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The Lynn and Joan Carmichael STFM Recognition Award

The Lynn and Joan Carmichael STFM Recognition Award honors an STFM member or nonmember for outstanding leadership in advancing family medicine as a discipline. The nominee's achievements and activities should be clearly recognized as enhancing or supporting family medicine education by improving resources available for its support, by defense or support of its objectives, or by other notable service to the discipline. Such achievements should have had significance at a national level.

Nomination Criteria

In screening nominations, the Communications Committee will rank candidates according to their achievements and activities that have

  • supported STFM aims and principles, 
  • advanced family medicine as a discipline, and
  • had national impact on family medicine education.

Nominations Requirements

  • A nominator who is an STFM member
  • A statement from the nominator citing the nominee's accomplishments and activities that warrant consideration for the STFM award
  • Up to three additional letters of support from both the nominee's home institution (or agency) and from a regional or nationally placed reference, addressing the nominee's national or regional contribution to family medicine
  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee

The STFM Communications Committee will screen the nominations, and the STFM Board of Directors will make the final selections. Recipients for this award will be honored during STFM's Annual Spring Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from April 27-May 1, 2019. The award winner will receive travel support up to $2,000, a commemorative award, and complimentary registration to the STFM Annual Spring Conference. 

Complete nomination form and compile nomination requirements send electronically to by October 15, 2018.


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