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Congratulations to our Director, Dr. Yvonne Steinert, who was awarded the 2014 AFMC President’s Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine. This award recognizes excellence for national leadership in academic medicine.

Dr. Yvonne Steinert is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Family Medicine at McGill. She is also the Director of McGill’s Centre for Medical Education and holds the Richard and Sylvia Cruess Chair in Medical Education. Her educational interests relate to teaching and learning in medicine, the impact of faculty development on the individual and the organization, and the continuing professional development of faculty members.

The award will be presented during a ceremony as part of the 2014 Canadian Conference on Medical Education on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa.

To learn more about the AFMC awards, click here.

[December 2013] Congratulations to Dr. Robert Sternszus, who is a recipient of the Royal College Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education for 2014. The goal of this one-year fellowship is to increase the number and quality of professionally trained medical educators in Canada by providing training in the science of medical education to selected promising candidates. The program is to help specialists acquire knowledge and skills in the field of medical education in order to develop educational programs, evaluation methods and medical education research that apply to any phase of the continuum of medical education.

[September 2013] Congratulations to Dr. Saleem Razack and colleagues for winning the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) Quebec regional award for their Admissions and McGill Multiple Mini Interview Process. This award focuses on administrative innovations using criteria of transferability, innovation, quality impact, productivity, and transformative value.

[June 2013] Congratulations to Drs. Richard and Sylvia Cruess, who are the recipients of the 2013 ASME Gold Medal (Association for the Study of Medical Education).  The ASME Gold Medal recognises outstanding contribution to medical education.

[March 2013] Congratulations to Catherine Patocka, on her two recent accomplishments; Catherine's elective research project was presented at CCME 2013, and she has been accepted into the MHPE at Maastrict University, which starts in June 2013. We wish her the best of luck!

[February 2013] Congratulations to Dr. Peter McLeod, who is the recipient of the 2013 AFMC Award for Outstanding Contribution for Faculty Development.

[January 2013] Congratulations to the recipients of the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit. Among the winners are McGill’s own Dr. Leonora Lalla (Family Medicine), Dr. Kevin Waschke (Gastroenterology), and Dr. Terry Hebert (Pharmacology). The award serves to promote, recognize and reward faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools. Well done!

[November 2012] Centre Member Dr. Kevin Waschke has been honoured with the 2013 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Young Educator Award! He has also received the Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award for the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) educational portal (ePortal). Congratulations!

[November 2012] Former medical education elective participant Dr. Elisa Ruano-Cea was honoured by the McGill University Health Centre for exceptional contributions as part of the 2012 Director General's Awards Gala and as part of the Best Care for Life program!

[November 2012] Chapeau! to Core Faculty Dr. Saleem Razack and Dr. Aliki Thomas, along with Centre Members Dr. Ronald Gottesman and Dr. David Ragsdale, who are all featured on Teaching Snapshots, brought to you by McGill Teaching and Learning Services. Visit the site here.

[November 2012] Dr. Richard and Dr. Sylvia Cruess were among McGill faculty members who were honoured in late October during a presentation ceremony of the Diamond Jubilee Medal at the Citadelle of Quebec. They were presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. To read more about it, please visit the Faculty of Medicine's electronic newsletter, Med e-News.

[November 2012] The 1st Montreal International Conference on Clinical Reasoning was planned by McGill University’s Centre for Medical Education in collaboration with the Centre de pédagogie appliqué aux sciences de la santé de l’Université de Montréal and the Collège des médecins du Québec. Core Faculty member Dr. Stuart Lubarsky and Educational Research Scientist Dr. Meredith Young were on the organizing committee. The meeting welcomed speakers and participants from around the world and took place at the Laval Campus at the Université de Montréal. Job well done everybody! Read more about the conference on Med e-News.

[November 2012] Congratulations to Core Faculty member Dr. Peter McLeod, who was honoured with the Duncan Graham Award in October at the ICRE 2012 conference. The Duncan Graham Award is issued by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada each year for recognition of outstanding contribution to medical education. Hats off!

[September 2012] Core Faculty Member Dr. Richard Cruess received the 2012 Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) Medal of Service in recognition of his outstanding and exceptional contribution to the advancement of health care in Canada. Heartfelt congratulations!

[May 2012] Core Faculty Member Dr. Stuart Lubarsky has been awarded the 2012 McGill Clinical Teaching Award in Neurology. Congratulations!

[May 2012] Dr. David Luckow (Family Medicine), Centre Member Dr. Leonora Lalla, and Educational Researcher Dr. Meredith Young were runners up for the Research Award for Best Poster Presentation. Their poster was entitled: "It’s just a Form: the ID of a curricular gap through summative assessment," presented at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education in Banff. Hats off everybody!

