativity and innovation in the development, implementation and/or dissemination of professional development (FD or CE) programs.

  • Integration and application of theory into practice

April 15

Mentorship

Purpose: This award recognizes an individual, mentorship dyad, or group who exemplify the meaning of mentorship in the DFCM.

Eligibility: Any DFCM faculty member and their teams (if applicable) are eligible.

Criteria:

The selection committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Exemplify the meaning of mentorship in the DFCM.

  • Activities make a significant contribution to the advancement of mentorship in the DFCM.

  • The nomination package must include a letter of support from the mentee if they are not the primary nominator

Selection Categories:

One award winner will be selected from each of the following categories:

  • Fully-Affiliated/Community-Affiliated Sites

  • Community Sites (includes FMLE, teaching practices, and integrated community sites)

  • HPEs Fully-Affiliated/Community-Affiliated Sites

April 15

Research Program Awards

NAME OF AWARD ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE

Outstanding Peer-Reviewed Publication

Up to 3 awards for outstanding peer-reviewed publications will be given each year.

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.

The award winners are chosen by the DFCM Clinician Investigator Award recipients.

We highly encourage faculty to submit their own publications and to nominate others who meet the eligibility criteria.

Please email all nominations (including name of nominee, name of nominator, and full citation) to dfcm.research@utoronto.ca

Nomination deadline is April 15.

April 15

Award for Research Mentorship

The nominee must have a DFCM primary appointment and a record of sustained research mentorship.

To recognize outstanding contributions in research mentorship. To be considered, the nominee must have a DFCM primary appointment and a record of sustained research mentorship. Individuals who received the award the previous year are not eligible. The Award for Research Mentorship will only be awarded if a suitable candidate is identified. In order to apply, please complete the following nomination form: award_for_research_mentorship_2022.doc (204.8KB)

To nominate, submit, or receive more information for either of these Research Program awards, please contact dfcm.research@utoronto.ca

Nomination deadline is April 15.

April 15

Quality Improvement Awards

NAME OF AWARD ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE

Impact Awards

These awards target achievement of improvement across the three elements of the Triple Aim – improved patient/provider experience;
improved population health; improved cost-effectiveness. (Three awards per academic year, per academic site.)

Local Team Impact Awards

These awards recognize methodological excellence towards the incremental improvement associated with impactful QI initiatives. Specifically, these awards target achievement of improvement across the three elements of the Triple Aim — improved patient/provider experience; improved population health; improved cost-effectiveness. Up to three awards will be nominated each academic year by the QPC lead(s) for their respective academic site (awards per year as relevant):

  1. PGY1 Impact Award — These award winners demonstrate proficiency in the application of QI methodology as evidenced by a focus on a quality dimension of relevance to the academic site, application of appropriate system diagnostic tools and effective completion of multiple PDSA (plan, do, study, act) cycles of change with the potential to impact incremental improvement in 1 or more process measures. Evidence of collaboration with interprofessional team members is required.  

  2. PGY2 Impact Award — This award winner demonstrates proficiency in the application of QI methodology as evidenced by a focus on a quality dimension of relevance to the academic site, application of appropriate system diagnostic tools, measurement across a family of measures for the duration of the project and effective completion of multiple PDSA (plan, do, study, act) cycles of change. Evidence of collaboration with interprofessional team members is required as is demonstration of sustainability and spread of changes to the broader academic site, community or other sites.

  3. Faculty & Staff Impact Award — These award winners demonstrate the leadership, innovation and team effectiveness required to drive positive change in the achievement of incremental improvement. The winning team demonstrates a sound methodological approach to the QI initiative and effective collaboration. Additionally, award winners will demonstrate sustainability and spread of changes to the broader academic site, community or other sites.

Nomination Process

  • Nomination deadline is March 15. The site nomination process should begin in October of the previous year. Sites may nominate a PGY1 candidate in their PGY2 (following) year.

  • Each site may nominate a project for each award. 

  • Nominations for residents must be submitted or pre-approved by the site program director.

  • Submissions must include the full name, base hospital site and email addresses for both the nominator and all nominees.

  • Preference will be given to nominees who have not received the same award in the last three years.

  • Nominators are asked to provide a clear and concise statement (75 words max) which explains why the nominated individual(s) is (are) a deserving recipient(s) of the respective award.

  • To nominate or receive more information for any of these Quality Improvement Program awards, please contact dfcm.quality@utoronto.ca.

