Dr. Andy Kluftinger, Clinical Instructor with the UBC Department of Surgery has been recognized for his exceptional teaching with third year Southern Medical Program (SMP) students at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). Dr. Kluftinger is the recipient of the 2014 KGH Surgery Teaching Award, an award administered by the KGH Department of Surgery which recognizes excellence in clinical teaching.
Comments from SMP students about Dr. Kluftinger:
He was always interested in teaching but also ensuring students would have a meaningful experience.
He would go above and beyond to support us if it was at all possible.
A very patient teacher, and is conscientious of your stage of learning as a student when it comes to teaching points and asking you questions.
Passionate. Dedicated. Humorous. Memorable.
Dr. Kluftinger was recently acknowledged for his teaching efforts along with fellow nominees Dr. Josh Wiesenthal, Dr. Mike McLeod, Dr. Kim LeFevre, and Dr. Barry Sullivan. Congratulations to Dr. Kluftinger and fellow nominees.