Family Medicine

Awards and Scholarships

College of Family Physicians of Canada 2020 CFPC Medical Student Scholarships

The CFPC is offering the following awards to medical students in the class of 2020 and 2021 who have demonstrated an interest in family medicine. For more information on CFPC scholarships and awards, click here .

Please submit your applications to Bora Kim by email bora.kim@ualberta.ca or by fax to 780-492-8191. If you have any questions about applying, please call 780-248-1977.


CFPC Medical Student Scholarships

These scholarships recognize outstanding medical students in their second-last year of undergraduate study (graduating class of 2020) who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in family medicine.

One student from each Canadian medical school may be selected to receive this scholarship. To put your name forth for nomination, fill out the application form here.  A brief essay, CV and two letters of support from faculty members—one of whom must be a family physician—are required.

Scholarship recipients will receive $5,000, and complimentary registration to Family Medicine Forum 2020 in Winnipeg, November 4 to 7, 2020 for the day they receive their award. They will also receive up to $1,500 for travel and other expenses related to attending the conference.

Deadline: April 13, 2020
Please submit your application to Bora Kim at bora.kim@ualberta.ca


CFPF Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes a top First Nations, Metis or Inuit medical student in their second-last year of undergraduate study (graduating class of 2021) who has demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in family medicine.

One student from a Canadian medical school will be selected to receive this scholarship. Students wishing to put their names forth should include a CV, an essay explaining why they should be considered for this scholarship, as well as three letters of reference. See the complete application requirements here.

The scholarship recipient will receive $5,000, and complimentary registration to Family Medicine Forum 2020 in Winnipeg November 4 to 7 for the day they receive their award. They will also receive up to $1,000 for travel and other expenses related to attending the conference.

Deadline: Applications must reach the CFPC national office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Students can apply online here.


Research Awards

NAPCRG Student Family Medicine/Primary Care Research Award

These awards recognize outstanding family medicine/primary care research performed by a medical student while attending medical school.

One student from each Canadian medical school may be selected, though joint research done by two medical students may be eligible for a joint award. Application forms can be found here.

Please e-mail your application form(s), along with supporting documents to Kim Duerksen at kduerksen@ualberta.ca by Friday, April 17, 2020.

Patricia Ann Peat Residency & Student Family Medicine Enhancement Fund

This award was established to assist the department in providing exciting and personally enriching experiences in the discipline of Family Medicine and Primary Care Family Medicine research. This fund is accessible to all medical students enrolled in the MD program of the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and all residents registered in the first two years of the Family Medicine Residency Program of the University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine.

Award recipients will receive funding to participate in provincial, national, or international family medicine/primary care meetings; to present research findings from family medicine/primary care research at provincial or national conferences; to attend provincial or national leadership meetings and conferences. Learn more about this award here.

Please e-mail your application form(s), along with supporting documents to Kim Duerksen at kduerksen@ualberta.ca by Friday, April 17, 2020.

Awardees will be selected by the Department of Family Medicine.