The UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery acknowledged Dr. Maureen Leia-Stephen, Kamloops surgeon and Clinical Instructor with the H. Rocke Robertson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Surgical Teaching. The annual award spotlights a UBC clinical faculty member for outstanding teaching contributions to the MD Undergraduate Program as regarded by medical students.
In addition to her teaching, Dr. Leia-Stephen serves as the surgery rotation lead for the Southern Medical Program’s Kamloops Clerkship Program since its beginning in 2012. She proficiently oversees the surgery rotation scheduling, orientation, and exam preparation for all third-year Kamloops clerkship students. Dr. Leia-Stephen continues to be recognized as an exceptional preceptor and mentor for students training at Royal Inland Hospital.