The D.R. Wilson Award for Teaching is made annually to the surgical resident who is rated by undergraduate students as being an outstanding teacher.
The recipient of this award will be a resident whose teaching in any one of all of the following settings has been highly evaluated by students: teaching on the ward during the course of day-to-day service activities, teaching in the operating room, and teaching in the clinic setting. The resident will demonstrate both a positive attitude toward teaching and will be considered a good surgical role model for undergraduate medical students.
The quality of the candidate’s teaching will be determined by means of the following:
- Objective student assessment (by questionnaire).
- Review of clerkship debriefing reports.
- Letters of recommendation from students and/or faculty.
Nominations may be made by students, faculty or residents in writing to the Director of Undergraduate Education. All nominations are reviewed by the Undergraduate Education Committee and a list ranking the candidates is provided to the Chairman of the Department for final selection.
The D.R. Wilson Award is awarded at the Gallie Day Reception. The recipients receive a cheque for $500.