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Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching 2016

We are delighted to inform everyone that...  Dr. Barry Miller has won the 2016 Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching

Dr. Miller has been a member of the Royal Columbian Physician group since 1981, teaching for UBC for 34 years.  The Emergency Medicine group at Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge Hospitals has a long and proud teaching history, and Dr. Miller has always been a core member of the team.  Over his career, he has literally taught thousands of medical students and residents, so back in early January of 2016 our group decided to nominate Dr. Miller for this award because we sincerely believed that he had contributed a tremendous amount to furthering the education of British Columbia’s doctors, and he has certainly been a superb influence on and example to its current educators.  The nomination process was definitely a trip down memory lane and we enjoyed the memories so much that we actually turned it into a specially bound booklet and presented it to Dr. Miller during his retirement party with room for signatures and well wishes at the back.

 

The biggest challenge we faced when nominating Dr. Miller was trying to sum up all his wonderful teachings and working history in 100 words or less!  After narrowing it down to just a few hundred words and then many, many more rounds of painfully chopping out even more words, we finally were able to describe his 34 years of AWESOME!

“Dr. Barry Miller exemplifies what it means to be an outstanding clinical teacher over the course of an entire career in medicine.  For 34 years, he has been a core member of the Education Team at Royal Columbian Hospital, and has literally taught hundreds, perhaps thousands, of learners over his career.   He is a true master of creating a safe learning environment, while still encouraging both students and residents to push themselves to become the best they can be.  Over the course of his career, he has certainly been a superb influence on and example to its current educators.”

 

Congratulations Barry on a very well deserved lifetime accomplishment!