Program Award Descriptions and Nominations

The nomination deadline is February 15, 2016.

Scroll down to find awards for these programs:

  • Postgraduate Education Program Awards
  • Undergraduate Education Program Awards
  • Global Health Program Awards
  • Professional Development Program Awards
  • Research Program Awards
  • Quality Improvement Awards

Postgraduate Education Program Awards

Nomination deadline is February 15.

The nomination process is led by Teaching Site Program Directors and the Enhanced Skill Coordinator between January and February. Up to 2 individuals may be nominated per award per site. The Enhanced Skills Programs collectively will function similar to a teaching site and may have 2 nominations 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.

Award Descriptions

Postgraduate Resident Achievement Awards

Site program director(s) and faculty at each site can nominate up to 2 residents for each of the four awards listed below.

(1) Leadership
This award is presented to residents whose leadership has brought about an innovation or improvement in the postgraduate program.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

(4) Clinical Excellence
This award is presented to a resident who demonstrates superior clinical skills, a patient-centred approach, and excellent interpersonal qualities.

 

DFCM Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards

There are 2 categories for DFCM Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards:

  • Clinical Teaching Awards
  • Educational Achievement Awards

 

Clinical Teaching Awards

Residents at each site can nominate up to two faculty for each of the 3 awards listed below.

(1) 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.

(2) 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.

(3) Role Modeling Clinical Excellence
Residents nominate teachers who have inspired and served as role models, providing residents with outstanding opportunities for learning.

 

Educational Achievement Awards
Family physician-in-chief, program director, residents and administrative staff at each site can nominate up to two individuals for each of the three awards listed below.

(1) 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.

(2) Innovation in Education
This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching methods, curriculum development or educational activities for family medicine residents.

(3) Resident Advocacy
This award recognizes an individual (faculty or staff) who has made an outstanding contribution by sup­porting and nurturing family medicine residents.

Nomination Process

  • Nomination deadline is February 15
  • Each site may nominate a maximum of 2 individuals 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 1500 characters (200 words) which explains why the nominated individual is a deserving recipient of the award.
  • See the list of past winners.

If you have any questions, please contact Lela Sarjoo at familymed.postgrad@utoronto.ca

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Undergraduate Program Awards

The nomination deadline for Undergraduate Program awards is different to the other program awards as these awards are presented at the Undergraduate Education Faculty Development Workshop that is held each fall. A description of all Undergraduate Program awards including eligibility, selection criteria and the nomination process is available here.  For deadlines and additional details, please contact Cheryl O'Donoghue or 416-978-1896.

Award Descriptions

  • Awards Categories available:
  • Teaching Excellence
  • Excellence in Advocacy
  • Role Modelling Clinical Excellence
  • Excellence in Mentorship
  • Innovation in Family Medicine Education or Program Development and Coordination

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Global Health Program

Nomination deadline is February 15.

Award Descriptions and Nomination Forms

There are three awards for Global Health:

Global Health Faculty Award

The Faculty Award for excellence in Global Health is intended to recognize faculty in the area of global health who have demonstrated excellence in the following: scholarship, teaching and mentorship. An exceptional individual who has demonstrated excellence in the development, implementation or dissemination of educational programs or scholarship activities in Global Health. This individual has shown excellence in the supervision, mentoring or teaching of trainees in global health in Canada or abroad. Preference will be given to faculty who have demonstrated a commitment to the principles and values of Family Medicine. 

Global Health Faculty Award Nomination Form

 

Global Health Resident Award

The Resident Award for excellence in Global Health is intended to recognize DFCM residents who have demonstrated one or more of the following:

  • Leadership: Leadership in the development of innovative initiatives in global health and/or in engaging in global health activities.
  • Advocacy: A deep commitment to global health and effective advocacy in areas such as equity, refugee health, primary health care.

Global Health Resident Award Nomination Form

 

Yves Talbot Award for Excellence in Global Health Leadership

The Yves Talbot Award for Excellence in Global Health Leadership is intended to recognize faculty in the area of global health who have demonstrated excellence in global health leadership. An exceptional individual who has demonstrated sustained leadership and commitment to the field of Global Health. This individual has been an innovator and led global health capacity-building initiatives in Canada or abroad. He or she has been an advocate and champion of family medicine, primary care and/or health equity. Preference will be given to faculty who have demonstrated a commitment to the principles and values of Family Medicine. 

Yves Talbot Award for Excellence in Global Health Leadership Award Nomination Form

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Professional Development Awards

Nomination deadline is February 15.

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

Jamie Meuser Award for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation in Professional 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 (>5years) 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 Professional Development

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

New Leadership in Professional 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 Professional 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 Professional 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.

