Dr. Christina Cookson named 2015 Resident Teacher of the Year

Dr. Christina Cookson, master of clinical science in family medicine candidate and faculty member at Western University, was named the 2015 Resident Teacher of the Year by the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP).

The award recognizes outstanding teaching skills and commitment to education among family medicine residents currently enrolled in a Family Medicine Residency program in Ontario. Dr. Cookson was recognized for her leadership and effectivieness as a role model for resident colleagues, as well as her support for faculty and family medicine as a discipline through educational activities.

"It's such an honor to be recognized by the OCFP. I've been so fortunate to have wonderful mentors throughout my Family Medicine training at Western, and am grateful to have the opportunity now to mentor learners myself," said Dr. Cookson.

Dr. Cookson completed her undergraduate medical training and family medicine residency at Western University. Her early interest in medical education led her to pursue a third year of residency training in academic family medicine. Dr. Cookson was awarded the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Trust Fund Resident Teaching Award for Western and the College of Family Physicians of Canada Resident Leadership Award in 2014.

The award was presented at The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s 15th annual Family Medicine Forum in Toronto.