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.
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.
Who is eligible for the program?
Students enrolled in a recognized Canadian Medical School who have completed their second year, and who are interested in pursuing a career in Family Medicine, can apply to the program through a competitive application process. Preference will be given to Prince Edward Island residents.
What is the deadline for applications?
August 31, 2018
When can I apply?
Applications are now being received for the Family Medicine Sponsorship Program.
How do I apply?
Complete the application form and scan and submit all supporting documentation to the email address found at the bottom of the application.
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;
- an official 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.
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.
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.
Will I be notified if my application has been received?
Yes, by email.
How will the successful applicants be selected?
By a board of three evaluators.
When will I know if I have been selected?
On or before September 21, 2018
Will I be notified if I have not been successful?
Yes, by email.
If I am a successful applicant, when will I receive my first instalment?
The first instalment will be granted upon the signing of the contract. The second and third instalments will be submitted to the student upon receiving confirmation of enrolment for each medical school year.
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 (email@example.com) of your change in plans and you will be required to return the funds plus interest as per the return-in-service contract.
If I should decide not to return to PEI upon completion of my residency training to fulfil 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.
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.
Department of Health and Wellness