The Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) has announced that Linda Snell, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACP, is the recipient of the 2016 Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education. Among her many contributions to medical education, Dr. Snell is actively involved in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, including working as the Senior Clinician Educator for CanMEDS and as a co-chair for ICRE.
Established in 1992 in honour of Dr. Ian Hart, founder of CAME, this award recognizes senior faculty who have made an exceptional contribution to medical education throughout their academic career.
Dr. Snell is active in teaching, education leadership and education research at all levels of medical training. She has served in numerous educational and clinical leadership roles at McGill University, the Royal College, nationally and internationally. She presents workshops and is an invited lecture across Canada and worldwide. Her current interests include: faculty development for competency-based medical education, advanced training for clinician-educators; learning, teaching and assessing CanMEDS competencies, leadership in medical education; and education scholarship. Dr. Snell continues to practice general internal medicine.
Congratulations Dr. Snell on your achievement, and thank you for all of your contributions!