Awards of Excellence

Awards of Excellence

Resident Doctors of BC

Three awards are given each year to outstanding individuals in the field of medicine. Recipients receive an awards ceremony in their honour, commemoration on a wall plaque in the Resident Doctors of BC office, a personal commemorative award, and a $1000 donation to the charity/charities of their choice.

2016 Awards of Excellence

Star award on light blue background

DR. JOSHUA GURBERG, an otolaryngology resident, is recognized by his fellow residents as being an enthusiastic, consistent, and reliable champion of resident wellness, professional development, and continuing education. He is seen by his peers as a leader, mentor, advocate, teacher, and friend. He is active on the UBC Resident Wellness Committee, a Program Representative for Resident Doctors of BC’s Council of Program Representatives, and a member of the Residency Training Committee He regularly organizes social events for his program. Dr. Gurberg has successfully advocated for beneficial changes to the program’s call stipends, and for medical and mental support for his peers when they needed it.


AWARD OF MERIT

The Award of Merit recognizes a Resident whose outstanding achievements and/or leadership reflect the aims and objectives of Resident Doctors of BC. The award is presented annually to a resident who has shown outstanding initiative in one of the following areas:

  • Resident Health and Well-being
  • Promotion of the role of Residents in the health care system
  • Advocacy and representation of Residents leading to improved work or learning environments
Star award on light blue background

DR. KEVIN CLARK is the Assistant Program Director of the Kelowna Emergency Medicine program. He has demonstrated an outstanding proficiency in bedside and didactic teaching and assessment. He introduced a simulation-based approach called “in-situ,” which brings the simulation out of the lab into the trauma bay where residents can learn in a realistic environment alongside nurses and allied health professionals. He also introduced direct observation shifts, which provides residents with detailed in-depth assessment, constructive criticism, and personalized coaching. He has a reputation for his strong clinical acumen, and his motivational and innovative approach to teaching.


DR. PATRICIA CLUGSTON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

The Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award For Excellence in Teaching recognizes a physician clinical educator for his or her contributions to Residents’ medical education. The recipient will have created a safe learning environment that encourages self-inquiry, supports adult learning, and fosters within learners a desire to achieve their highest potential.

The award is presented annually to a physician who has shown outstanding initiative in the following areas:

  • Bedside teaching
  • Didactic teaching
  • Assessment
Star award on light blue background

DR. PETER GEE is the Site Director for Family Medicine in Strathcona and a GP in Courtney. In a fairly new site, Dr. Gee has been an advocate for residents since the beginning, offering them the flexibility and support necessary to ensure they are leading happy and healthy lives. He is approachable when residents have concerns, and devises solutions that are appropriate and timely. He attention to his residents has resulted in a high level of retention of rural residents.


RESIDENTS’ ADVOCATE AWARD

The Residents’ Advocate Award recognizes an individual who displays a significant interest in issues of importance to Residents. The award is presented annually to a person who advocates for the personal professional or educational advancement or residents

Previous Awards of Excellence Winnners

  • 2015 Awards of Excellence

    Award of Merit
    Dr. Meghan Ho,
    an internal medicine resident, advocated for a program to improve the training that junior residents receive so that the transition to senior resident is smoother. This included advocating for a formal session in the Academic Half-Day curriculum and presenting the session twice to educate junior residents about the senior role. This advocacy work resulted in the “transition program” becoming a formal part of the internal medicine residency program with the full support of program administration.

    Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi is the Program Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the resident Site Director at Royal Columbian Hospital. His nominators noted he is an excellent teacher who is calm and encouraging when teaching integral skills, and he is always looking for innovative and effective ways for residents to learn. Additionally, he is timely and effective in his feedback, with bi-annual fireside chats that not only highlight strength, but suggest improvements.

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Andrew Campbell is the Program Director of Cardiac Surgery and a staff congenital cardiac surgeon at BC Childen’s Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital. He has been an advocate for both resident education and well-being. He has advocated for simulation training for residents since becoming Program Director five years ago. The simulations he developed have provided residents with invaluable experience to practice emergency scenarios and complex situations in a low-risk environment. He is a staunch ally of resident well-being and provides support on a personal level by sharing meals with residents, accommodating illness and family needs, and adding physical health into academic sessions to promoting personal well-being.