March 15

Academic Fellowship and Graduate Studies Awards

NAME OF AWARD ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE
  INSTRUCTORS AWARDS:  

Continuing Education and Graduate Studies Instructor Award

To be awarded annually to an individual or group of instructors for a sustained contribution to the learning of students within our programs. Nominations may be made for excellence in teaching methods, curriculum development or educational activities and/or for supporting and nurturing their learners. Nominations can be made by a CE or graduate student, a program director, an instructor colleague, or by self-nomination.

Feb 15

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

Field Practicum Preceptor Award

To be awarded annually to an individual or group who has acted as an exemplary field supervisor for a CE or graduate learner over the past 12 months. Nominations can be made by a CE or graduate student, a program director, supervisory colleague, or by self-nomination.

Nomination Process

Feb 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

Feb 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

March 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 March 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 March 15

Emergency Medicine Awards

NAME OF AWARD ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE

Excellence in Teaching in Emergency Medicine (Early Career)

DESCRIPTION

This award recognizes excellence in teaching for new faculty in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine.

ELIGIBILITY

Any faculty within the Division of Emergency Medicine who has taught learners for five (5) years or less, across the medical continuum including; Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Graduate Studies, Faculty Development and Continuing Education. Teaching may include supervision in the Emergency Department or other settings (such as seminars, workshops, lectures, podcasts etc.). The individual may not have previously received this award. The award will only be given if a suitable candidate is identified.

Co-nominees will be considered if there are two candidates that have worked jointly on an teaching/education endeavour.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection committee will consider a “body of work” typically over more than 1 year including one or more of the following criteria to assess the impact of the nominee’s teaching:

  • Documentation of teaching excellence.

  • Commitment; quantity of teaching, accessibility to learners.

  • Evidence of personal commitment to advancing knowledge in the area of teaching and education.

  • Ability to organize material and emphasize principles.

  • Demonstrated ability to stimulate learners; encourages interest in and enthusiasm for subject, displays good rapport with learners, leads learners to think critically, analytically and independently, and to organize their own learning.

  • Effective use of appropriate teaching resources and instructional media.

  • Demonstrated exemplary role modelling.

NOMINATION

Nominations can be made by: 

  1. Any faculty within the Division of Emergency Medicine, DFCM (excluding self‐nominations)

  2. Any current medical student in the MD Program, University of Toronto

  3. Any current resident in a postgraduate program, University of Toronto

The nominator is responsible for the collection and submission of the award nomination package and informing the nominee of their nomination.

Nominations must include the following:

  1. Completed nomination form.

  2. Three (3) letters of support indicating why this individual is being nominated in the selected category. Letters that are the most helpful address the criteria for the award and present evidence supporting the nominee’s excellence in those criteria.

    1. One of the letters must be from the nominator.

    2. One of the letters must be from a current or former (within the last 3 years) medical learner.

    3. A letter from the nominee’s Chief (as 1 of the 3 letters) is recommended but not required.

    4. Additional letters will not be reviewed by the Selection Committee.

  3. Curriculum Vitae.

  4. Personal statement from the nominee outlining their contributions and impact in teaching (not to exceed 250 words).

Please submit the completed nomination form and corresponding award application documentation in a single PDF file by April 15 to: dfcm.awards@utoronto.ca

April 15

Excellence in Teaching & Education in Emergency Medicine

DESCRIPTION

This award recognizes excellence in teaching and education by faculty within the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine.

ELIGIBILITY

Any faculty within the Division of Emergency Medicine who has been involved in teaching and education for five (5) years or more, across the medical continuum including; Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Graduate Studies, Faculty Development and Continuing Education. Teaching and education activities may include supervision in the Emergency Department or other settings (such as seminars, workshops, lectures, podcasts etc.). The individual may not have previously received this award. The awards will only be given if a suitable candidate is identified.

Co-nominees will be considered if there are two candidates that have worked jointly on an teaching/education endeavour. 

SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection committee will consider a “body of work” that is typically sustained over a period of 5 years or more with one or more of the following criteria to assess the impact of the nominee’s teaching and education activities:

  • Documentation of teaching excellence.

  • Commitment; quantity of teaching, accessibility to learners.

  • Evidence of personal commitment to advancing knowledge in the area of teaching and education.

  • Ability to organize material and emphasize principles.

  • Demonstrated ability to stimulate learners; encourages interest in and enthusiasm for subject, displays good rapport with learners, leads learners to think critically, analytically and independently, and to organize their own learning.

  • Effective use of appropriate teaching resources and instructional media.

  • Curriculum and program development.

  • Education scholarship.

  • Demonstrated exemplary role modeling.

