Dr Ravi Sidhu of the University of British Columbia was honored by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with the Program Director of the Year Award for demonstrating a commitment to innovation in medical residency education.
He is one of two recipients of the award. Also recognized was Dr Terry Sosnowski, University of Alberta.
“Dr Sidhu is an exceptional educator who makes a difference in the lives of the residents he trains,” says Dr Andrew Padmos, CEO of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. “He readily gives of his time, expertise, and experience to mentor his residents so that they are better prepared when they enter practice.”
An assistant professor in the University of British Columbia’s Department of Surgery, Dr Sidhu is a graduate of Queen’s University School of Medicine. He completed his advanced surgical fellowship training in vascular surgery at the University of Toronto and acquired distinction as an investigator in educational research through the University of Toronto’s Surgeon Science Program.
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