Family Medicine Resident Leadership Award

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.


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 ASA Award Ceremony will be announced and asked to stand to be acknowledged.

Watch for the Application upload during Family Doctor Week, November 6-11