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Celebrate Excellence in Family Medicine

Honour the exceptional family physicians, clinics, residents and medical students, who advance excellence in family medicine and contribute to the health of communities across Alberta. Nominate a colleague or peer today!

Now accepting nominations for the 2021 ACFP Awards program.

Alberta College of Family Physicians
#370, 10403–172 Street, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9
Fax: (780) 488-2396
Email: info@acfp.ca

Deadline to submit: April 1, 2021

Awards Checklist

Ready to submit? Download our checklist to make sure your package ticks all the boxes!

Nomination Process

Step 1:  Nominate

Submit a completed nomination form providing details on how the nominee meets the award criteria to the ACFP by April 1, 2021. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

  • It is strongly encouraged that the application package includes additional letter(s) of support from colleagues, patients, and members of the community, and the nominee’s resume may also be included.
  • Ready to submit? Download our checklist to make sure your package ticks all the boxes!

Step 2: Adjudicate

As part of the adjudication process, The ACFP Awards and Recognition Committee will review all nominations and recommendations will be made to the ACFP Board. The ACFP Board will review the Awards and Recognition Committee recommendations and provide their comments and/or support.

  • Individuals may be nominated for multiple awards; however, at most an individual is only eligible to receive one award. Based on the nomination package, the Awards and Recognition Committee will use their discretion to determine the appropriate acknowledgement.

Step 3: Celebrate

All nominations will be notified regarding the status of their application. Recipients will be recognized at the ACFP’s Family Medicine Summit and published on our website.  2020 ACFP Award Recipients

Award Criteria

This award recognizes five outstanding family physicians – one from each provincial health zone – who best exemplify what being a family doctor is all about: providing exceptional care to their patients, making significant contributions to the health and wellbeing of their community and/or society in general, and dedicating themselves to the education of future generations of family doctors.

As part of the adjudication process, one of the five recipients will also be selected as the Reg L. Perkin Family Physician of the Year for Alberta, bestowed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Recipients are nominated by their peers.

Download the FPOY Award Application

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Criteria

  • Nominee is an Active Member, as defined by the CFPC Membership Policy (Non-Member Mainpro+® Participants are not eligible).
  • Nominee is an ACFP member in good standing and has been in practice for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Nominee is NOT a current member of the ACFP Board or the Awards and Recognition Committee.
  • Demonstrates outstanding leadership in the areas of advocacy, community service and/or education.
  • Supports excellence in family medicine, including community medical services, involvement in the College and contribution beyond their medical practice to the community at large.
  • Exemplifies the four principles of family medicine:
    • The family physician is a skilled clinician.
    • Family medicine is a community-based discipline.
    • The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population.
    • The patient-physician relationship is central to the role of the family physician.

The Recognition of Excellence Awards recognize members who, in the past 12-24 months have made an outstanding contribution in one or more of the following areas: patient care, community service, hospital or health care institutions, College activities, teaching, research, and other elements of the academic discipline of family medicine. Examples of outstanding contributions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Significant humanitarian work on a global basis.
  • Establishment of a training program.
  • Delivery of an educational program unique to the needs of an at risk population.
  • Excellence in clinical practice to disadvantaged communities.
  • Leadership in primary care renewal projects, hospitals or program.
  • Development of an innovative research project that contributes to the improvement of day-to-day clinical practice.

As part of the adjudication process, successful recipients will also be nominated for the Awards of Excellence, bestowed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Recipients are nominated by their peers or members of the public.

Download the ROE Award Application

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Criteria

  • Nominee is an Active Member, as defined by the CFPC Membership Policy (Non-Member Mainpro+® Participants are not eligible).
  • Nominee is an ACFP member in good standing.
  • Nominee has made an outstanding contribution in the last 12-24 months in one or more of the following areas: patient care, community service, hospital or health care institutions, College activities, teaching, research, and other elements of the academic discipline of family medicine.
  • Nominee is NOT a current member of the ACFP Board or the Awards and Recognition Committee.

As a chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the ACFP supports the vision of a Patient’s Medical Home (PMH), a model of care that puts the needs of patients and their communities at the centre of care. The PMH is where patients can present and discuss their personal and family health concerns and receive the full spectrum of expert care. The PMH team is developed to meet the needs of its own patient community and, depending on those needs, may involve nurses, other specialists, and other health care providers, who work together in one centre or virtually. The PMH supports the relationships between patients and family physicians and other health care providers as they develop and strengthen over time, enabling the best possible health outcomes for each person, practice population, and the community being served.

