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Make Time to Acknowledge Excellence in Family Medicine

Do you know an exceptional family physician that has affected your life? Do you know an exceptional family physician, family medicine resident and/or student? Leaders in their communities that have demonstrated a passion for what they do? Then make time to acknowledge them and submit a nomination today.

Click on the links below to download a nomination application or expand the awards for a full look at their criteria.

Award Criteria

Family Physician of the Year

(By Zones (5) and Alberta’s CFPC Reg. L. Perkin FPOY (selected from the zonal representatives))

Each year, the ACFP selects a Family Physician of the Year from each provincial health zone. The award recognizes an outstanding family physician member who best exemplifies what being a family doctor is all about. Recipients are chosen by their peers for providing exceptional care to their patients, making significant contributions to the health and well being of their community and/or society in general, and dedicating themselves to the education for future generations of family doctors. They may be asked to meet and interact with community groups throughout the year of the award to talk about the role of the family physician and share the meaning of being a family doctor.

Award Criteria

  • Have been in practice for a minimum of 15 years.
  • Be a member of the College in good standing for at least 10 years.
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership in the areas of advocacy, community service and/or education.
  • Support excellence in family medicine, including community medical services, involvement in the College and contribution beyond their medical practice to the community at large.
  • Exemplify 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.

Additional Criteria

  • Current members of the ACFP Board and Awards and Recognition Committee are not eligible for nomination of this award.

Nomination Process

  • The application package includes: a completed application form providing details on how the nominee meets the award criteria, an overview of the nominee’s achievements, and at least two letters of recommendation.
  • Additional letter(s) of support from colleagues, patients, and members of the community, and the nominee’s resume may also be included.
  • The ACFP Awards and Recognition Committee will review all nominations and a recommendation will be made to the ACFP Board.
  • The ACFP Board will review the Awards and Recognition Committee recommendation, and provide their comments and/or support.
  • The successful recipient of the award will be notified and their nomination will be forwarded by the ACFP to the College of Family Physicians for recognition as one of Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year (Reg. L. Perkin Award)*.

Award

The award recipients (Zonal Family Physician of the Year honorees) will receive an engraved sculpture and a cash award of $500. Recipients will be acknowledged on the ACFP website, in the President’s Message and included in the ACFP Year in Review document. The Awards and Recognition Committee will select one recipient from the five eligible Family Physician of the Year honorees to represent Alberta and receive the CFPC’s Reg L. Perkin award. He or she will be presented with an Albarello**, and will receive complimentary registration to the Family Medicine Summit (Summit), travel and two nights’ accommodation at the conference hotel. The recipient will be honoured at the time of the provincial Summit, as well as nationally, by the CFPC, during Family Medicine Forum (FMF).

Download the FPOY Award Application

Complete the Nomination Form and email to info@acfp.ca. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. You may also include letters of testimony from other colleagues and/or patients to support your nomination.

Submit the completed nomination to: Alberta College of Family Physicians #370, 10403–172 Street, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9 Email: info@acfp.ca

Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019

*Dr. Reg L. Perkin, CFPC Executive Director (1985- 1996) **The Albarello was the traditional form of drug bottle made in Spain and Italy from the 13th to the 18th century. The Albarello is specially designed for the AB FPOY by a local potter in Ardrossan, Alberta – Sam Uhlick.

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.

Award Criteria

  • Applicants must be a member of the College in good standing.

Additional Criteria

  • Current members of the ACFP Board and Nominating and Awards Committee are not eligible for nomination of this award.

Nomination Process

  • Recipients are nominated by their peers or members of the public.
  • The application package includes: a completed application form providing details on how the nominee meets the award criteria and at least two letters of recommendation.
  • Additional Letter(s) of support from colleagues, patients, and members of the community. The nominee’s resume may also be included.
  • The ACFP Awards and Recognition Committee will review all nominations and a recommendation will be made to the ACFP Board.
  • The ACFP Board will review the Awards and Recognition Committee recommendation, and provide their comments and/or support.
  • The successful recipients will be notified and their nominations will be forwarded by the ACFP to the CFPC for the CFPC Awards of Excellence.

