Mimi Divinsky Narrative Writing Prize 2019

The application window is now open, and we are looking for submissions for the Mimi Divinsky Award for History and Narrative in Family Medicine, which recognizes the best submitted narrative account of experiences in family medicine. The award is named in memory of Dr Mimi Divinsky for her role as a pioneer in narrative medicine in Canada.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The award is open to College of Family Physicians of Canada members in good standing, family medicine residents, or medical students. Stories must be 1200 words or less and may be submitted in English or French. Submissions should reflect the annual theme, which for 2019 is TEACHING.

VALUE: The Mimi Divinsky Award for History and Narrative in Family Medicine will be presented at the Awards Gala during Family Medicine Forum 2019, which takes place in Vancouver, BC, from October 30 to November 2. All submitted stories will be available publicly at www.cfpc.ca/stories. The award-winning story will also be published in Canadian Family Physician.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must be submitted online by 4:00 PM (ET) on March 1, 2019.

For more information and to submit your story, please visit fafm.cfpc.ca/h-a/awards-of-recognition.

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