Continuing Education Student Awards

The DFCM offers 3 distinction awards to students registered in our Continuing Education (CE) Programs:

Continuing Education Student Award for Scholarship

  • Nominee has demonstrated that work completed as part of the program course/practicum has been disseminated in a scholarly form outside of AFGS courses (e.g., poster presentation, publication)
  • Award will be granted to nominee with the largest scholarly impact over the course of the fellowship in terms of quality and depth of disseminated work

Continuing Education Student Award for Overall Excellence

  • Nominee has demonstrated superior knowledge and skill in the classroom setting
  • Award will be granted to nominee with most evidence of consistent excellence in course work and practica

Continuing Education Student Award for Leadership

  • Nominee is seen as a natural leader and a support/resource to peers and  faculty in the AFGS fellowship programs
  • Award will be granted to nominee with most evidence of consistent leadership amongst peers

Nomination Process:

  • Nominations can be made by any student, instructor or program director in the AFGS program, including self-nominations
  • The nominator is responsible for the collection and submission of the award nomination package and informing the nominee of their nomination
  • Nominations will be considered by the AFGS Awards Selection Committee
  • Decisions will be communicated after the nomination deadline


  • April 15th annually


  • A student enrolled in, or completed, within the last year, one of our CE programs (AF, MEF, CTC, CRC and INTAPT)

Nomination Package

The nomination package should include:

  • Award Nomination Form 
  • Curriculum Vitae of nominee (including list of presentations and publications outside of the AFGS courses while enrolled in the program)

Submit nominations to:
Academic Fellowship and Graduate Studies Program

Award Recipient 2023


We are pleased to acknowledge the following recipient selected for the 2022-2023 DFCM Continuing Education Distinction Awards:

Continuing Education Student Award for Scholarship:

Dr. Apichai Wattanapisit, International Fellow, Thailand

"Dr. Wattanapisit is a thoughtful and engaged Family Physician from Thailand who spent a year with us in the Academic Fellowship program. He is keenly interested in supporting residents and faculty. As part of his Practicum, he successfully assembled an international panel of family medicine scholars to think about ways to support family medicine residents’ research and writing skills. Dr. Wattanapisit has developed a manuscript from this work which he is submitting for publication.”