Excellence in Community-Based Teaching Awards

Criteria and Process

To acknowledge the significant contribution of an increasing number of community-based teachers to the learning of medical students and residents at the University of Toronto, the Faculty of Medicine offers three awards to recognize excellence in community-based teaching.  The awards carry a monetary value of $1,000 each and will be presented at the Faculty of Medicine Annual Education Achievement Celebration on May 20, 2020.

 

Categories

  1. Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Community Hospital)
    This award recognizes excellence in teaching at a Community Hospital.

  2. Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Clinic/Office/Practice)
    This award recognizes excellence in teaching at a community-based physician office/clinic.

  3. Sustained excellence in community-based teaching
    This award recognizes sustained (normally 10 years) excellence in community-based teaching, and may include mentorship, the integration of scholarship in teaching, interprofessional collaboration, etc.

Eligibility

The awards are open to MDs who are clinical teachers of medical students or residents within the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, and who teach and practice primarily in the community environment, including the UofT’s Community Affiliates or community-based office/clinic setting not associated with Full Affiliates of the Faculty of Medicine.  Candidates for these awards must have the support of two learners, and either their Department Chair or Hospital Chief. Those who have received an award in any of the three categories are ineligible for 5 years. Self nominations will not be accepted. 

Criteria

The following criteria will be considered in reviewing each nominee: 

  • Demonstrated ability to engage  learners;

  • Innovative and creative teaching methods;

  • Contributions as a suitable role model; and

  • Evidence of mentorship.

2019/20 Timeline

  • November 11, 2019 | Call for nominations

  • December 16, 2019 | Deadline for nomination submissions

  • January 2020 | Adjudication

  • February 2020 | Notification of results

  • March 2020 | Awardees to have Biographical sketch information provided to the Office of the Education Vice-Deans to be included in the Education Achievement Celebration

  • May 20, 2020 | Community Based Teaching Awards to be presented at the Education Achievement Celebration

Selection Process

Nominees’ files will be reviewed and winners selected by the Adjudication Committee.

Nomination Process: 

The primary nominator will complete and submit the online nomination form and provide supporting documents by the deadline. Nominators must ensure the nominee is aware of the nomination. Please note: only 1 nomination, in 1 category per nominee is allowed.

Complete nomination packages MUST include:

  •  PDF icon Nomination form  (Please be prepared to describe how the nominee meets the criteria for the award.  Note: the initial nominator can be different from the nominee’s Chair/Chief)
  • One letter of support from Department Chair or Chief;

  • Two letters of support from current and past medical learners/trainees* will be accepted;

  • Updated, full Curriculum Vitae;

  • A short biosketch of candidate (max. 150 words - suitable for public release).  An additional short paragraph of "Reflections" may be included with the biosketch; and

  • Teaching Activity Report (Teaching Evaluations/TES*)

All documents must be submitted as one package in the above order. Late and incomplete nominations will not be considered.

*NOTE: For all award categories, the adjudication committee will accept letters from current and past learners within the last 24 months. 1 year of teaching evaluations are required for the Excellence in Community-Based Teaching awards categories. Those being nominated in the Sustained Excellence category, 10+ years of teaching evaluations are required in addition to the submission of a teaching dossier.

Nomination forms and documentation should be emailed as one complete package to:

Ms. Kaki Narh Blackwood
Acting Project and Administrative Manager
Office of the Education Vice-Deans
Faculty of Medicine
medicine.awards@utoronto.ca

 

Previous Award Winners

2019:

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching – Sustained Excellence

Dr. Risa Bordman, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Family Medicine Clinic

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching -Community Hospital

Dr. Brian Yau, Department of Anesthesia, North York General Hospital

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching - Clinic/ Office/Practice

Dr. Sherri Baine, Department of Pediatrics, North York General

2018:

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching – Sustained Excellence

Dr. Kyle Wanzel, Department of Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery, St. Joseph's Health Centre

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching -Community Hospital

Dr. Michael Warren, Department of Medicine, Michael Garron Hospital

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching - Clinic/ Office/Practice

Dr. Dennis Di Pasquale, Department of Orthopaedics, Trillium Health Partners

2017:

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching – Sustained Excellence

Dr. Sid Feldman, Department of Family and Community Medicine, North York General Hospital

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching -Community Hospital

Dr. Yvonne Chan, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Trillium Health Partners

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching - Clinic/ Office/Practice

Dr. David Eisen, Family and Community Medicine, North York General Hospital

2016:

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching – Sustained Excellence

Dr. Jeffrey Weissberger, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Markham Stouffville Hospital

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching -Community Hospital

Dr. Nina Horvath, Department of Family & Community Medicine, North York General Hospital

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching - Clinic/ Office/Practice

Dr. Rosa Braga-Mele, Department of Ophthalmology

2015:

Sustained Excellence in Community-Based Teaching                                    

Dr. John Fowler, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, Toronto East General

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Community Hospital)          

Dr. John Abrahamson, Department of Medicine, Toronto East General Hospital

Dr. Heather MacNeill, Department of Medicine (Psychiatry), Bridgepoint Health

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Office, Clinic or Practice)

Dr. Michael Ward, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Scarborough Hospital

Dr. Eddy Lau, Department of Paediatrics, St. Joseph’s Health Centre

2014:

Sustained Achievement in Community-Based Teaching

Dr. Ronald Levine, Department of Surgery, St. Joseph’s Health Centre

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (community hospital)

Dr. John Hagen, Department of Surgery, Humber River Hospital

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (clinic/office/practice)

Dr. Paul Cantarutti, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Southlake Regional Health Centre

Dr. Jane Philpott, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Markham Stouffville Hospital

2013:

Sustained Achievement in Community‐Based Teaching

Dr. Gary Smith, Department of Pediatrics, Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital

Excellence in Community‐Based Teaching (office setting)

Dr. David Kaplan, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Excellence in Community‐Based Teaching (hospital setting)

Dr. Albino Chiodo, Department of Otolaryngology‐Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto East General Hospital

Dr. Jeff Powis, Department of Medicine, Toronto East General Hospital

Dr. Peter Stotland, Department of Surgery, North York General Hospital