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  • Released May 5, 2015

    Five physicians from The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) recently received recognition for their contributions to the University of Toronto’s (U of T) Faculty of Medicine.

    U of T Faculty of Medicine Awards
    Established in 2012, the Integrated Medical Education Award for Excellence in Community-Based Teaching recognizes two exemplary faculty members on an annual basis for their teaching skills, ability to stimulate critical thinking among learners, and commitment to educational enhancement.

    This year’s recipients of this prestigious award include TSH’s Dr. Michael (Mike) Ward for his contributions to learner development in Family Medicine.

    A Special Commendation has also been announced to recognize TSH’s Dr. Dov Soberman for providing exemplary mentorship to learners in the Emergency Department at TSH’s Birchmount campus.

    Dr. Ward and Dr. Soberman will receive their awards on May 12, 2015 during the Faculty of Medicine’s 13th Annual Education Achievement Celebration hosted in the university’s Hart House located at the St. George campus.

    U of T Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) Awards
    Selected from a pool of nominees put forward by their peers across 13 Family Medicine Residency Program sites that include The Scarborough Hospital, DFCM Achievement Awards recognize faculty members and medical residents for excellence in the program. A selection committee, responsible for evaluating each submission on award subcategory-specific criteria, shortlisted the nominees to a total of six faculty and nine medical resident awards.

    TSH’s recipients of the U of T DFCM Faculty Achievement Award include:

    • New Teacher Award in the Clinical Teaching Category – Dr. Susanna Fung
    • Program Leadership Award in the Educational Achievement Award Category – Dr. Jennifer McDonald
    • Innovation in Education Award in the Educational Achievement Category – Dr. Michael (Mike) Ward

    TSH’s recipient of the U of T DFCM Resident Achievement Award includes:

    • Clinical Excellence – Dr. Caroline Chan

    Achievement awards were handed out during the Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Conference last Thursday at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. In addition to the award recipients, nine other TSH physicians were nominated for excellence in their fields.

    “Being acknowledged by your peers in the U of T’s Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Family and Community Medicine is of the highest honour,” said Dr. Larry Erlick, Chief of Family Practice and Community Medicine at TSH. “While being recognized for excellence in teaching and in clinical operations exemplifies the high quality of medical talent we foster at TSH.”

    “We are proud to host U of T’s Family Medicine Residency Program at The Scarborough Hospital to showcase our commitment to advancing the medical profession,” said Dr. Tom Chan, Chief of Medical Staff at TSH. “It is one way that we provide high quality care to meet the needs of our diverse community now and into the future.”

    About the Family Medicine Residency Program at The Scarborough Hospital

    The Family Medicine Residency Program at The Scarborough Hospital is a learner-centred program offering both urban and rural preceptor experiences. During a two-year rotational program, medical residents receive one-on-one teaching in Family Medicine, reinforced through core rotations in nine other family medicine focused subspecialties. The Family Medicine Residency Program at The Scarborough Hospital offers medical residents a community-based experience with an emphasis on real-world, hands-on clinical training.

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