Dr. Stephan Mostowy is the second recipient of the Year 3 Surgery Teaching Award for his work with third-year medical students at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). The annual award administered by the KGH Department of Surgery recognizes excellence in clinical teaching within the department.
Dr. Mostowy was nominated by students of MD Class of 2014 completing their third-year clerkship rotation in Kelowna. His teaching efforts were celebrated at a recent awards presentation along with several of his fellow nominees including Dr. Gary Goplen, Dr. Andreas Kluftinger, Dr. Mike McLeod, Dr. Bruce Povah, and Dr. Ed Solano.
Comments from a couple of the students about Dr. Mostowy:
“The individual I spent the most time with and who I feel made the greatest effort to teach above and beyond what was required was Dr. Mostowy.”
“His constant enthusiasm and encouragement made learning both fun and effective.”
Dr. Cheryl Holmes, Site Education Leader for Kelowna, led the award presentation and acknowledged all the members of the KGH Department of Surgery for their teaching contributions. “You are having a profound effect on our students’ careers,” says Dr. Holmes. “Keep the bar high and remember you were there once too.”