  • 2014 Awards of Excellence

    Award of Merit
    Dr. Heather O’Donnell
    Ophthalmology

    Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Joseph Haegert
    Emergency Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. William Gourlay
    Urology, Program Director

  • 2013 Awards of Excellence

    Award of Merit
    Dr. Megan Kilvert
    Pediatrics

    Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Michelle Linekin
    Family Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Katherine Beadon
    Neurology

  • 2012 Awards of Excellence

    Award of Merit
    Dr. Alan Bates
    Psychiatry

    Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Rajiv Reebye
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Clinical Assistant Professor

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Tina Chanchlani
    Family Medicine – Prince George

  • 2011 Awards of Excellence

    Award of Merit
    Dr. Mark Masterson
    Anesthesiology

    Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Jonathan Fleming
    Psychiatry, Associate Head of Education

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Aisling O’Gorman
    Pediatrics

  • 2010 Awards of Excellence

    Award of Merit
    Dr. Alex Anawati
    Family Medicine

    Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Philip Teal
    Neurology Faculty Member

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Syed Morad Hameed
    General Surgery Program Director

  • 2009 Awards of Excellence

    Award of Merit
    Dr. Joanna Oda
    Community Medicine

    Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Robin Love
    Family Practice,  Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Steve Beerman
    Family Practice, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

  • 2007/2008 Awards of Excellence

    Award of Merit
    Dr. Tracy Scott
    General Surgery, Vancouver Hospital

    Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Hamed Umedaly
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vancouver Hospital

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Alexandra Tcheremenska-Greenhill
    BC Medical Association

  • 2006 Awards of Excellence

    Award of Merit
    Dr. Shelter Lee
    Family Medicine – Chilliwack

    Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Theo Van Rijn
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Vancouver Acute

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Eric Yoshida
    Division of Gastroenterology, UBC

  • 2005 Awards of Excellence

    Award of Merit
    Dr. Richard Currie
    UBC Rural Family Medicine

    Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Ramesh Lokanthan
    General Surgery / Vascular Surgery, Prince George

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Carl Whiteside
    UBC Rural Family Medicine

  • 2004 Awards of Excellence

    Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Jane Buxton
    Community Medicine, Vancouver

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Richard Klasa
    Medical Oncology, BC Cancer Agency

  • 2003 Awards of Excellence

    Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Peter Tsang
    Hematology, Vancouver Hospital

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Eric Webber
    General Surgery, Vancouver Hospital

  • 2002 Awards of Excellence

    Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Patricia Clugston
    Plastic Surgery, Vancouver Hospital, UBC Site

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Kristin Sivertz (Co-recipient)
    Psychiatry, Vancouver Hospital

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Kamal Rungta (Co-recipient)
    Psychiatry, Vancouver Hospital

  • 2001 Awards of Excellence

    Award for Excellence in Teaching

    Dr. Ken Gin
    Department of Cardiology, Vancouver Hospital

  • 2000 Awards of Excellence

    Award for Excellence in Teaching

    Dr. Joseph Connors
    Department of Medical Oncology, B.C. Cancer Agency

    Residents’ Advocate Award
    Dr. Dr. Galt Wilson
    Family Practice, Prince George Site

  • 1984 - 1999 Award for Excellence in Teaching

    1999 – Dr. Jeff Beckman, Neurology – Vancouver Hospital


    1999 – Dr. Richard Crawford, Pathology/Dermatology – St. Paul’s Hospital


    1998 – Dr. Michael Bebbington, Maternal Fetal Medicine, BC Women’s Hospital


    1998 – Dr. Zenon Cieslak, Pediatrician, Royal Columbian Hospital


    1996 – Dr. P. Terry Phang, General Surgeon, St. Paul’s Hospital


    1995 – Dr. Hugh Chaun, Gastroenterologist, St. Paul’s Hospital


    1994 – Dr. Howard Stein, Rheumatologist, St. Paul’s Hospital


    1993 – Dr. Karen Gelmon, Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency


    1993 – Dr. Barry Kassen, Internist, Vancouver General Hospital


    1992 – Dr. James Stockdill, Family Practitioner, Greater Victoria Hospital Society


    1991 – Dr. Graham C. Pate, Orthopedic Surgeon, Royal Columbian Hospital


    1990 – Dr. Penny Ballem, Hematologist, Grace Hospital


    1989 – Dr. David Burdge, Internist, University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site


    1988 – Dr. F. Wilt, Psychiatrist, UBC Hospital


    1987 – Dr. J. Ruedy, Internist, St. Paul’s Hospital


    1986 – Dr. V. Huckell, Cardiologist, Vancouver General Hospital


    1985 – Dr. H. Nichol, Child Psychiatrist, Vancouver General Hospital


    1984 – Dr. S. C. Naiman, Hematopathologist, Vancouver General Hospital