Recipients are nominated by their peers, members of the public, or are self-nominated*.

Download the PMH Outstanding Clinic Award Application

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Criteria

  • The family practice or clinic has been in operation for a minimum two years.
  • Demonstrates outstanding leadership in the areas of patient and community care while exhibiting excellence in the application of the principles of the Patient’s Medical Home.

*Clinics, where current members of the ACFP Board and Awards and Recognition Committee practise, are still eligible for the award; however, during the review process the said Committee member will abstain from the voting and review preference.

The Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award supports, promotes, and recognizes residents, emerging leaders and advocates for family medicine. It is awarded to two family medicine residents (one from the University for Alberta and one from the University of Calgary) who exemplify a broad-based understanding and demonstration of family medicine.

Recipients are nominated by their peers, members of the public, or are self-nominated.

Download the Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award Application

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Criteria

  • Nominee is a family medicine resident enrolled at either University of Alberta or the University of Calgary.
  • Nominee is NOT a current member of the ACFP Board or the Awards and Recognition Committee.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills in advocacy, community service, and/or education.

The Student Leadership – Rising Star Award supports, promotes, and recognizes students, our future leaders and advocates for family medicine. It is awarded to two medical students (one from the University for Alberta and one from the University of Calgary).

Recipients are nominated by their peers or members of the public, or are self-nominated.

Download the Student Leadership – Rising Star Award Application

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Criteria

  • Nominee is a student enrolled in the undergraduate medical degree program at either University of Alberta or the University of Calgary.
  • Nominee is NOT a current member of the ACFP Board or the Awards and Recognition Committee.
  • Demonstrates a genuine interest in family medicine which is reflected in his or her experiences and chosen electives.
  • Participates in various family medicine activities during their studies (e.g. participation in a Family Medicine Interest Group, Student Information Session, Shadowing Program or attending the Annual Scientific Assembly.)
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills in advocacy, community service, and/or education.

The New Professional Award recognizes a family physician, in his or her first five years of practice, who has not only successfully established his/her career, but has demonstrated balance through commitment to family, patients, colleagues and community. Examples may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Served as a volunteer in the community.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and competency in providing care to patients.
  • Opened a new practice – solo or group.
  • Contributed to a new practice or locum, by sharing on call duties, working with colleagues and other health professionals in a team environment.
  • Participated as a valued member of a professional committee.
  • Provided leadership through involvement in teaching and/ or research.
  • Improved problem solving skills in the clinic and/ or hospital setting.

Recipients are nominated by their peers or members of the public, or are self-nominated.

Download the Outstanding New Professional Award Application

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Criteria

  • Nominee is an Active Member, as defined by the CFPC Membership Policy (Non-Member Mainpro+® Participants are not eligible).
  • Nominee is an ACFP member in good standing.
  • Nominee is in his or hers first five years of practice.
  • Nominee is NOT a current member of the ACFP Board or the Awards and Recognition Committee.

The ACFP is pleased to recognize the dedication and passion of a member who has committed to engage with members and promote the ACFP, its services, and programs.

Recipients are nominated by ACFP staff, Executive Director, Board, or a fellow ACFP member.

Download the ACFP Champion Award Application

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Criteria

  • Nominee is an Active Member, as defined by the CFPC Membership Policy (Non-Member Mainpro+® Participants are not eligible).
  • Nominee is an ACFP member in good standing.
  • Demonstrates outstanding leadership in championing the ACFP as a first-choice membership organization, exhibiting excellence as an ACFP Ambassador
  • Nominee has served as an ACFP committee member or Board member for a period of less than five years and has participated in several ACFP-sponsored events as an attendee or volunteer.

The ACFP will recognize a member who has been actively involved in the work of the College serving on a committee or participating on initiative work consecutively for 10 years or longer.

Recipients are nominated by ACFP staff, Executive Director, Board, or a fellow ACFP member.

Download the ACFP Long-term Service Award Application

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Criteria

  • Nominee is an Active Member, as defined by the CFPC Membership Policy (Non-Member Mainpro+® Participants are not eligible).
  • Nominee is an ACFP member in good standing.
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership in member engagement.
  • Nominee has served as a committee member or Board member or participated as an ACFP representative for 10 consecutive years.