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Dr. Keith Johnston Scholarship in Family Medicine

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Applications are invited for the 2013 Dr. Keith Johnston Scholarship in Family Medicine.

The Citywide Department of Family Medicine will consider applications for the scholarship from any family physician in Southwestern Ontario. The recipient will receive a scholarship in an amount not to exceed $3000.00 and commemorative certificate at Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine which will be held at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre in London on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

Applications for the scholarship will be received by Sheena Blasing, Administrative Assistant, Citywide Departmen of Family Medicine, until Friday, April 19, 2013, at the following address:

Citywide Department of Family Medicine
St. Joseph's Health Care London
268 Grosvenor Street, Room B4-048
P.O. Box 5777
London, Ontario
N6A 4V2


In 1995 Victoria Hospital's Department of Family Medicine established a postgraduate training scholarship for Department members wishing to pursue a program of professional development with London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).

The Scholarship is named for the late Dr. Keith Johnston in recognition of his service to LHSC (previously Victoria Hospital) where he was a widely respected Chief of Family Medicine for many years.

The Dr. Keith Johnston Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis. The recipient will receive a scholarship in an amount not to exceed $3000.00. It is intended to defray a worthy family physician's expenses in completing a personal program of professional development for the duration of three or more working days. The program may include activities that are primarily education or research in nature.

Any family physician in Southwestern Ontario is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applications are solicited annually and the successful applicant will be expected to fulfill the terms of the scholarship between the 1st of July in the year of the award and the 30th of June the following year. Monies attached to the scholarship will be paid upon the submission of (1) proof of completion of the education or research activity, and (2) appropriate receipts to the Citywide Department of Family Medicine.

The Citywide Department of Family Medicine Site Chiefs Committee will be the selection committee. Applications must be in writing and must contain a description of the applicant's educational objectives, a proposed program and letter(s) of acceptance from the appropriate London Health Sciences Centre or St. Joseph's Health Care London Chief of Department, mentor or supervisor of the professional development being undertaken and estimated cost.

Recipients of the scholarship will provide a letter documenting a summary of their activities and how it influenced their clinical practice, teaching and/or research.