Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year – Reg L. Perkin Award

Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year – the Reg. L. Perkin Awards, FMF 2016 Vancouver

This award is supported by the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and by Scotiabank.

The Family Physician of the Year awards, named in honour of Dr Reg L. Perkin, CFPC Executive Director from 1985 to 1996, recognize outstanding CFPC family physician members who exemplify what it means to be a family doctor: exceptional care to patients and contributing to the health and well-being of the community.

A family physician may be nominated by their peers for:

  • Providing exceptional care to their patients
  • Making meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of their communities
  • Dedicating themselves as researchers and educators of future generations of family doctors

Exemplifying the four principles of family medicine, they must:

    • Be skilled clinicians
    • Be community based
    • Act as a resource to a practice population
    • Recognize the central importance of the doctor-patient relationship

Each of the CFPC's provincial Chapters will select a Family Physician of the Year for its respective province or jurisdiction. These individuals will be honoured at the Annual Scientific Assembly/
Annual General Meeting of their provincial Chapter.

If the recipient is selected by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) to receive the Reg L. Perkin Award as one of Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year, he or she will be notified by the CFPC and honoured nationally during Family Medicine Forum (FMF), which will be held in Montréal from November 8 to 11, 2017.

Nomination and selection

All CFPC members are invited to submit nominations for Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year. Health care colleagues, community leaders, and patients are encouraged to submit letters of support for this nomination.

Nominations are to be submitted to the provincial Chapter office in which the nominee is a member. The deadlines for submission vary according to each provincial Chapter. Please contact the provincial Chapter of your nominee to confirm the 2017 deadline date.

For more information on these prestigious awards, and to view past recipients, please click here to visit the Family Medicine Honour Roll website.

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