Financial Support

Dr. Georges Lachapelle Scholarship

Awarded to a francophone Quebec student studying full-time or part-time at the graduate or postgraduate level in Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario, as selected by the Department of Family Medicine. This scholarship was established through Foundation Western by Dr. Georges Lachapelle (MD '45).

Martin J. Bass Scholarship/Bursary

Awarded annually to part-time or full-time graduate students in the Masters of Clinical Science Program offered by the Department of Family Medicine who have their Family Practice Certification (or equivalent certification from another country), have a minimum B average or equivalent, and demonstrate the greatest financial need. Selection will be made by the Director of Graduate Studies in Family Medicine in consultation with a committee. These awards have been made possible by a generous contribution from the Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation in honor of the late Dr. Martin J. Bass (MSc '76). Students must also meet OSOTF guidelines and regulations to qualify for this award.

Dr. J. F. Sangster Graduate Studies Family Medicine Award

Awarded annually to outstanding part-time or full-time graduate students who have completed the first year of the Master of Clinical Science program in Family Medicine. To be eligible, candidates must have a Family Practice Certification and at least 5 years of Family Medicine practice experience.

Applications are available online through the Graduate Program Office in Family Medicine and must be submitted by May 1st. The Graduate Program in Family Medicine will select the recipients.

This award was established by Dr. John F. Sangster (MClSc ’84, MD ’67).  Dr. Sangster's vision is that this award will contribute to the preservation of comprehensive Family Medicine in clinical practice and support research within the Graduate Studies Program.

Dr. Wm. Victor Johnston Award

Awarded annually to a Masters or Doctoral graduate student in Family Medicine, based on academic achievement and research merit. 

Applications are available online through the Graduate Program Office in Family Medicine. The recipient will be selected by the Graduate Award Committee in Family Medicine.

This award was established by a generous estate gift from Greta May Johnston in honour of her husband, Dr. Wm. Victor Johnston (LLD '66).

One important advantage of the part-time distance education format is the opportunity to continue to work while participating in the program. This results in greatly reduced costs for the graduate student and provides opportunities to apply what they are learning on a day-to-day basis.