Community Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Awards

Elizabeth DeBruyne and Eileen Estrabillo

Elizabeth DeBruyne, left, and Eileen Estrabillo receive the 2019 Annual Excellence in Teaching Award in Community Pediatrics for Undergraduate Medical Education.

Annual Excellence in Teaching Award in Community Pediatrics for Undergraduate Medical Education

This award is given to two community general pediatric teaching faculty members of the Department of Pediatrics every year.

Past Years' Recipients

2019 - 2020: Faria Ajamian and Isabelle Chapados

2018 - 2019: Elizabeth DeBruyne and Eileen Estrabillo

2017 - 2018: Breanne Frolich and Isabelle Chapados

2016 - 2017: Heather Leonard and Waldemar Szymanski

2015 - 2016: Indra Dhunnoo and Heather Leonard

2014 - 2015: Indra Dhunnoo and Anna Malanowska

2013 - 2014: Indra Dhunnoo and Anna Malanowska

2012 - 2013: Isabelle Chapados and Ben Malinowski

2011 - 2012: Faria Ajamian and Pat Pierse


Growing class sizes and other learner groups competing for clinical experiences make it increasingly difficult to establish quality sustainable placements for medical students. The purpose of these awards is to recognize contributions of community pediatric preceptors in their role as clinical teachers to medical students during mandatory pediatric rotations, to encourage ongoing participation of these valuable educators.


Heather Leonard

Heather Leonard, left, receives the 2019 Best Teacher Award in Community Pediatrics for Undergraduate Medical Education from Susan Gilmour.

Annual Best Teacher Award in Community Pediatrics for Undergraduate Medical Education

This award is given to one community general pediatric teaching faculty member of the Department of Pediatrics every year.

Past Years' Recipients

2019 - 2020: Kan Wong

2018 - 2019: Heather Leonard

2017 - 2018: Eileen Estrabillo

2016 - 2017: Indra Dhunnoo

2015 - 2016: Isabelle Chapados

2014 - 2015: Faria Ajamian

2013 - 2014: Walter Szymanski

2012 - 2013: Indra Dhunnoo

2011 - 2012: Walter Szymanski