[March 2012] Centre Member Dr. Lily Nguyen was recently accepted to do a Masters in Health Profession Education degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

[March 2012] With several annual meetings upon us, including the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, we give our best wishes to all Core Faculty, Centre Members, Postgraduate Fellows and Medical Education Electives participants as they deliver presentations, talks and workshops!  

[March 2012] Congratulations to former medical education elective participant Dr. Robert Sternszus (Pediatrics)! His paper entitled "Residents as Role Models: Impact on Undergraduate Trainees" was accepted for publication in Academic Medicine.

[March 2012] Congratulations to former Postgraduate Fellow Dr. Daniel Zigman. His paper, entitled "Using Simulation to Train Junior Psychiatry Residents to Work with Agitated Patients: A Pilot Study" was accepted for publication in Academic Psychiatry.

[February 2012] Hats off to Centre Educational Research Scientist Dr. Meredith Young. She was interviewed recently in The Atlantic about the role of language and media in disease. You can read the article here.

[February 2012] Core Faculty member Dr. Saleem Razack received the 2012 Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada May Cohen Gender Equity Award, late January. The award serves to recognize outstanding effort or achievement of an individual, program, department or faculty in improving the gender equity environment in academic medicine in Canada.   

[February 2012] The McGill 2012 recipients of the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit are Dr. Beth-Cummings (Internal Medicine), Dr. David Dawson (Medicine) and Dr. Togas Tulandi (Obstetrics and Gynecology)! The award serves to promote, recognize and reward faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools. Well done!

[January 2012] Core Faculty Member Dr. Peter McLeod received the 2012 Duncan Graham Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The award recognizes outstanding lifelong contribution to medical education and has been awarded since 1969. Congratulations to Dr. McLeod on this well-deserved award! Read more in an article in the Royal College newsletter Dialogue.

[November 2011] The McGill Centre for Medical Education celebrated its 10-year renewal on November 17, 2011 and welcomed all previous Directors to the Centre. The morning meeting was entitled: "Reflections on Medical Education at McGill from 1975 to the Present" and all former Centre Directors, Dr. Hugh Scott (1975-78), Dr. Dale Dauphinee (1979-1993), Dr. Vimla Patel (1994-2001) and Dr. Peter McLeod (2001-2005) shared personal anecdotes and perceptions. The day of celebration continued in the afternoon with Medical Education Rounds, focused on, "The Evolution of Medical Education: Back to the Future."

Congratulations to all Centre Directors for guiding an informative, insightful and lively day of discussion!

September 2011] September 7, 2011 marked the celebration date for the creation of the Richard and Sylvia Cruess Chair in Medical Education, with great thanks to the generous donors who made the new Chair possible, Deirdre Stevenson and Robert Stevenson, BA’49, BD’61, Herbert Black and the Molson Foundation. Centre Director Dr. Yvonne Steinert holds the inaugural appointment to this position and she is pictured below, with Dr. Sylvia and Dr. Richard Cruess at the event marking this very special occasion.

[Summer 2011] Congratulations to Dr. Miriam Boillat, who was recently named Associate Dean of Faculty Development. Dr. Boillat is also a Centre Member and Interim Chair of the Department of Family Medicine.

[June 2011] The Centre for Medical Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Farhan Bhanji has been named the first Richard and Sylvia Cruess Faculty Scholar in Medical Education. The goal of this position is to promote excellence and scholarship in medical education at McGill and at the Centre for Medical Education. With Dr. Bhanji's longstanding commitment to medical education at McGill and to the life of the Centre for Medical Education, this new position will enable him to further promote excellence and scholarship in MedEd. Congratulations!

The Centre for Medical Education would also like to extend thanks to all applicants for their submissions and interest in the program. Best wishes to all!

[Spring 2011] The newly created Richard and Sylvia Cruess Chair in Medical Education is highlighted in the Faculty of Medicine's Spring 2011 edition of Focus | Medicine. You can read more about it on page 6, here.

[May 2011] We are delighted to welcome Dr. Aliki Thomas (Physical and Occupational Therapy) as a Core Faculty Member. Dr. Thomas brings her perspective from Physical and Occupational Therapy, a welcome addition to our team. Congratulations to Dr. Thomas on defending her PhD thesis this spring and for receiving the American Educational Research Association's Menges New Researcher award! You can visit her profile on the Centre for MedEd website, here.

[April 2011] Kudos to the Centre for Med Ed's Dr. Meredith Young, who was interviewed recently on CBC's White Coat, Black Art. You can listen to the episode entitled "Healthy Skepticism," by following this link: here.