2014 Canadian Association for Medical Education Award Recipient
Dr. Trent Smith, Pediatrician and Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Pediatrics has received the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit Award for 2014. The annual award is given to three UBC faculty members who have made a significant contribution to medical education.
For the past nine years, Dr. Smith has been teaching residents as part of UBC pediatrics residency program at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in Kamloops. He has also played a key role in the development and implementation of Southern Medical Program’s third year clerkship program based at RIH. He currently serves as the pediatric rotation leader for the clerkship program which hosts six third-year students each year.
“Each student who has passed through pediatrics in Kamloops has provided a new source of insight and inquisitiveness – a novelty that I treasure most as an educator,” says Dr. Smith. “I’m deeply honored to have been recognized with this award for the small contributions I’ve made to the knowledge base of some of tomorrow’s doctors.”
Dr. Smith was acknowledged for his strong leadership, administrative skills, and commitment to faculty development for both himself and his colleagues. He is also recognized by students and residents as an exceptional teacher and mentor.