PARO Trust Fund's Resident Teaching Award

The PARO Trust Fund's Resident Teaching Award has been established as an annual award to honour one resident in each Ontario medical school. The recipient of the award will be a resident who provides outstanding clinical teaching experiences to junior housestaff and clinical clerks. Each university has developed a method best suited to their environment in order to solicit nominations and make a selection.

Nomination Criteria
The resident displays outstanding commitment to teaching and education of the junior housestaff and clinical clerks. The resident demonstrates the realization that teachers and students are partners in the learning environment in healthcare thereby always treating all learners and colleagues with respect. The resident demonstrates a welcoming receptivity to students' questions. The resident displays a genuine interest in students' personal development and well-being. The resident is capable of conveying information clearly and in an organized fashion.

Eligibility Criteria
The resident must be a full time resident in a College of Family Physicians of Canada or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada educational program at Queen's University.

Nomination Process
Nominations must be made by a minimum of two persons. Those who nominate a resident may be faculty, resident colleagues or medical students. Nominations are made by submission of a letter of nomination to the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, by January 13. Supporting materials should include a list of teaching responsibilities held by the resident and examples of positive statements/evaluations indicating teaching success.

The PARO Trust Fund's Resident Teaching Award is presented at an annual celebration in Toronto. The award recipient and his/her guest are invited to attend and provided accommodation to stay in Toronto. The award of $1000.00 is received at the PARO Clinical Teaching Awards banquet which is traditionally held in May of each year.