NOMINATION

Nominations can be made by:

  1. Any faculty within the Division of Emergency Medicine, DFCM (excluding self‐nominations);

  2. Any current medical student in the MD Program, University of Toronto

  3. Any current resident in a postgraduate program, University of Toronto

The nominator is responsible for the collection and submission of the award nomination package and informing the nominee of their nomination.

Nominations must include the following:

  1. Completed nomination form.

  2. Three (3) letters of support indicating why this individual is being nominated in the selected category. Letters that are the most helpful address the criteria for the award and present evidence supporting the nominee’s excellence in those criteria.

    1. One of the letters must be from the nominator.

    2. One of the letters must be from a current or former (within the last 3 years) medical learner.

    3. A letter from the nominee’s Chief (as 1 of the 3 letters) is recommended but not required.

    4. Additional letters will not be reviewed by the Selection Committee.

  3. Curriculum Vitae.

  4. Personal statement from the nominee outlining their contributions and impact in teaching (not to exceed 250 words).

  5. Additional material documenting evidence of excellence is strongly recommended (such as Teaching Dossier and Teaching Evaluation Scores). 

Please submit the completed nomination form and corresponding award application documentation in single PDF file by April 15 to: dfcm.awards@utoronto.ca

April 15

Excellence in Research/Quality Improvement in Emergency Medicine

DESCRIPTION

This award recognizes excellence in research and/or quality improvement initiatives by faculty within the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine.

ELIGIBILITY

Any faculty within the Division of Emergency Medicine. The individual may not have previously received this award. The award will only be given if a suitable candidate is identified.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection committee will consider a “body of work” over more than 1 year including one or more of the following criteria to assess the impact of the nominee’s research and/or quality improvement initiatives:

  • Grants

  • Publications

  • Presentations

  • Impact of research and/or quality improvement initiatives

NOMINATION

Nominations can be made by any faculty within the Division of Emergency Medicine, DFCM (excluding self‐ nominations). The nominator is responsible for the collection and submission of the award nomination package and informing the nominee of their nomination.

The nominator is responsible for the collection and submission of the award nomination package and informing the nominee of their nomination.

  1. Completed nomination form.

  2. Curriculum Vitae.

  3. Two (2) letters of support.

    1. One of the letters must be from the nominator.

    2. A letter from the nominee’s Chief (as 1 of the 2 letters) is recommended but not required.

    3. Additional letters will not be reviewed by the Selection Committee

  4. A letter from the nominee describing how the nominee meets the above selection criteria along with evidence to support the impact of their research or quality improvement initiative (not to exceed 250 words).

  5. Additional material documenting evidence of excellence is strongly recommended (such as Research Dossier, copy of publications).

Please submit the completed nomination form and corresponding award application documentation in single PDF file by April 15 to: dfcm.awards@utoronto.ca

April 15

Excellence in Emergency Medicine

DESCRIPTION

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence in clinical practice, teaching and scholarship within the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine.

ELIGIBILITY

Any faculty within the Division of Emergency Medicine for at least 5 years. Contributions may include those at a hospital, University, regional or national level. The individual may not have previously received this award. The award will only be given if a suitable candidate is identified.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection committee will consider a “body of work” that is typically sustained over a period of 5 years or more with one or more of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated clinical excellence

  • Exemplary professional practice

  • Innovative practice

  • Contributions to professional practice

  • Teaching and/or education excellence

  • Contributions to scholarship

  • Demonstrated leadership

  • Exemplary role modelling

NOMINATION

Nominations can be made by any faculty within the Division of Emergency Medicine, DFCM (excluding self‐ nominations). The nominator is responsible for the collection and submission of the award nomination package and informing the nominee of their nomination.

The nominator is responsible for the collection and submission of the award nomination package and informing the nominee of their nomination.

Nominations must include the following:

  1. Completed nomination form

  2. Three (3) letters of support indicating why this individual is being nominated in the selected category. Letters that are the most helpful address the criteria for the award and present evidence supporting the nominee’s excellence in those criteria.

    1. One of the letters must be from the nominator.

    2. A letter from a current or former (within the last 3 years) medical learner (as 1 of the 3 letters) is recommended but not required.

    3. A letter from the nominee’s Chief (as 1 of the 3 letters) is recommended but not required.

    4. Additional letters will not be reviewed by the Selection Committee.

  3. Curriculum Vitae.

  4. Personal statement from the nominee addressing one or more of the criteria for the award and briefly highlighting the evidence supporting the nominee’s excellence in those criteria (not to exceed 250 words).

Please submit the completed nomination form and corresponding award application documentation in single PDF file by April 15 to: dfcm.awards@utoronto.ca

April 15