Resident Well-Being Award declares pair of winners for 2017
Maritime Resident Doctors is pleased to announce Kitt Turney (PGY4, Anesthesia) and Eric Hyun (PGY5, General Surgery) as the winners of this year’s Resident Well-Being Award.
A peer-nominated award, the Resident Well-Being award recognizes a resident who makes an outstanding contribution to resident well-being. This includes: being a strong team player, showing respect for peers & patients, dedication, approachability, serving as a role model for balancing work & personal life and enhancing the residency experience through teaching & support of peers.
Turney’s nomination letter describes her as “…someone who exemplifies excellence in her professional life, as well as balance and a zest for life outside of her clinical and academic responsibilities.”
She served as her program’s resident wellness representative which has led her to organize a number of events throughout her time in the program, encouraging socializing, creating connections outside of work and creating a balance for the residents of her program.
She is also a leader in Global Health, participating in a clinical and teaching elective in Rwanda this year. Upon her return, she fostered a welcoming environment for two Rwandan residents who came to Halifax for electives.
Her nomination letter goes on to say: “She has been instrumental in encouraging our group of residents to seek out experiences beyond medicine that help us lead balanced lives.”
For Hyun, being a senior resident in an incredibly busy program doesn’t mean having a singular focus.
“Despite his absolute dedication to patient care, to research and to becoming the best surgeon there is, he maintains a well-balanced life and still finds time for his friends and his wife,” his nomination letter declares.
It goes on to say that Hyun is eager and available to help any of his colleagues, whether he is on call or not. He has also made many contributions to the program, including organizing the General Surgery Olympics, and leading many social outings from table tennis tournaments to dinners out at restaurants.
“Overall Eric is an example of the resident we all want to be,” his letter goes on to say. “He is an excellent clinician, an accomplished researcher, and a great team player, well respected by his patients, colleagues, allied health professionals and staff.”
Congratulations Kitt and Eric for your well-deserved awards.