Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship

John Jeddore, Memorial University of Newfoundland, FMF 2016 Vancouver

This scholarship is supported by the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) through the generosity of Scotiabank, Shawn-A-in-chut Atleo and members of the CFPC.

The CFPC Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship recognizes a top First Nations, Metis or Inuit medical student in Canada who has shown an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine. Indigenous medical students in the second last year of study, graduating class of 2018, are eligible to apply.

Application Process:

Students will submit an application online (see link above). Applications must include:

A single page cover letter, in the form of an essay, which outlines why you should be considered for this award.

Three letters of support:

  1. Member of Faculty preferably from preceptor of the elective in Indigenous health (preceptor may or may not be Indigenous themselves) and/or scholarly project supervisor indicating leadership in the area of Indigenous Health
  2. Member of Faculty – must be a family physician
  3. Member of your indigenous community

A focused Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) that demonstrates evidence of academic and other special achievements, particularly in relation to family medicine.

Applicants will be evaluated on the following:

  1. The student has shown a genuine interest in family medicine
  2. The experiences and electives of the student reflect this interest
  3. The student has been involved in Aboriginal, Metis or Inuit communities, eg in a volunteer capacity in clinical work, with school peers, with a rural, remote or urban Indigenous community
  4. The student has been involved in family medicine activities (participation in a Family Medicine Interest Group, Rural Family Medicine Interest Group, Family Medicine Forum, other family medicine committees.
  5. The student has been involved in family medicine academic activities (articles, posters or other publications related to family medicine and/or the goals of family medicine)
  6. The student has shown leadership in these activities
  7. The student possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  8. The student demonstrates a lifelong commitment to family medicine


Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by March 1, 2017, 4pm EST/EDT.
Applications must be submitted online.
Please note: Application window opens on December, 9th.

Selection Process: 

The CFPC’s Aboriginal Health Working Group will recommend the recipient of this scholarship to the national Honours and Awards Committee. Applicants will be notified of results by email in July.

The scholarship will be presented at Family Medicine Forum (FMF) in Montréal, November 8-11, 2017

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