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Family Medicine Sponsorship Program

The Family Medicine Sponsorship Program provides funding for selected medical students pursuing Family Medicine. The funds will be paid directly to the students in the form of stipends to assist with their medical education expenses.  A contract will be signed requiring the student to complete a Return-in-Service commitment to Prince Edward Island to work in the area of greatest need at the completion of their training.

2016 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

1. What is the Family Medicine Sponsorship Program?

It is a program of the Department of Health and Wellness designed to support proactive physician succession planning. Funds are paid directly to the students in the form of yearly stipends to assist with their medical education expenses.

2. Who is eligible for the program?

Students enrolled in a recognized Canadian Medical School who have completed their second or third year, and who are interested in pursuing a career in Family Medicine, can apply to the program through a competitive application process. 

3. What is the deadline for applications?

June 30, 2016

4. When can I apply?

Applications are now being received for the Family Medicine Sponsorship Program.  Application Form

5. How do I apply?

Complete the application and submit with all supporting documentation to the address found at the bottom of the application.

6. What is required to apply for the Program?

To apply for this program the following documentation is required:

  • a completed application form along with a copy of a current curriculum vitae.
  • a transcript of marks from all years of medical school training to date.
  • three letters of reference from clinical preceptors and/or medical school professors.
  • an essay (3 - 5 pages double spaced) identifying why you should be chosen to participate in the PEI Family Medicine Sponsorship Program and what you would bring to the province as a new physician practicing in rural PEI.


7. If successful, what will I receive as a 2nd year medical student and what will be my commitment?

  • $10,000 stipend upon signing contract
  • $40,000 stipend during 3rd year of Medical School
  • $40,000 stipend during 4th year of Medical School
  • $10,000 stipend during 1st year of Residency Training
  • $10,000 stipend during 2nd year of Residency Training


Total funding $110,000

Return-in-service commitment: 5 years in an area of greatest need, which will be determined by Department of Health & Wellness and Health PEI, upon completion of residency training.

8. What will I receive as a 3rd year medical student and what will be my commitment?

  • $20,000 stipend upon signing contract
  • $40,000 stipend during 4th year of Medical School
  • $10,000 stipend during 1st year of Residency Training
  • $10,000 stipend during 1st year of Residency Training


Total funding: $80,000

Return-in-service commitment: 4 years in an area of greatest need which will be determined by Department of Health & Wellness and Health PEI, upon completion of residency training.

These stipends are based on the average cost of tuition, fees and living expenses at Canadian medical schools. The funds are to help offset education expenses.

9. Will I be notified if my application has been received?

Yes, by email.

10. How will the successful applicants be selected?

By a board of three evaluators.

11. When will I know if I have been selected?

On or before August 19, 2016

12. Will I be notified if I have not been successful?

Yes, by email.

13. If I am a successful applicant, when will I receive my first installment?

The first installment will be granted upon the signing of the contract. The second installment will be submitted to the student upon receiving confirmation of enrollment for the medical school year. 

14. If I should change my mind during Medical School training and not choose family medicine, what will be required of me?

You must notify the Recruitment and Retention Secretariat of your change in plans and you will be required to return the funds plus interest as per the return-in-service contract.

15. If I should decide not to return to PEI upon completion of my residency training to fulfill my return-in-service commitment, what will be required of me?

You must notify the Recruitment and Retention Secretariat of your change in plans and you will be required to return the funds plus interest as per the return-in-service contract.


16. How will it be determined by the Department of Health and Wellness where I will be working upon completion of my training?

The Department of Health and Wellness will consult with Health PEI and the area of greatest need will be identified at that time.

Address:



Tel:
Fax:
Department of Health and Wellness
Recruitment and Retention Secretariat
16 Fitzroy Street, 3rd Floor Sullivan Bldg., PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
(902) 620.3874 or (902) 620.3760
(902) 620.3875

 

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