Field Practicum Preceptor Award

To be awarded annually to an individual field practicum preceptor for any of the Continuing Education programs who has acted as an exemplary field supervisor for a CE learner over the past 12 months. Nominations can be made by a CE learner, a program director or supervisory colleague, or by self-nomination.

Continuing Education and Graduate Studies Instructor Award

To be awarded annually to an individual or group of CEGS Instructors for a sustained contribution to the learning of students within the programs. Nominations may be made for excellence in teaching methods, curriculum development or educational activities and/or for supporting and nurturing their leaners. Nominations can be made by a CE or Graduate learner, a program director or Instructor colleague, or by self-nomination.

Nomination Process 

  • Individuals and groups may self-nominate for any of these awards
  • The DFCM Professional Development Sub-Committee will consider nominees for these awards
  • Winners and nominees for these awards are also eligible for DFCM Faculty Awards. The names of award winners, and nomination materials, will be forwarded to the DFCM Faculty Awards Committee.
  • Professional Development Program Award nomination form
  • Contact Professional Development

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Research Program Awards

Nomination deadline is February 29.

Individuals may self-nominate for any of these awards.

 

Award for Outstanding Peer-Reviewed Publication

Please note the new process for the DFCM Research Program Award for Best Peer-Reviewed Publication.

Up to 3 awards for outstanding peer-reviewed publications will be given each year. To be considered, the article must:

  • Have been published in the previous calendar year;
  • Have a DFCM faculty member as first author;
  • Be relevant to family medicine and/or address an important research or methodology question.

The award winners are chosen by the DFCM Clinician Investigator Award recipients.

Please email all nominations (including name of nominee, name of nominator, and full citation) to dfcm.research@utoronto.ca

 

Award for Research Mentorship

To recognize outstanding contributions in research mentorship. To be considered, the nominee must have a DFCM primary appointment and a record of sustained research mentorship. Individuals who received the award the previous year are not eligible. The Award for Research Mentorship will only be awarded if a suitable candidate is identified. In order to apply, please complete the following nomination form:

Nomination Form

 

To nominate, submit, or receive more information for either of these Research Program awards, please contact Noah Frank at dfcm.research@utoronto.ca

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Quality Improvement Awards 

There are 2 categories for the DFCM Quality Improvement Program Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards:

  • Founders Award – for those who served for at least the initial first five years on the QPC
  • Impact Awards (3 awards per academic year, per academic site - awards per year as relevant)

Founders Award

As above

Local Team Impact Awards

These awards recognize methodological excellence towards the incremental improvement associated with impactful QI initiatives. Specifically, these awards target achievement of improvement across the three elements of the Triple Aim – improved patient/provider experience; improved population health; improved cost-effectiveness. Up to three awards will be nominated each academic year by the QPC lead(s) for their respective academic site (awards per year as relevant):

1. PGY1 Impact Award – These award winners demonstrate proficiency in the application of QI methodology as evidenced by a focus on a quality dimension of relevance to the academic site, application of appropriate system diagnostic tools and effective completion of multiple PDSA (plan, do, study, act) cycles of change with the potential to impact incremental improvement in 1 or more process measures. Evidence of collaboration with interprofessional team members is required.  

2. PGY2 Impact Award – This award winner demonstrates proficiency in the application of QI methodology as evidenced by a focus on a quality dimension of relevance to the academic site, application of appropriate system diagnostic tools, measurement across a family of measures for the duration of the project and effective completion of multiple PDSA (plan, do, study, act) cycles of change. Evidence of collaboration with interprofessional team members is required as is demonstration of sustainability and spread of changes to the broader academic site, community or other sites.

3. Faculty & Staff Impact Award – These award winners demonstrate the leadership, innovation and team effectiveness required to drive positive change in the achievement of incremental improvement. The winning team demonstrates a sound methodological approach to the QI initiative and effective collaboration. Additionally, award winners will demonstrate sustainability and spread of changes to the broader academic site, community or other sites.

Nomination Process

  • Nomination deadline is February 15th each year. The site nomination process should begin in October of the previous year. Sites may nominate a PGY1 candidate in their PGY2 (following) year.
  • Each site may nominate a project for each award 
  • Nominations for residents must be submitted or pre-approved by the site Program Director.
  • Submissions must include the full name, base hospital site and email addresses for both the nominator and nominee.
  • 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 1500 characters (200 words) which explains why the nominated individual is a deserving recipient of the respective award.
  • To nominate or receive more information for any of these Quality Improvement Program awards, please contact  dfcm.quality@utoronto.ca

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