Takeda created the Family Medicine Scholarship in partnership with the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) as a result of a Takeda-sponsored forum, “the Family Physician Check-Up,” hosted by the OCFP in September 2003, to address the critical issue of family doctor supply in Canada
Why we created this scholarship
Family physician supply is a concern that permeates the entire medical community and many different specialties. Family doctors are the cornerstone of our health care system – they are the gatekeepers of all patients – and supporting their work is important to us.
Supporting homegrown family physicians
As of November 2011, the Family Medicine Scholarship has recognized 38 of the best medical students who are pursuing family medicine in Ontario. In 2010, we renewed our commitment to the scholarship for another five years.