Family Medicine

Awards and Scholarships

College of Family Physicians of Canada 2019 CFPC Medical Student Scholarships

The CFPC is offering the following awards to medical students in the class of 2019 and 2020 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 will 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 $10,000, and complimentary registration to Family Medicine Forum 2019 in Vancouver, 2019 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: April 12, 2019
Please submit your application to Bora Kim at bora.kim@ualberta.ca


CFPC Medical Student Leadership Awards

These awards recognize the leadership abilities of outstanding medical students in their final year of undergraduate study (graduating class of 2019) who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in family medicine. Nominees should have exhibited an interest and skills in areas such as advocacy on behalf of patients, peers or health care organizations; health policy; and/or government or media relations. One student from each Canadian medical school will be selected.

In addition to evidence of participation in the above areas, nominees should illustrate their academic achievements and community activities, and include a short CV, as well as a letter of support from a faculty member. Nomination guidelines can be found here.

Award recipients will be invited to participate in the Medical Student and Family Medicine Resident Leadership Workshop during Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2019 in Vancouver, B.C. and will receive complimentary registration to FMF 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: April 12, 2019
Please submit your application package 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 2020) 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 $10,000, and complimentary registration to Family Medicine Forum 2019 in Vancouver, 2019 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 March 1, 2019. Students can apply online here.

CFPC Indigenous Student Leadership Awards

This award recognizes the leadership abilities of an outstanding Indigenous student currently enrolled in their final year of undergraduate study (graduating class of 2019) in a Canadian medical school. Nominees should have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career of family medicine, as well as an interest and skills in areas such as advocacy on behalf of patients, peers or health care organizations; health policy; and/or government or media relations.

In addition to evidence of participation in the above areas, nominees should illustrate their academic achievements and community activities, and include a short CV, as well as a letter of support from a preceptor of an elective in Indigenous health or a supervisor of a scholarly project indicating the nominee’s leadership in Indigenous health. Nomination guidelines can be found here.

The award recipient will be invited to participate in the Medical Student and Family Medicine Resident Leadership Workshop during Family Medicine Forum 2019 in Vancouver, B.C. and will receive complimentary registration 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: April 12, 2019
Please submit your application to Bora Kim at bora.kim@ualberta.ca


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.

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.


Awardees will be selected by the Department of Family Medicine.