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 rigor.

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, 2017
  2. Nomination Form 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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