Faculty Development Awards

Professional Development Awards are intended to recognize contribution and achievement in the areas of faculty development and continuing education.

  1. Jamie Meuser Award for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation in Faculty Development
  2. Excellence in Faculty Development
  3. Excellence in Continuing Education
  4. Excellence in Scholarship in Faculty Development
  5. New Leadership in Faculty Development
  6. Learner: Contributor to Faculty Development
  7. Community-based Contributor to Faculty Development
  8. Mentorship

Nomination Process

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
  • Selection: 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

Other awards available to be awarded annually to individuals or teams of faculty and/or staff affiliated with the DFCM who display:

Excellence in Faculty Development

  • Through sustained leadership in the creation, implementation and/or dissemination of innovative faculty development programs
  • Through integration and application of theory into practice
  • Preference will be given to individuals or teams whose programs, starting with clear goals, adequate preparation and appropriate methods, achieve significant results that are effectively self-critiqued and disseminated to peers.

Excellence in Continuing Education

  • Through sustained leadership in the creation, implementation and/or dissemination of innovative continuing education programs
  • Through integration and application of theory into practice
  • Preference will be given to individuals or teams whose programs, starting with clear goals, adequate preparation and appropriate methods, achieve significant results that are effectively self-critiqued and disseminated to peers.

Excellence in Scholarship in Faculty Development

  • Through sustained contribution to discovery and dissemination of knowledge in the field of continuing professional development

New Leadership in Faculty Development

  • For faculty or staff affiliated with the DFCM for less than 5 years who have displayed commitment and contribution to professional development activities in family medicine within their community, their profession, their unit, or the DFCM.

Learner: Contributor to Faculty Development

  • For a learner in pre-clerkship, clerkship, residency or fellowship training who has demonstrated interest, and contributed to, professional development of their peers, their community or their profession.

Community-based Contributor to Faculty Development

  • Through creativity and innovation in the development, implementation and/or dissemination of professional development (FD or CE) programs.
  • Through integration and application of theory into practice
  • Only part time or adjunct faculty (or teams with a significant proportion of PT/adjunct faculty members) are eligible for this award

Mentorship

  • Awarded to an individual, mentorship dyad, or group who exemplify the meaning of mentorship in the DFCM, and whose activities make a significant contribution to the advancement of mentorship in the DFCM.

Nomination Process 

  • Individuals and groups may self-nominate for any of these awards
  • The DFCM Faculty Development Awards Sub-Committee will consider nominees for these awards
  • Faculty Development Program Award nomination form
  • Contact Faculty Development
  • Nomination deadline is February 15
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