Residents Scholarship Award

PBSG Family Medicine Residents Scholarship Award

Award Information

The PBSG (Practice Based Small Group) Family Medicine Residents Scholarship Award is to recognize an outstanding scholarly project by FM Resident(s) through Research, Quality Improvement or Education Scholarship in the area of Residency small group learning.

Projects that align with the goal of the PBSG Residency program: to inform and support the family physician-in-training through peer small group learning, using evidence based educational principles and materials to promote lifelong integration of knowledge into practice and reflection on learning will be favoured. Potential projects could explore ideas such as the use of social media in small group learning, alternative delivery methods for PBSG, or creation of a tool to enhance Residency PBSG.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be Family Medicine Residents currently enrolled in a Canadian Family Medicine Residency or Enhanced Skills training program or have graduated within the current academic year.

Judging criteria:

Projects will be judged based on the following criteria: originality, innovation, and contribution to scholarship around small group learning in residency. Although not required, integrating elements of the Residency PBSG Program is an asset.


One award that meets the criteria will be presented each year in the amount of $500.

Application process:

The application window opens on April 15, 2022.

Applications must be completed and sent in by June 30, 2022 to

Click here for the application form. 

Notification of results will take place by email in early September 2022.

For more information please contact:

Carole Dermody, Program Administrator at

Year of Award





Dr. Melody Ng 
(University of Toronto)

Dr. Liam Crummey
(University of Toronto) 

Dr. Kristen Timm
(University of Alberta)