The 2024 nomination period ran from January 11 to March 18 at 10am and is now closed. Thank you to all those who took the time to recognize their incredible family medicine colleague!

The recipient of this year’s First Five Years Award will be announced in May.

The annual First Five Years of Practice Award is designed to recognize an exceptional family physician in the early stage of their career.


The successful recipient is someone who:

  • Practises in comprehensive longitudinal family practice or works in an area that supports and values comprehensive, longitudinal family practice
  • Actively demonstrates the value of physician wellness
  • A BCCFP member

The successful nominee may also demonstrate active involvement in or commitment to any of the following:

  • Leadership – such as committee membership at a local, provincial or national level
  • Community involvement, including volunteerism, activism, advocacy
  • Research or quality improvement
  • Teaching – this may be formal or informal and can include teaching patients, learners or colleagues
  • Policy development