Departmental Award: Philip Ellison Excellence in Continuing Professional Development


This award recognizes a University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine appointed faculty member who demonstrates excellence in continuing professional development.


Must be a Family Medicine physician and/or health profession educator, who holds an active faculty appointment in the Department of Family and Community Medicine


The selection committee will consider the following criteria:

The awardee will be engaged in current medical and health care developments. They must submit a plan to develop a new initiative, workshop, and/or activity in continuing education in the Department of Family and Community Medicine that demonstrates excellence in continuing education. Initiatives may pertain to any domain of Family Medicine, clinical, teaching and education, research and quality improvement.


$5,000 awarded once annually,  if there is a suitable awardee. Nominees will only be able to receive this award once. The award funding will be used to support the development of the new initiative. The awardee will be required to submit a final report to the Chair upon completion of the initative describing the success and outcomes.



Nominations can be made by any faculty or staff member of the DFCM, including self- nomination. The nominations will be considered by the DFCM Central Awards Committee. The nominator is responsible for the collection and submission of the award nomination package and informing the nominee of their nomination.

Nominations for Philip Ellison Excellence in Continuing Professional Development Award must include the following:

  1. Completed nomination form that includes the supporting signature of a teaching site Chief, DFCM Program Director, Division Head or Supervisor.
  2. Two letters of support indicating why this individual is being nominated in the selected category. Letters should address the criteria for the award and present evidence supporting the nominee’s excellence.
  3. CV.
  4. Additional material documenting evidence of excellence may be submitted
  5. A letter from the nominee describing the planned initiative in CPD accompanied with a budget outlining how the funds will be used.

Nomination forms:

Please complete the form online or download the form and include it in the package submited:


Please submit by email the completed nomination form and corresponding award application documentation in a single PDF file by March 15, 2021 to:

DFCM Central Awards Committee
c/o: Danielle Dudycha, Faculty Development
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto, 500 University Avenue, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario