The nomination process is led by Teaching Site program directors and the Enhanced Skill coordinator between January and February. Up to 1 individual may be nominated per award per site. The Enhanced Skills Programs collectively will function similar to a teaching site and may have 1 nomination per award. All nominations must be approved by the site program director and/or the site chief residents, or the Enhanced Skills Program director. The award winners are acknowledged and celebrated at the DFCM Conference.
Resident Achievement Awards
- Site program director(s) and faculty at each site can nominate up to 1 resident for each of the four awards listed below.
DFCM Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards
- There are 2 categories for DFCM Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards:
- Clinical Teaching Awards
- Residents at each site can nominate up to one faculty for each of the 3 awards listed below.
- Educational Achievement Awards
- Family physician-in-chief, program director, residents and administrative staff at each site can nominate up to one individual for each of the three awards listed below.
- Clinical Teaching Awards
- Nomination deadline is February 15
- Each site may nominate a maximum of 1 individual per award.
- Nominations for residents or staff must be submitted or pre-approved by the site program director.
- Nominations for faculty must be submitted or pre-approved by the site chief residents and/or the site program director.
- Submissions must include the full name, base hospital site and email addresses for both the nominator and nominee.
- Additional supporting documentation will not be accepted.
- 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 (150 words) which explains why the nominated individual is a deserving recipient of the award.
If you have any questions, please contact: Lela Sarjoo
Resident Achievement Awards: Leadership
This award is presented to residents whose leadership has brought about an innovation or improvement in the postgraduate program.
Resident Achievement Awards: Teaching excellence
This award is presented to residents who has demonstrated interest and skill in teaching medical students, other health professionals or the public. Areas to consider are teaching innovations, assisting with the development of educational programs or contributing as role models.
Resident Achievement Awards: Advocacy for Patients
This award is for residents who demonstrate a deep commitment to patient well-being and who advocate effectively on their patient's behalf.
Resident Achievement Awards: Clinical Excellence
This award is presented to a resident who demonstrates superior clinical skills, a patient-centred approach, and excellent interpersonal qualities.
Clinical Teaching Awards: Role Modeling Clinical Excellence
Residents nominate teachers who have inspired and served as role models, providing residents with outstanding opportunities for learning.
Sam Leitenberg Award for the Humanitarian Practice of Family and Community Medicine
The award will be open to all residents of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DRCM), and nominations for the award are open to the entire Department. The award will be awarded annually to a resident in the Department of Family and Community Medicine who best exemplifies the humanitarian qualities Dr. Leitenberg embodied.
Educational Achievement Awards: Program Leadership
This award recognizes faculty who demonstrate exceptional skills as leaders. They collaborate and foster success in a team environment while stimulating development and achievement in others.
Educational Achievement Awards: Resident Advocacy
This award recognizes an individual (faculty or staff) who has made an outstanding contribution by supporting and nurturing family medicine residents.
Educational Achievement Awards: Innovation in Education
This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching methods, curriculum development or educational activities for family medicine residents.
Clinical Teaching Awards: Excellence in Teaching
This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated excellent teaching skills and a strong interest in promoting resident education. This award winner respects residents and what they bring to the learning environment.
Clinical Teaching Awards: New Teacher Award
Residents can nominate a junior faculty member (one who has been teaching fewer than three years). Qualities that will be evaluated include commitment to and excellence in teaching.
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 deadline: April 30, 2017
- Nomination Form (below) to be completed by the faculty supervisor of the resident or student
- Nominations must be pre-approved by the site Residency Program Director or undergraduate Program Director
- 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.
Submit a completed application via e-mail or regular post to:
Attention: Division of Palliative Care Administrator
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
500 University Ave. 5th floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7