2021 Teaching Awards Announced

Drs. Maggie Eddy, Brian Christie, Ashley Jewett, Sarah Fraser, and Layne Woodburn; and the Emergency Medicine rotation team were recently recognized for their teaching contributions to the IMP and DMSC.

Dr. Maggie Eddy received the Dr. Bruce Crawford Award of Excellence for 2021. This award is presented by the IMP’s third-year students to the teacher, preceptor, or tutor who has made an impact on their first two years of medical training.

Dr. Brian Christie received the Teaching Award in Medical Sciences (TAMS) for 2020. The TAMS, which is adjudicated by a committee, recognizes full-time or affiliate faculty who has taught at the IMP or the Division of Medical Sciences for at least two consecutive years. The committee selected Dr. Christie as the recipient based on his engaging and supportive approach to teaching and student learning.

Dr. Ashley Jewett, Dr. Sarah Fraser, and the Emergency Medicine rotation team each received a Year 3 Teaching Award. The recipients of these awards are recommended by fourth-year IMP students based on experiences during their third year.

Dr. Ashley Jewett (Psychiatry) received the 2021 Vancouver Island Clerkship Preceptors Teaching Excellence Award for outstanding dedication, enthusiasm, and respect as a clerkship preceptor. Dr. Sarah Fraser (Internal Medicine) won the 2021 Resident Teaching Excellence Award for her exceptional dedication, enthusiasm, and respect as a Vancouver Island resident teaching third-year students. The Emergency Medicine rotation received the 2021 Island Medical Program Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, which acknowledges the rotation that provides the most efficient, supportive, and engaging learning environment for third-year clinical clerk medical students.

Finally, Dr. Layne Woodburn received the 2020-2021 Island Medical Program Community Family Physician Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Woodburn has been taking Year 1 & 2 students into his Family Practice clinic through both Primary Clinical Care office visits and the First Patient Program since 2014.