Resident of the Month Winners - 2018

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Please look below at the winners of Maritime Resident Doctors' Resident of the Month award for 2018. For more info on the award including criteria and an application form, please CLICK HERE.

 

November 2018 - Peter Horwich (PGY5, Otolaryngology)

Maritime Resident Doctors is pleased to announce Dr. Peter Horwich, a PGY5 in Otolaryngology, is our latest Resident of the Month.

Our Resident of the Month award aims to improve resident well-being by recognizing and rewarding resident colleagues with exceptional achievements while maintaining a work-life balance. The criteria includes academic accomplishments, research activities, social events, family life, community involvement, humanitarian service, leadership, and more.

In the nomination submitted by his peers, Dr. Horwich was praised for his work as program chief last year, saying his "success as chief was unparalleled."

"Always fair, (he) ensured junior and senior residents alike were receiving abundant learning opportunities appropriate for their level. He was always keen to debrief on how someone's week was going and whether they needed tailoring to their weekly academic schedule."

The nomination goes on to name Dr. Horwich as a strong example for his resident group. 

"Dr. Horwich is considered amongst our strongest residents in terms of his academic and surgical skills and knowledge, as well as his inter-personal relationships. There are few, if any, who would not put their faith in Dr. Horwich's medical acumen."

As the winner of this award, Dr. Horwich will receive a $100 gift card.

Congratulations from everyone at Maritime Resident Doctors on winning this award.

 

October 2018 - James Gould (PGY4, Emergency Medicine)

Maritime Resident Doctors is pleased to announce Dr. James Gould, a PGY4 in Emergency Medicine, is our latest Resident of the Month.
 
Our Resident of the Month award aims to improve resident well-being by recognizing and rewarding resident colleagues with exceptional achievements while maintaining a work-life balance. The criteria includes academic accomplishments, research activities, social events, family life, community involvement, humanitarian service, leadership, and more.

In the nomination submitted by his peers, James is commended for his recent work as chief.

"James is an exceptional resident in Emergency Medicine. He recently finished his one-year term as our Chief Resident and did an excellent job representing our resident group. He advocated for a better scheduling system (which meant much more work for him on a regular basis), self-scheduling in senior years, and shift reduction in fifth year prior to the exam - all of these were overwhelming popular with our resident group. He also organized several resident group activities and retreats throughout the year."

His nomination also declared James a standout resident for his knowledge base, enthusiasm for emergency medicine and fostering relationships within the department.

In addition to his work as a resident, his nomination cited his commitment to his family (pictured above). "He is a dedicated family man. His daughter, Avery was born last December and he does a great job balancing his work demands with his family life."
 
As the winner of this award, James will receive a $100 gift card.
 
Congratulations James from everyone at Maritime Resident Doctors on winning this award.

 

September 2018 - Caitlin Jackson-Tarlton (PGY3, Neurology)

Maritime Resident Doctors is pleased to announce Dr. Caitlin Jackson-Tarlton, a PGY3 in Neurology, as our Resident of the Month for September.
 
Our Resident of the Month award aims to improve resident well-being by recognizing and rewarding resident colleagues with exceptional achievements while maintaining a work-life balance. The criteria includes academic accomplishments, research activities, social events, family life, community involvement, humanitarian service, leadership, and more.
 
Caitlin was nominated by her peers, who began her nomination highlighting her great academic work.

"Caitlin is a resident who not only excels in academia, is heavily involved in research in the field of neurology, and also gives presentations at national conferences (such as Canadian Neurology Grand Rounds)"

The nomination goes on to describe her as "most importantly a well-balanced physician who is an exemplary colleague. 

"(She) is a kind, patient consultant who takes her time to teach medical students during her very busy call - and even brings them baked goods and coffee from her local bakery."

When notified about the award, Caitlin replied that her secret to a work-like balance is simple: get a hammock and a golden retriever - both pictured above.
 
As the winner of this award, Caitlin will receive a $100 gift card.
 
Congratulations Caitlin from everyone at Maritime Resident Doctors on winning this award.

 

August 2018 - Alexander Ednie (PGY5, General Surgery)

Maritime Resident Doctors is pleased to announce Dr. Alexander Ednie, a PGY5 in General Surgery, is our inaugural Resident of the Month.
 
Our Resident of the Month award aims to improve resident well-being by recognizing and rewarding resident colleagues with exceptional achievements while maintaining a work-life balance. The criteria includes academic accomplishments, research activities, social events, family life, community involvement, humanitarian service, leadership, and more.
 
Alexander was nominated by his peers, who highlighted his diligent work as chief as one key reason he should be honoured.
 
“He is doing an outstanding job in a difficult and thankless position,” one nomination said. “He is always available to lend a supportive ear to residents. He exemplifies true leadership and professionalism… and is an advocate for resident well-being.”
 
Another nomination outlined his “expert navigation” of scheduling during a particularly difficult period of resident comings and goings.
 
“His leadership over the past six months has helped bring the general surgery residents together as a team and his efforts have not gone unnoticed! In addition to being an excellent chief, he also leads by example in terms of his professional attitude, clinical skills and work ethic.”
 
As the winner of this award, Alexander will receive a $100 gift card.
 
Congratulations Alexander from everyone at Maritime Resident Doctors on winning this award.

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