Associated Medical Services CEO, Gail Paech, was pleased to introduce the 2016 Donald Wilson Award winner, Dr. Najma Ahmed at the recently held ICRE Awards Dinner.
The Award, recognizing a medical educator or team leader who has shown particular excellence in integrating the CanMEDS roles in a health-related training program, was awarded to Dr. Ahmed. She is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and has served as Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Training Program since 2008.
Dr. Ahmed has been a Clinician-Educator-Researcher at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education at the University of Toronto since 2007 and she has been Assistant Trauma Director at St. Michael’s Hospital since 2006. She may be best known for her health-advocate role in the pan-Canadian discussion on resident working hours. Dr. Ahmend was a member of the National Steering Committee for Resident Duty Hours and Chair of the Expert Working Group for Surgical Disciplines. She is a recipient of numerous awards and an author with more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles to her credit.
AMS is proud to recognize Dr. Ahmed and all of her achievements. For more details about the award you can visit the Royal College website.