Resident Awards

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

The Family Medicine Resident Scholarship recognizes the leadership abilities of outstanding senior family medicine residents from each of the 17 Canadian family medicine residency programs.

The award will be presented during the Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2022. The recipients will receive complimentary registration for one day at the next live FMF. In addition, the Family Medicine Resident Scholarship may reimburse residents to offset the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel to attend FMF.*

*Please note that while pandemic restrictions are imposed, we might defer this portion of the award.

Eligibility criteria:

Nominees must be senior family medicine residents in their second year at the time of nomination.

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

Nominees are eligible if they have one or more achievements in the following areas:

  • Leadership activities during residency/leadership qualities (beyond departmental and program activities, such as participation in organized family medicine, the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Section of Residents, or Resident Doctors of Canada)
  • Academic achievements related to family medicine (e.g., publications)
  • Research achievements
  • Oral presentation skills (articulate and confident when presenting to large groups)
  • Unique achievements or exceptional activities in medical school or residency
  • Service to vulnerable populations, such as rural, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, addiction/mental health, inner-city, etc.

Where possible, you are encouraged to consider recognizing a candidate who was not previously nominated for a CFPC Medical Student Scholarship.

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 grants are 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 funding 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.

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.

The 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.Contact:

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.|Contact:

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  research scholarship award that aims to assist in the publication of their scholarship papers. 6 Resident Scholarship Projects will be awarded for 2023.

Manuscript format for draft writing, final submission and awards application. Download PDF.

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

Do you know of a resident or residents who have completed a scholarly project involving small group learning or another topic that aligns with the goals of the Residency PBSG program? We are interested in any project that explores small group learning innovations such as the use of social media, virtual learning or alternative delivery methods for PBSG.

Nominate them for the PBSG Family Medicine Residency Scholarship Award.    A simple application by anyone including the Resident(s) themselves along with a copy of the project or presentation (if available) is all that is needed. Deadline for this year’s applications is June 30, 2020.  For more information or to download the application form, please visit:

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 (cis and trans inclusive) health. It is ideal for a first year resident beginning to plan for their scholar project. The grant amount is up to $2,500 for FP residents and $5,000 for a FP practitioner.  Applicants with proposals returned for resubmission 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 funding to assist in the publication of a research project.

The Department of Family Practice Community Geriatrics is offering two 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.

The Community Geriatrics Research Grant is available to UBC family medicine residents to support original research work and raise awareness and interest in the field of elder care. The funding is intended to support new family practice researchers to develop and carry out a research project. The grant will be awarded to projects that demonstrate excellence in research that contributes to geriatrics and elder care within the discipline of Family Medicine.

UBC residents conducting and presenting research as part of graduation requirements (i.e. Scholar project) are eligible and invited to apply.  If the application is submitted by a research team of two or more residents, the grant will be awarded to support the research project as a whole.

The value of each Community Geriatrics Research Grant for a resident research project. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  

For information on eligibility criteria and the application process, click here

Please submit your completed application and/or direct related questions to Jordan Christmas at

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 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:

Manuscript format for draft writing, final submission and awards application. Download PDF.

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