DFCM Postgraduate Program Awards

Faculty, residents and staff affiliated with the DFCM Postgraduate Department are eligible for nomination for the awards listed on this page during two nomination periods throughout the residency year (Winter Awards & Spring Awards). The award nomination process is coordinated locally by Site Chiefs, Site Directors and the Enhanced Skills Director twice a year and submitted to the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee for review by the deadlines listed below Please read the following details and contact Lela Sarjoo at familymed.postgrad@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.

External Winter Awards: Deadline November 26th

DFCM faculty and residents are eligible for nomination for the following external awards run by Post MD Education (formerly PGME). In order to strongly support nominations from the DFCM Postgraduate Department, there is an internal nomination process, which is facilitated by each Teaching Site and within the Enhanced Skills Programs as follows:

Each Teaching Site (Chief and Site Director) will receive an email from the Postgraduate Department in the fall eliciting nominations in a fillable online survey. Site Directors will complete this survey and submit back to Postgraduate in order for the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee to review all nominations and select which nominees will be put forward to Post MD Education.

The Enhanced Skills Director will receive an email from the Postgraduate Department in the Fall eliciting nominations in a fillable online survey. The Enhanced Skills Administrator will send out a notice to the Enhanced Skills Program Directors and related Division Heads eliciting nominations for these awards. The Enhanced Skills Awards Committee will review all nominations and select up to 4 nominations, two for Category 1 (resident and faculty) and two for category 2 (resident and faculty) to put forward to the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee to review alongside those from each hospital teaching site.

Teaching Sites and Enhanced Skills Programs that have nominees selected by the DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee to receive a supported nomination by the DFCM Postgraduate Department for an external award, will be notified to create a full nomination package in time for the actual award deadline as listed on the Post MD Education website .

AWARD NAME

OPEN TO

DFCM DEADLINE

POST-MD EDUCATION DEADLINE

Faculty of Medicine Awards for Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education

All Faculty of Medicine Academic staff

November 26th

January 25, 2019

 

Social Responsibility Award in Postgraduate Medical Education

UofT Faculty members involved in PGME training and Residents registered with PGME

November 26th

January 18, 2019

PARO Trust Fund: Resident Teaching Award

UofT senior Residents registered with the PGME Office

November 26th

December 14, 2018

Robert Sheppard Award for Health Equity and Social Justice

UofT medical Residents/Fellows involved in the development and/or implementation of activities, programs or research related to social justice and health equity in faculty development or postgraduate medical education.

Note: The Robert Sheppard Award for Health Equity and Social Justice for FACULTY is under the purview of the DFCM Awards of Excellence process. Please contact Laura Surdianu at dfcm.awards@utoronto.ca with any questions.

November 26th

January 11, 2019

Postgraduate Medical Trainee Leadership Awards

Residents registered with PGME

November 26th

March 22, 2019

Nomination Process

  • The Nomination Process for each Teaching Site and Enhanced Skills Program will be determined by the Site Chiefs/Site Directors or the Enhanced Skills Director respectively.
  • Nominations must be submitted by November 26th in an online survey that will be circulated to the Site Directors and Enhanced Skills Director prior to the deadline.
  • Each Site and Enhanced Skills Program may nominate a maximum of one resident and/or one faculty to the above external award.
  • Submissions will require the full name, base site and email addresses for both the nominator and nominee.
  • Nominators will be asked to provide a clear and concise statement (200 words) which explains why the nominated individual is a deserving recipient of the award.
  • Nominators whose nominee has been selected by the DFCM Postgraduate Awards Committee to be put forward to Post MD Education should be prepared to put together a complete application by the deadline listed on the Post MD Education website, when notified by the DFCM Postgraduate Department (full criteria for nomination is available at the Post MD Education website
  • Nominations for residents or staff must be submitted or pre-approved by the Site Director, Division Head or Enhanced Skills Director.
  • Nominations for faculty must be submitted or pre-approved by the Site Chief Residents and/or the Site Director.
  • Preference will be given to nominees who have not received the same award in the last three years.

Internal Spring Awards: Deadline April 15th

A. DFCM Postgraduate Awards

DFCM Faculty and Residents are eligible for the DFCM Postgraduate Awards. Each Teaching Site (Chief and Site Director) and the Enhanced Skills Director will receive an email from the Postgraduate Department early in the calendar year, eliciting submissions.

Each Site will determine locally one faculty and one resident to receive an award in one of the categories as listed below. The two selected winners determined by each site will be forwarded to the DFCM Postgraduate Awards Committee for formal recognition.

The Enhanced Skills Director will solicit nominations from the Category 1 and Category 2 Program Directors for one faculty and one resident per Category (total four awards; two resident and two faculty) to receive an award in one of the award categories. Through an internal process, the two winners per Category will be selected to be put forward to receive the awards for the Enhanced Skills Programs.

FACULTY Categories
1.  New Teacher Award
2.  Excellence in Teaching
3.  Role Modeling Clinical Excellence

FACULTY & STAFF Categories
4. Program Leadership
5. Innovation in Education
6. Resident Advocacy

RESIDENT Categories
7. Leadership
8. Teaching Excellence
9. Advocacy for Patients
10. Clinical Excellence

External Spring Awards: Deadline April 15th

DFCM Residents are eligible for the following external awards. Each Teaching Site (Chief and Site Director) will receive an email from the Postgraduate Department early in the calendar year, eliciting nominations for the following two awards.

B. CFPC Family Medicine Resident Leadership & Murray Stalker Award

Site Directors and Faculty at each site and the Enhanced Skills Program may put forth a nomination for one resident per site to the DFCM Postgraduate Department once they’ve received the email described above. The DFCM Postgraduate Award Committee will review all nominations and select which nominee will be officially selected as the nominee from the DFCM Postgraduate Department to the CFPC. Nominators whose nominee has been selected by the DFCM Postgraduate Awards Committee to be put forward to the CFPC should be prepared to put together a complete application by the deadline listed on the CFPC website, when notified by the DFCM Postgraduate Department.

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C. Sam Leitenberg Award for the Humanitarian Practice of Family and Community Medicine

This award will be open to all PGY2 residents in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM). Site Directors and Faculty at each site may put forth a nomination package for one resident per site to the DFCM Postgraduate Department once they have received the email described above which will review the nomination criteria in detail.

  • The Award has a monetary value of $2000.
  • To be awarded annually to a Postgraduate PGY2 resident in Family and Community Medicine who best exemplifies the qualities Dr. Leitenberg embodied:
  • Recognizes the central importance of the doctor-patient relationship.
  • Provides exemplary care to patients.
  • Treats patients and their family members with compassion, empathy, and respect.
  • Demonstrates superior diagnostic and clinical skills

 

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 rigour.

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, 2018
  2. Nomination Form (below) 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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