As medical education and practice becomes increasingly globalized in the 21st century, it is more important than ever to recognize and celebrate the valuable perspectives and accomplishments of international residents and physician educators.
During the 2016 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE), two outstanding international recipients will take home the International Resident Leadership Award, and the International Residency Educator of the Year Award, respectively.
These awards recognize leaders in specialty education, excellence in training programs, lifelong contributions and advocacy in medical education.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, along with the ICRE planning committee, would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2016 Awards:
2016 International Resident Leadership Award
The International Resident Leadership Award is given annually to an international resident who has demonstrated leadership in specialty education and encourages the development of future leaders in medicine. The Royal College is thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2016 award is:
Dr. Jordan Bohnen, Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, USA)
Dr. Jordan Bohnen, MD, MBA is a PGY6 (PGY4 clinical) trauma/surgical critical care research fellow at Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA (USA).
As an undergraduate student at Harvard College, he wrote his senior honors thesis on quality improvement collaboratives at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, under the mentorship of Dr. Donald Berwick. During his time as a MD/MBA student at Harvard Medical and Business Schools, his extra-curricular research also focused on healthcare quality improvement and leadership development in graduate medical education.
As a resident, he has been committed to improving the lives of his patients, his colleagues, and the healthcare systems in which he works. A talented surgeon-in-training and scholar, Dr. Bohnen recently helped found the Procedural Learning and Safety Collaborative (PLSC); a multi-institutional non-profit research consortium focused on developing tools, curriculum and policy to improve the training of surgical and other procedural physicians. Through this initiative, he has been integrally involved in the ongoing development of a smartphone-based assessment system called SIMPL; which he has already helped to launch to 15 general surgery training programs around the USA.
Dr. Bohnen is not just a devoted clinician and researcher; but a dedicated teacher and leader, as well. Using some of the lessons learned from his time in business school, he spearheaded the development, implementation and publication of a leadership course for Internal Medicine residents; a course which he also helped a colleague transform into a module on leadership styles for General Surgery residents. Now nearing the completion of his two-year research fellowship, he has authored or co-authored 11 peer-reviewed publications, and has been awarded with a number of research accolades, including last year’s Excellence in Research Award from the American College of Surgeons.
Beyond his numerous aptitudes and accomplishments, his peers and mentors all say that what really distinguishes him as a resident leader is his compassion and caring personality.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Bohnen on this esteemed honour!
2016 International Residency Educator of the Year Award
The International Residency Educator of the Year Award is given annually to an international residency educator who has demonstrated commitment to enhancing residency education as evidenced by innovation and impact beyond his/her program. The Royal College is thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2016 award is:
Dr. Jamiu Busari, University of Maastrich/Zuyderland Medical Centre (Maastricht, Netherlands)
Dr. Jamiu Busari, MD, PhD is a medical officer in the pediatric department at the Zuyderland Hospital in Heerlen, the Netherlands, and a celebrated trailblazer in residency education.
He is one of the leading experts in CanMEDS competencies in the Netherlands, and his efforts to develop leadership programs for residents have been at the forefront of Dutch educational development. The leading innovator behind Zuyderland Medical Center’s residency program, Dr. Busari actively facilitates workshops, initiates research and has implemented several new teaching methods such as Case-Based Discussion and the Flipped Classroom to improve the quality and efficiency of postgraduate training. He has a strong commitment to practicing what he preaches, and consistently integrates the results of clinical educational research into his residency training programme.
Dr. Busari is a committed and outstanding medical teacher and influential researcher, who always integrates the important “human element” into his work. He was recently awarded the Clinician of the Year Award (2014-2015); a prestigious accolade established by the interns of the university to honour their best clinical teacher.
According to his colleagues, Dr. Busari is a medical educator and physician who practices with utter dedication, integrity, passion – and humour. To be a better doctor to the young patients he treats, for instance, he will not hesitate to dance the tango with a nurse across the ward, if it helps brings a smile to the face of a sick child.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Busari on this well-deserved honour.
Want to learn more about our 2016 award winners?
To read about Marie Claire Bourque and Natasha Snelgrove, the winners of the 2016 Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership Award, click here.
To read about Moyez Ladhani, winner of the 2016 Program Director of the Year Award, click here.
All of our 2016 winners will officially receive their awards during ICRE’s International Residency Education Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 1 (start time: 19:00), in Niagara Falls.
The International Residency Education Awards Dinner is a valuable opportunity to connect with leading innovators from all over the world, in an informal and exciting environment.
Don’t miss the opportunity to put this special event on your ICRE itinerary! Tickets are now on sale, with special discounted rates available for residents.