The W. Dale Dauphinee Fellowship is intended to advance the vision of the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) by supporting medical educators to enhance their knowledge and skills in physician assessment. The fellowship will enable the recipient to visit and work with leaders in assessment to study or gain experience in the application of new knowledge or techniques or to further their pursuit of a project related to the assessment of physician knowledge, skills, behaviours, and attitudes relevant to the effective practice of medicine. Recipients are expected to outline a plan for how the skills and knowledge gained throughout this Fellowship will benefit Canadian medical education on a national level. A plan for the dissemination of these skills and knowledge should be included in the application.
Applicants must hold a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC). Applicants must also be members of a Canadian faculty of medicine who have received either dedicated protected time or formal leave from their dean in order to pursue further studies in assessment for medical education, certification, continuing professional competency or psychometrics, or to pursue a formal graduate program in education. Applicants must reside in Canada or must be returning to a faculty position at a Canadian faculty of medicine.
The selection will be decided through a peer-review process managed by the MCC’s Research and Development (R&D) Committee. The selection is based on the overall merit of the application and the way in which the proposal meets the described objects. Specifically, the Committee will assess the following:
Up to one fellowship, valued at $25,000, will be offered annually.
The duration of the fellowship will normally be for one year. An amount equivalent to half the fellowship will be given at the beginning of the study period and the remainder upon receipt of the final report at the end of the fellowship. The award can be used to supplement financial assistance granted from other sources. Consideration may be given to requests to take the fellowship in two six-month periods.
The application submission closing date will be May 1 of each calendar year. Ideally, awards should begin the same year as the application. The fellowship can be disbursed over two calendar years to match a particular study program.
Applications should be addressed to:
Chair, Research and Development Committee
c/o Ms. Lauren Copp
Medical Council of Canada
2283 St. Laurent Blvd., Suite 100
Ottawa, ON K1G 5A2