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NOSM Faculty and Learners Receive PAIRO Awards of Excellence

Thursday, May 23, 2013

On Friday, May 10, 2013, NOSM faculty and learners were presented with awards of excellence from the Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO). Awards from the Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Medical Student Citizenship, and Resident Teacher of the Year categories were presented to NOSM teachers, residents and medical learners to recognize the essential role that high-quality clinical teachers play in training new physicians.

PAIRO's Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award was presented to Dr. Michael Kirlew, NOSM Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and rural physician in Sioux Lookout. Residents from across the province submitted nominations for the PAIRO Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award. Among the nominations for this prestigious award were many other NOSM faculty members, including Dr. Chris Kupsh (NOSM Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine), Dr. Lawrie Oliphant (NOSM Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine, Respirology) and Dr. John Kargbo (Assistant Professor in Family Medicine).

Dr. Lindsey Churchley, a NOSM second-year resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology, was awarded the PAIRO Resident Teaching Award. This award honours one resident from each university who provides outstanding clinical teaching experiences to junior housestaff and clinical clerks.

The Medical Student Citizenship Award was presented to third-year NOSM MD learner Derek Bos. PAIRO presents this award to one medical student from each university who has made significant contributions to curriculum development, student well-being, faculty relationships or community involvement.

In addition to these award recipients, NOSM staff member Marie Parkkari, Family Medicine Coordinator, was nominated for the Lois H. Ross Resident Advocate Award.  

"I extend my sincerest congratulations to all NOSM PAIRO award winners and nominees," says Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean. "The quality and quantity of nominations at this year's PAIRO awards once again demonstrates NOSM's passion for excellence in medical education. I am extremely pleased that NOSM staff, faculty and learners are being recognized at the provincial level for their dedication to Innovative education and research for a healthier North ." EndFragment-->

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Kimberley Larkin
Communications Officer
Phone: 705-662-7243
Email: klarkin@nosm.ca 


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