Professor recognized for contributions to IMP and medical education

Dr. Joana Gil-Mohapel, MEDD Course Co-Director and Master Teacher for the Island Medical Program, has received a Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME).

The objective of the award, as per the CAME website, is to “promote, recognize and reward faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools.” More specifically, it recognizes those who’ve made a valuable contribution – in teaching, assessment, evaluation, leadership, course coordination, education, research, and so on – to the medical school for whom they work.

“I’m honoured to have been nominated for this award,” said Gil-Mohapel. “Were it not for the IMP’s team, an extremely dedicated and hard-working bunch, I would not have been considered. So I’d like to take this opportunity to also acknowledge all that they’ve done. It’s really a shared success.”

CAME, which started in 1987, recognizes medical education excellence across Canada. A total of thirty-nine individuals from all seventeen of Canada’s medical schools were chosen for the award. Besides Gil-Mohapel, two others – Dr. Brenda Hardie (Department of Family Practice) and Dr. Adam Peets (Critical Care Medicine) – were chosen from the University of British Columbia. All recipients were nominated by their peers.