Awards

It’s Time to Submit Your Awards Nominations!

Nominations for CAFP Foundation awards are due February 1, 2017.  Who will be the next Educator or Researcher of the Year?  Nominations are accepted from individuals, chapters, residency programs, Family Medicine Interest Groups and others.  The process is easy – click here to download the nomination form. Complete the form; add a photo, CV, a few letters of support and submit the package to Shelly Rodrigues.  Questions?  Call Shelly at 415-345-8667.

This award recognizes educational excellence in the field of family medicine.  The Barbara Harris Award was established in 1984 to honor the late Ms. Harris, a former Executive Director.  The award was renamed, with an enhanced focus, in 1996.  The Award for Educational Excellence in Honor of Barbara Harris highlights achievements in education, a field very important to Ms. Harris.

One individual will be honored annually with this award.  The award is presented to an individual working in California who demonstrates excellence in advances in education in the field of family medicine; family medicine teaching in medical schools, residency programs and/or post-graduate CME.  The recipient should also be actively engaged in CAFP educational initiatives, from clinical to practice transformation to advocacy.

Our research recognition award will identify one individual who exemplifies excellence in family medicine research through their own studies, or through efforts to promote and support research in family medicine.  Recognizing such an individual sets a standard of excellence and provides a positive and inspiring example for others to follow.

One individual will be honored annually with this award, assuming qualified nominees are received.  The award is presented to an individual working in California with a proven record of supporting and promoting research in family medicine, encouragement and motivation to others to become researchers and participation in family medicine research.

A fully integrated recognition program moves the donor along a path of heightened awareness and involvement.  Our premier recognition program is the identification of one individual (or couple) who exemplifies the spirit of philanthropy through extraordinary support of family medicine.  Recognizing such an individual (or couple) sets a standard of excellence and provides a positive and inspiring example for others to follow.

One individual (or couple) will be honored annually with this award of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, state and/or national level.

In 2010, the CAFP Foundation bestowed its first Resident of the Year Award to a resident who represents the finest characteristics of family medicine, including a commitment to leadership, communication, mentorship and advocacy. The winner of this award is selected by the CAFP Foundation, with input from the Medical Student and Resident Affairs Committee based on nominations presented by the Medical Student and Resident Leadership Councils.

In 2013, the CAFP Foundation founded the Preceptor of the Year award to celebrate the many family physicians who take medical students and residents into their practices, and into their lives.  This award honors more than the “rotation” encounter; it celebrates the time and commitment our preceptors and mentor give to the future of our specialty.

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