Robin Stone (IMP Class of 2024) saw an opportunity when COVID-19 temporarily shut down clinical skills sessions at the IMP. Drawing on her previous experience and connections in the tech industry, she led the development of an app that allows medical students to conduct GI, Cardiac, and HEENT exams with a diverse group of virtual patients.
Now, the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) has recognized Robin for her role in the innovative project. She received the Dr. W Dale Dauphinee Award for Excellence in Medical Education and Assessment, which honours medical learners who have made significant contributions to the betterment and accessibility of medical education and/or assessment practices.
The award also recognizes Robin’s many years of advocacy to improve the delivery and experience of medical education. She has held the IMP site student representative position on the Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Committee for the past four years, and she has been on the UGME Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Task Force since it’s inception in March 2020.