Resident Awards

Listed below are the awards available to Family Medicine residents. These awards are presented during Scholarship Day.

Awards are presented by the CFPC to recognize the leadership abilities of outstanding senior family medicine residents from each Canadian University Department of Family Medicine.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Senior family medicine residents (2nd or 3rd year) at the time of nomination.
  2. Demonstrated interest and skills in areas such as health care policy/economics, government/media relations, advocacy and representation on behalf of patients, peers or healthcare organizations;
  3. Interest in further enhancement of leadership skills within organized medicine.

Award recipients will participate in the Medical Student and Family Medicine Resident Leadership Workshop during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018 in Toronto. Each Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award consists of complimentary registration for the day they receive their award, and up to $1,000 to offset the costs of travel and other expenses related to attending FMF 2018.

The nomination committee is comprised the site directors and program director. The recommendation needs to be forwarded to the College of Family Physicians by mid June.

This CFPC award is to recognize a top First Nations, Metis or Inuit resident in Canada who has shown a commitment to a career in family medicine.

Nominees must have demonstrated an interest and skills in areas such as health care policy/economics; government/media relations; and/or advocacy and representation on behalf of patients, their peers, or health care organizations.

Nominees must have an interest in enhancing their leadership skills within organized medicine.

The Indigenous Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award consists of complimentary registration for the day the recipient receives their award, and up to $1,000 to offset the costs of travel and other expenses related to attending FMF 2018.

Up to 5 $2,000 grants available to recognize and encourage family medicine residents to become involved in the planning of patient education. Residents must apply directly to the CFPC Honours and Awards Program.

Residents can apply online at

Recognize outstanding academic accomplishments by family medicine residents (in their first, second, or third year). These awards are intended to stimulate family medicine research and innovation in education. One recipient or team from each faculty of family medicine across Canada will be selected.

Nominations will be made by Program Director and Lead Faculty for Scholarship based on residents’ written projects and presentation.  Nominations will be submitted online to the College around the middle of June.

This award has no cash value.

Award recipients will receive a certificate, and their names and project titles will be posted in the Research section of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) website.

The chairs and research directors of each family medicine residency program will identify the most outstanding research project from their program.  From among the nominations, two awards will be selected by the CFPC Section of Researchers and be presented to recognize family medicine residents (R1 or R2) for excellent research carried out and completed prior to June 1 of the year.

The recipient of each award will deliver a presentation during Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day, which is held as part of Family Medicine Forum (FMF). The recipients will also be acknowledged during the annual Section of Researchers Dinner.

The recipient will receive complimentary registration for Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day at FMF, as well as up to $1,000 to offset the costs of travel and other expenses related to attending FMF.

This CFPC award recognizes exceptional resident-led, community-based research that focuses on the prevalence of health disparities that are found in either remote rural Canadian communities or underserved outer city areas outside of the urban city inner core. Residents of these areas are faced with onerous challenges ranging from: low income, limited access to family medicine clinics, low government or employer benefits, and public transit challenges making it difficult to obtain the necessary health care and social services.

Candidates for this award can be nominated or self-nominated. This Award recognizes completed research that has produced rigorous evidence related to the health disparities prevalent in Canada’s outer city and rural communities as a first step towards the development of applicable strategies to reduce such prevailing health care disparities.

The deadline is March 1, 2017.

One award will be given per site. This is awarded to a first-year resident who has demonstrated interest and excellence in teaching. Recommendation for this award will come from site faculty members and the director at each site.

A $1,000 award was created by Dr. Arthur and Judith Dodek in honour of Dr. Morton Dodek, a graduate of UBC's first medical class in 1954, who spent many years as a full service family physician and exemplified commitment to family medicine.  The award is offered to a resident who demonstrates care, competence, and compassion in their pursuit of providing care to underserved and vulnerable populations.  The recipient will demonstrate this in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Sought out opportunities to provide care to underserved and vulnerable populations.
  2. Translated current knowledge on best practices providing other caregivers with guides to best practice.
  3. Mentors, encourages and teaches others in providing care to these populations
  4. Develops new knowledge by reflection, assessment and/or research into the care of underserved and vulnerable populations.

A $1,000 prize is offered in honour of Dr. John J. Zack who practiced full service family practice including obstetrics and well-honoured member of the CFPC.  The recipient will be an outstanding second-year resident demonstrates:

  1. Leadership in the form of advocacy and representation on behalf of patients, peers or healthcare organizations.
  2. An interest in the CFPC by participating in events or organization either nationally or in the provincial chapter.
  3. A plan to practice full service family medicine, including obstetrics, and has sought out experiences and designed their residency to maximize their ability to achieve this goal.

This award is funded by the Lloyd Jones Collins Foundation for outstanding Scholarship Project as chosen by Family Practice faculty. The Lloyd Jones Collins Foundation, under the directorship of Dr. Goertzen and four associates, granted its first annual Resident Research Awards in 1999 and continues to generously support family medicine residency research and faculty development.

Residents can apply for a $2,000 research scholarship award that aims to assist in the publication of their scholarship papers.

If you are interested in applying for the Lloyd Jones Collins Award this year, please send a cover letter (indicating why you should be considered for the award) and your abstract to by March 31.

This research grant is unique in that it supports NEW researchers to complete a pilot project or research project in the domain of women’s health. It is ideal for a first year resident beginning to plan for their research project in second year. The grant amount is for up to $2,500 for residents and $5,000 for a FP practitioner. The application process involves two steps: submission of a letter of intent in March followed by a full application in May. Successful LOI applicants are offered  mentoring through the Women's Health Research Institute to assist in preparing the full application. For more information go to:

The knowledge translation grant awards up to $2,500 to assist in the publication of a research project. There is no deadline for this grant.  Applications are received at any time.

The Department of Family Practice Community Geriatrics is offering two $500 awards to second year residents who demonstrate excellence in scholarly projects related to care of the elderly. The award is to support research and scholarship that contributes to geriatrics within the discipline of family practice.  The award will be selected from among the final projects submitted by R2’s in June.

Two research grants are available to UBC residents to recognize original education research work and raise awareness and interest in the field of Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Medical Education (CPD/CME) research.

  1. Specialty practice
  2. Family practice

Grant recipients receive an honorarium of $500.00 to support educational research projects. UBC residents conducting and presenting research as part of graduation requirements are eligible and invited to apply. To apply for the grants visit:

This information is specific to resident awards. For information on faculty awards please visit our current faculty awards section.