Instructor Awards

Continuing Education and Graduate Studies Instructor Award

To be awarded annually to an individual or group of instructors for a sustained contribution to the learning of students within our programs. Nominations may be made for excellence in teaching methods, curriculum development or educational activities and/or for supporting and nurturing their learners. Nominations can be made by a CE or graduate student, a program director, an instructor colleague, or by self-nomination.

Field Practicum Preceptor Award

To be awarded annually to an individual or group who has acted as an exemplary field supervisor for a CE or graduate learner over the past 12 months. Nominations can be made by a CE or graduate student, a program director, supervisory colleague, or by self-nomination.

Nomination Process

Award Recipients 2022

We are pleased to acknowledge the following recipients selected for the 2021-2022 DFCM Continuing Education Distinction Instructor Awards:

Continuing Education and Graduate Studies Instructor Award:

Dr. Savithiri Ratnapalan, The Hospital for Sick Children

“ As lead Instructor of the Continuing Education for Health Professions courses, core requirements of the Education stream Fellowship and Graduate degree programs, Dr. Ratnapalan provides exceptional, essential and consistent medical education leadership of CE and Graduate students. As such, her contributions to professional development have been immense. Her continued flexibility with course enrolment capacity and delivery exemplifies her commitment and collaborative efforts to support the Academic Fellowship and Graduate studies program. Her enthusiasm to inclusivity has enabled learners from a range of disciplines, clinical and cultural backgrounds and other departments to experience dynamic and respectful learning spaces. She leads many of her students to publications of their work through her passionate mentorship and teaching.”


Field Practicum Preceptor Award:

Dr. Abhimanyu Sud, Sinai Health System

“As a Practicum Supervisor for a MScCH(FCM) student this past year, Dr. Sud exemplified supportive, communicative and innovative scholarship and leadership skills through this Preceptor role. His passion for research and teaching is inspiring and infectious; he is described as an exceptional role model by the graduate student he supervised. Dr. Sud creates a safe and respected learning space ensuring practicum projects align with long term research and career goals. He encourages self-directed learning with timely feedback. Further to his excellent mentorship and supervision, the research work of the graduate student was accepted for journal publication and conference presentation."