Award

The ACFP Recognition of Excellence award recipients will receive an engraved sculpture, and a cash award of $500. Recipients will be acknowledged on the ACFP website, in the President’s Message and included in the ACFP Year in Review document. Recipients who are present at the ACFP’s Family Medicine Summit Award Ceremony will be announced and asked to stand to be acknowledged. A framed ‘Award of Excellence’ certificate will be provided by the CFPC and will be forwarded by the ACFP to the award recipient. The CFPC will honour all Award of Excellence recipients through a slide show at Family Medicine Forum (FMF), and recipients who are present at the CFPC’s AGM held during FMF will be announced and asked to stand to be acknowledged.

Download the ROE Award Application

Complete the Nomination Form and email to info@acfp.ca. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. If you are mailing or faxing in your application, please be sure to email the original MS Word file to info@acfp.ca as well. You may also include letters of testimony from other colleagues and/or patients to support your nomination. Submit the completed nomination to: Alberta College of Family Physicians #370, 10403–172 Street, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9 Email: info@acfp.ca Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019

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.

Award Criteria

  • Have been in practice for a minimum of two years (i.e. the family practice or clinic has been in operation for a minimum two years).
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership in the areas of patient and community care while exhibiting excellence in the application of the principles of the PMH.
  • 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.

Nomination Process

  • Recipients are nominated by a fellow member of the CFPC or members of the public.
  • The application package includes: a completed application form providing details on how the nominee meets the award criteria, an overview of the nominee’s achievements, and at least two letters of recommendation.
  • Additional letter(s) of support from colleagues, patients, and members of the community may also be included.
  • The ACFP Board will be notified of the Awards and Recognition Committee recommendation. The successful recipient of the award will be notified.

Award

The Clinic will receive a custom plaque and be acknowledged on the ACFP website, in the President’s Message and included in the ACFP Year in Review document. The Clinic will also receive a catered coffee break for up to $500.00.

Download the PMH Outstanding Clinic Award Application

Complete the Nomination Form and email to info@acfp.ca. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. If you are mailing or faxing in your application, please be sure to email the original MS Word file to info@acfp.ca as well.

You may also include letters of testimony from other colleagues and/or patients to support your nomination.

Submit the completed nomination to:

Alberta College of Family Physicians
#370, 10403–172 Street, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9
Email: info@acfp.ca
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019

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).

Award Criteria

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a student enrolled in the undergraduate medical degree program at either the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary.
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in family medicine which is reflected in his or her experiences and chosen electives.
  • Participate 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.)
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills in advocacy, community service and/or education.

Additional Criteria

  • Current members of the ACFP Board are not eligible for nomination of this award.

Nomination Process

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

The application package includes: a completed application form providing details on how the nominee meets the award criteria and at least two letters of recommendation.

  • A recent resume may also be provided
  • The ACFP Awards and Recognition Committee will review all nominations and a recommendation will be made to the Board
  • The ACFP Board will review the Awards and Recognition Committee recommendation, and provide their comments and/or support.

Award

The ACFP Student Leadership – Rising Star award recipients will receive an engraved sculpture, and a cash award of $500. Recipients will be acknowledged on the ACFP website, in the President’s Message and included in the ACFP Year in Review document. Recipients who are present at the ACFP’s Family Medicine Summit Award Ceremony will be announced and asked to stand to be acknowledged.

Download the Student Leadership – Rising Star Award Application

Complete the Nomination Form and email to info@acfp.ca. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. If you are mailing or faxing in your application, please be sure to email the original MS Word file to info@acfp.ca as well.

You may also include letters of testimony from other colleagues and/or patients to support your nomination.

Submit the completed nomination to:

Alberta College of Family Physicians
#370, 10403–172 Street, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9
Email: info@acfp.ca
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019

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).

Award Criteria

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a family medicine resident enrolled at either the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills in advocacy, community service and/ or education.

Additional Criteria

  • Current members of the ACFP Board are not eligible for nomination of this award.

Nomination Process

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

The application package includes: a completed application form providing details on how the nominee meets the award criteria and at least two letters of recommendation.

  • A recent resume may also be provided.
  • The ACFP Awards and Recognition Committee will review all nominations and a recommendation will be made to the ACFP Board.
  • The ACFP Board will review the Awards and Recognition Committee recommendation, and provide their comments and/ or support.

