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Dr. Philip Sunohara Memorial Surgical Scholarship

The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation will be awarding scholarships up to $15,000 to assist physicians in their pursuit of surgical specialist education and training. The committee will award these scholarships to physicians engaged in a specialist field, who upon completion of their training will practice within Alberta Health Services.

Applications will be prioritized based on the following field of study:

  1. Orthopaedics and orthopaedic sub specialties,
  2. General Surgery,
  3. Other surgical fields in the areas listed below will be prioritized based on the region’s identified specialist need. These areas include but not limited to:
    1.  Urology
    2. Ophthalmology
    3. Gynaecology
    4. Plastics
    5. Ear, Nose and Throat
  4. General Practitioner Surgery
  5. Anesthesia
  6. General Practitioner Anesthesia


  •   Fulfill an identified need within Alberta Health Services;
  •   Be prepared to sign a return for service agreement with Alberta Health Services for one year,
    • if the region does not have a need for the applicant upon completion of their program, the return for service agreement may be waived;
  •   Demonstrate commitment and dedication to his/her work and education;
  •   Be a high performer;
  •   Show growth potential in the chosen specialty;
  •   Provide a detailed budget to identify financial need;

Application, cover letter, resume, 2 letters of reference, curriculum or course outline and any supporting documents (grades) which should set out how the candidate meets the above criteria must be submitted by April 30, 2020, to the address below. Click here to download an application: Dr. Phil Sunohara Memorial Surgical Scholarship Fund Application