PARO Honours 2017 Award Recipients

On May 12, 2017, the recipients of the PARO Medical Student Citizenship, Resident Teaching, Clinical Teaching, Resident Advocate and Program Excellence Awards were honoured at a celebration in Toronto. For a full copy of the announcement, please click here.


McMaster University

Back row (l-r): Dr. Kara Schnarr, Resident Teaching Award, Dr. Parveen Wasi, Assistant Dean, PGME Front row (l-r): Dr. David Landry (Diagnostic Radiology), Program Excellence Award, Dr. John Neary, Clinical Teaching Award Missing: Mr. Jeffrey McCarthy, Medical Student Citizenship Award


Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Back row (l-r): Dr. John Coccimiglio, Resident Teaching Award, Mr. Warren Stevenson, Medical Student Citizenship Award
Front row )l-r): Dr. Cathy Cervin, Associate Dean, PGME, Dr. William Harris, Clinical Teaching Award


Queen’s University

Back row (l-r): Mr. Chintan Dave, Medical Student Citizenship Award, Dr. Ross Walker, Associate Dean, PGME
Front row (l-r): Dr. Paige Hacking, Resident Teaching Award, Dr. Barry Chan, Clinical Teaching Award


University of Ottawa

Back row (l-r): Dr. Jason McVicar, Clinical Teaching Award, Dr. Lorne Wiesenfeld, Vice-Dean, PGME
Front row (l-r): Dr. Andrew Chung, Resident Teaching Award, Ms. Emilie Deschner, Medical Student Citizenship Award, Ms. Tracy Mitchell, Lois H. Ross Resident Advocate Award


University of Toronto

Back row (l-r): Mr. Samik Doshi, Medical Student Citizenship Award, Dr. Karen Wang, Resident Teaching Award, Dr. Glen Bandiera, Associate Dean, PGME, Mr. Brandon Tang, Medical Student Citizenship Award
Front row (l-r): Dr. Tarek Adbelhalim, Clinical Teaching Award, Dr. Michael Weinstein, Clinical Teaching Award, Dr. Mathew Leonardi, Resident Teaching Award


Western University

Dr. Matthew Cohen, Resident Teaching Award and Dr. Chris Watling, Associate Dean, PGME
Missing: Dr. Ian Ball, Clinical Teaching Award, Ms. Tehmina Ahmad, Medical Student Citizenship Award

Recipients of the Program Excellence, Resident Advocate and Clinical Teaching Awards received a unique and individually handcrafted glass sculpture inspired by the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”. The acorn is a symbol of strength and perseverance. It is small yet strong and can withstand many of nature’s forces to grow into one of the mightiest of trees. Acorns only appear when an oak is fully mature, nearly 80 years! Although this alone is a fitting symbol for residency, in combination with the oak leaf it also perfectly illustrates the relationship between mentor and mentee. The oak leaf is a symbol of leadership and the oak tree nurtures and protects the acorn, which through time and dedication will grow into an oak tree that will nurture and protect future acorns.