Award

The Family Medicine Resident award recipients will receive an engraved sculpture, and a cash award of $500. Recipients will be acknowledged on the ACFP website, in the President’s Message and included in the ACFP Year in Review document. Recipients who are present at the ACFP’s Family Medicine Summit Award Ceremony will be announced and asked to stand to be acknowledged.

Download the Outstanding Family Medicine Leadership Award Application

Complete the Nomination Form and email to info@acfp.ca. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. If you are mailing or faxing in your application, please be sure to email the original MS Word file to info@acfp.ca as well.

You may also include letters of testimony from other colleagues and/or patients to support your nomination.

Submit the completed nomination to:

Alberta College of Family Physicians
#370, 10403–172 Street, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9
Email: info@acfp.ca
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019

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.

Award Criteria

To qualify, applicants must be:

  • A member of the College in good standing.
  • In their first five years of practice.

Additional Criteria

  • Current members of the ACFP Board and Nominating and Awards Committee are not eligible for nomination of this award.

Nomination Process

  • Recipients are nominated by their peers or members of the public or can be self nominated.
  • The application package includes: a completed application form providing details on how the nominee meets the award criteria and at least two letters of recommendation.
  • A recent resume may also be provided.
  • The ACFP Nominating and Awards Committee will review all nominations and a recommendation will be made to the ACFP Executive Board.
  • The ACFP Executiv Board will review the Nominating and Awards Committee recommendation and provide their comments and/ or support.

Award

The Outstanding New Professional award recipient will receive an engraved sculpture, and a cash award of $500. Recipients will be acknowledged on the ACFP website, in the President’s Message and included in the ACFP Year in Review document. Recipients who are present at the ACFP’s Family Medicine Summit Award Ceremony will be announced and asked to stand to be acknowledged.

Download the Outstanding New Professional Award Application

Complete the Nomination Form and email to info@acfp.ca. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. If you are mailing or faxing in your application, please be sure to email the original MS Word file to info@acfp.ca as well.

You may also include letters of testimony from other colleagues and/or patients to support your nomination.

Submit the completed nomination to:

Alberta College of Family Physicians
#370, 10403–172 Street, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9
Email: info@acfp.ca
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019

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.

Award Criteria

  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership in championing the ACFP as a first-choice membership organization, exhibiting excellence as an ACFP Ambassador
  • The candidate has served as a committee member or Board member (for a period of less than five years).
  • The candidate has participated in a number of ACFP-sponsored events as an attendee or volunteer.

Nomination Process

  • Individuals may be put forward by ACFP staff, Executive Director, Board, a fellow ACFP member for consideration. The summary package will include details on how the nominee meets the award criteria and why is deserving of the recognition.
  • Additional letter(s) of support from colleagues, patients, and members of the community may also be included.
  • The Awards and Recognition Committee will review applications and will select among possible candidates.

Award

  • The ACFP Champion will receive a $500 award and custom award honouring the distinction of being an ACFP Champion.

Download the ACFP Champion Award Application

Complete the Nomination Form and email to info@acfp.ca. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. If you are mailing or faxing in your application, please be sure to email the original MS Word file to info@acfp.ca as well.

You may also include letters of testimony from other colleagues and/or patients to support your nomination.

Submit the completed nomination to:

Alberta College of Family Physicians
#370, 10403–172 Street, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9
Email: info@acfp.ca
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019

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 more than 10 years.

Recognition Criteria

  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership in member engagement.
  • The candidate has served as a committee member or Board member or participated as an ACFP representative for 10 consecutive years.

Nomination Process

  • Individuals may be put forward by ACFP staff, Executive Director, Board, a fellow ACFP member for consideration.
  • The summary package will include details on how the nominee meets the award criteria and why is deserving of the recognition.
  • Additional letter(s) of support from colleagues, patients, and members of the community may also be included.
  • The Awards and Recognition Committee will review applications and will select among possible candidates.

Award

The ACFP Long-term Service honorees will receive custom award honouring the distinction of being a Long-term Service award recipients.

Download the ACFP Long-term Service Award Application

Complete the Nomination Form and email to info@acfp.ca. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. If you are mailing or faxing in your application, please be sure to email the original MS Word file to info@acfp.ca as well.

You may also include letters of testimony from other colleagues and/or patients to support your nomination.

Submit the completed nomination to:

Alberta College of Family Physicians
#370, 10403–172 Street, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9
Email: info@acfp.ca
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019