Award: CAME Certificate of Merit Award recipients announced

The Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) announced the recipients of the 2021 Certificate of Merit Award, naming Dr. Alice Tsui and Dr. Yiannis Iordanous as awardees from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

The CAME Certificate of Merit Award recognizes faculty members at Canadian medical schools who have exhibited a commitment toward enhancing and improving medical education at their institution.

Dr. Alice Tsui is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus. As an emergency physician at Windsor Regional Hospital, Dr. Tsui teaches clerks and residents in the hospital setting, with a focus on helping to transition fourth-year medical students to residency. Dr. Tsui is the Transition to Clerkship, Clerkship and Electives Lead for the Windsor Campus, and has spearheaded the implementation high-fidelity simulation into clerkship training. She is a Western alumna, having obtained her Doctor of Medicine in 1999. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Queen’s University in 2002, and has been teaching since 2003.

Dr. Yiannis Iordanous, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, is the Director of the Ophthalmology residency program, leading postgraduate training and curriculum development within his specialty. Dr Iordanous is a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in Pediatric Ophthalmology. He currently practises at the Ivey Eye Institute at St Joseph's Health Care London. He is also an alumnus of the School, obtaining his Doctor of Medicine in 2010 and completing postgraduate training in 2015.

CAME Certificate of Merit Award recipients are nominated by a member of the Canadian Association for Medical Education, and awards are adjudicated by local School representatives. Awardees receive the opportunity to write an article for CAME Voice, the organization’s official Canadian medical education community blog.