Congratulations to Meegan Dowe, winner of the 2014 Program Administrator Award for Innovation and Excellence!
Meegan joined the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie in 2001, working in the Internal medicine Postgraduate Education office. Since 2002, Meegan has been the Program Administrator for the Core Internal Medicine training program. As if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, Meegan has also filled the role of Education Manager for the Department of Medicine since 2007.
Meegan oversees education activities across the continuum, from undergrad to continuing professional development. Throughout her tenure, she’s worked with countless residents to help them navigate the often tricky and stressful world of residency, as well as advocating on their behalf. Meegan has been recognized as going above and beyond in every task she does because she truly cares about the program and its residents, their well-being, education, performance, families and their lives.
Meegan is the go-to resource for all of Dalhousie’s Medical Subspecialty PDs and PAs, and in fact has become the go-to resource for many program administrators across the university. She is an inspirational figure within the department and is recognized as one of the key strengths behind the Internal Medicine program, and one of Dalhousie’s best kept secrets.
Meegan is the recipient of the inaugural Program Administrator Award for Innovation and Excellence. This award recognizes an individual who:
- has demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation with regards to the administration of the residency education program;
- has had a lasting impact on the quality of residency education program and measurable outcomes beyond their program as witnessed through the accreditation program; who has evidence of effective peer leadership and mentorship ability in the Program Administrator role;
- embodies and integrates the values of the (Administrative) CanMEDS Roles: Professionalism, Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Advocate as evidenced in the evaluation process and in meeting with the standard of the Royal College; and
- has a strong track record for promoting ethical and wellness behaviours for their residency program.
Meegan will officially receive her award in Toronto at the 2014 International Conference on Residency Education.
Join us in congratulating Meegan on this wonderful and well-deserved honour.