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 forward 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 15th

A. 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.

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 15th – April 30th 

B. 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.

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), and nominations from each site are to be sent to the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee (familymed.postgrad@utoronto.ca) by April 15th – 30th, 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.

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 peer-reviewed 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 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 rigour.

The selection committee will consider the following:

  • Candidates who demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to excellence in the delivery of palliative care
  • Projects that are designed to improve patient care by integrating the principles, practices and philosophy of palliative care
  • Projects must contribute to an initiative or innovation that improves patient outcomes. Examples of academic projects may include quality improvement, clinical research, education scholarship, creative professional activities and leadership.

Nomination process

  1. Nomination deadline: April 30, 2018
  2. Nomination Form (below) to be completed by the faculty supervisor of the resident or student
  3. Nominations must be pre-approved by the site Residency Program Director or Undergraduate Program Director
  4. Additional 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 funded activity will contribute to Palliative Care.

 

Submission:

Submit a completed application via e-mail or regular post to:

Dfcm.divisonpalliative@utoronto.ca
Attention: Division of Palliative Care Administrator
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
500 University Ave. 5th floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7

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