Hogg Family Practice Legacy Fund
Application Guidelines

About the Foundation

Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation is a BC non-profit charitable organization incorporated in November 1988, with the following mission:

We raise funds and awareness to enhance the health and wellness of our community.

About The Community

White Rock/South Surrey is a seaside community 30 minutes south of Vancouver. Part of the Fraser Health Authority, it has a vibrant group of general practitioners who provide full scope Family Practice to more than 115,000 residents. Managing acute care patients in Peace Arch Hospital, being involved with the maternity clinic, making home visits, and providing palliative care are just a few of the broad training opportunities we offer, in addition to office-based practice. The Department of Family Practice is already a teaching site for the University of British Columbia in maternity care.

Through a generous bursary program we are able to provide Family Practice residents funding to complete elective rotations in White Rock/South Surrey.

About DR. ALLAN HOGG

Dr. Allan Hogg was a leader in family medicine in the White Rock/South Surrey area and was instrumental in spearheading the construction of the first White Rock Hospital. Dr. Hogg went on to deliver some of the first babies born in the Hospital in 1954 and continued on to deliver more than 1,100 babies during his many years of caring for families in the community.

With the support of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, this endowment was established to honour and to further Dr. Hogg’s passion for Family Practice medicine in the White Rock/South Surrey area.

GRANT OBJECTIVES

Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation (“the Foundation”), in conjunction with medical team leaders of Peace Arch Hospital and the family of the late Dr. Al Hogg, have established the Dr. Al Hogg Family Practice Legacy Fund.

The Dr. Al Hogg Family Practice Legacy Fund provides an annual bursary to a Family Practice resident in their second year in a Canadian Family Practice Residency Program, who is doing an elective rotation at a Family Practice in White Rock/South Surrey. Applicants may be in their first year when applying for the bursary. The bursary supports the introduction of a new physician to our community through a rotation (arranged by the applicant) in one of the local Family Practices.

FUNDING

The total funding available will be calculated on an annual basis, based on a five-year rolling average rate of return of the principle of the fund. The number of bursaries available in any given year will depend upon the confirmed funding amount, and the number of applications received. The maximum value of any individual bursary will not exceed $3,000. The amount of the bursary awarded is determined by the bursary advisory committee; each application is assessed separately. The amount awarded may be dependent upon the length of the practicum, the applicant's travel requirements, and other factors.

APPLICANT CRITERIA

The bursary grants are available to applicants who are in a second year Family Practice Residency Program at a Canadian medical school and who are considering practicing family medicine in a community setting, particularly the White Rock/South Surrey area. Applicants may be in their first year of residency when applying for the bursary. Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum four to 12-week practicum (or equivalent – allowing for longitudinal rotations) with work in both a Family Practice office and Peace Arch Hospital. It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange the preceptorship/practicum (the Foundation and the White Rock/South Surrey Division of Family Practice may be able to provide guidance). The preceptor work arrangement will be set up and confirmed by the applicant prior to the final decision on the applicant's bursary application however; an application may be considered while the applicant is confirming his/her preceptor assignment. Any licensing requirements and membership fees (ex. Canadian Medical Protection Association) is the responsibility of the applicant. 

The Foundation’s Board of Directors may review and/or revise the criteria with each call for bursary applications. Bursary proposals are reviewed by the Foundation’s Dr. Al Hogg Family Practice Legacy Fund Bursary Committee. The Committee’s role is to review the applications received and to make a recommendation as to bursary recipient(s) to the Foundation’s Board of Directors for approval.

The call for bursary applications will be circulated to:

  • Department of Family Practice at UBC Vancouver
  • Other Family Practice programs
  • Recognized Canadian medical schools with Family Practice programs

The following are the criteria for bursary awards*:

  • Enrolled in second year in Family Practice residency
  • Interest in practicing in a community setting, such as White Rock/South Surrey
  • Interest in full spectrum Family Practice with hospital involvement
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of four to 12-week practicum period (or equivalent to allow for longitudinal rotations)

*Applicants may be in their first year of residency when applying for the bursary for the second year rotation.

ADJUDICATION PROCESS

Proposals will be evaluated by the Bursary Committee based on the bursary criteria. The Committee will review the applications and make recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Directors for approval. The successful applicant(s) will be chosen by the committee members, based on the funding criteria and, if required, an interview with the Committee. The selected applicant(s) will then be recommended to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for approval. The bursary winner(s) may be announced at a medical staff meeting.

Members of the Bursary Committee include:

  • The Head of Department of Family Practice for Peace Arch Hospital or designate
  • Executive Director of Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation
  • Medical Representative on the Foundation Board
  • President, Medical Staff
  • Members of the Division of Family Practice

Upon receiving approval from the Foundation's Board of Directors, successful applicants will be provided written notice of their bursary. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Online applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the calendar year. Submitted proposals should be in accordance with the funding criteria of the Dr. Al Hogg Family Practice Legacy Fund. All supportive documentation may be attached to the online application, or emailed directly to Ashley Hadland

Successful applicants will be advised in writing by the Foundation. Funding of any bursary is at the complete discretion of Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation. Application material becomes the property of Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation.

Application Conditions

Applicants agree that all decisions by Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation’s Bursary Committee and Board of Directors are final. Neither the members of the Bursary Committee, nor the members of Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation will enter into any discussion about the reasons for approval or disapproval of any application, nor release any material related to the review process.

Approval is made on the basis of the proposal submitted herein. Incomplete or unsigned applications are automatically disqualified. In the event of incomplete disclosure above, or if any material change occurs after an application has been submitted, Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation reserves the right to nullify any funding commitment made.

Any promotional or marketing materials produced in respect to a bursary grant that includes reference to Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation, must be approved in advance by the Foundation.

The Foundation supports and welcomes recognition of the bursaries awarded. Successful recipients may be required to attend a recognition event at the request of the Foundation.

RESPONSIBILITY OF FUND RECIPIENTS

Bursary approval is made on the basis of the proposals submitted. Successful recipients are expected to spend the awarded funds in accordance with the stated objectives of their application. Should a recipient be unable to fulfill the funding criteria after being awarded the bursary, the recipient must return to the Foundation any bursary funds received. Successful recipients are responsible for a ny licensing requirements and membership fees, and for confirming the preceptor work arrangement with a local (White Rock/South Surrey) family practice doctor. 

Any promotional or marketing material produced in respect to a granted bursary which includes references to Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation, must be approved in advance by the Foundation. Successful recipients may be required to attend a recognition event at the request of the Foundation.

All successful applicants are requested to submit a letter detailing their experience at Peace Arch Hospital within one year of receiving funds. This will include details on the general use of funds. Failure to comply may jeopardize consideration of future applications.

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