The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is currently accepting nominations for the first AFMC – Gold Humanism Award and Lecture, which was established in 2018. The deadline for applications is September 28, 2018.
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanistic Healthcare Canada (APGFC)/ Fondation Gold (Canada) – Humanisation des soins de santé.
Open to physicians, nurses and other members of the healthcare team who practice in Canada or practitioners and researchers in health professions education in Canada, the award acknowledges the ideals of humanism and patient-centered care within the Canadian healthcare community. Individuals who demonstrate the qualities of a caring and compassionate teacher, mentor and healthcare provider may exemplify these by teaching ethics, empathy, and service by example.
Nominations may be made by any faculty member or member of the healthcare team. Nominators must submit a maximum 1,000-word letter attesting to the characteristics in the selection criteria. Nominations must be accompanied by an abbreviated CV, two supporting letters from peers and other relevant documentation as required to meet the criteria above. Please visit the Nominating Guidelines at the AFMC website for more details regarding the nomination process.
Nominations must include:
- Evidence of the ideals of humanism and patient-centered care within the healthcare community in Canada;
- Evidence of the qualities of a caring and compassionate teacher, mentor and healthcare provider and the desirable personal qualities necessary to the practice of patient-centered medicine by teaching ethics, empathy, and service by example;
- Evidence of being a role model of a caring, compassionate, and collaborative health professional, who supports a humanistic learning environment, and is a positive reinforcement to prospective health professionals of the desirability of such qualities in the healthcare provider-patient relationship.
To apply and learn more, please visit the AFMC page on the AFMC-Gold Humanism Award and Lecture and complete the Award Nomination Form. The deadline for nominations is September 28, 2018.