Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Department of Family Medicine would like to congratulate Dr. Britta Laslo (PGY2) of our Postgraduate Program on being selected as the winner of the 2013 PAIRO Trust Fund Resident Teaching Award.
Dr. Laslo entered into our training program in July 2011 after obtaining her MD degree from McMaster University. She was matched to St. Joseph's Family Medical Centre, a teaching site in our London Urban Program. Dr. Laslo has been a strong clinician since the beginning of her residency training and showed an early interest in medical education. Her interests in teaching and medical education became more formalized at the end of her PGY1 year when she co-designed (with Dr. Eric Wong) and completed a 4-week medical education elective where she completed reading assignments around theories and principles of teaching and learning, one-on-one clerk and PGY1 resident supervision, small group teaching sessions with clerks and residents and reflective exercises.
Dr. Laslo has also engaged in a medical education research study entitled "Becoming a Family Medicine Resident Teacher: a Qualitative Study" where she and a partner analyzed focus group transcripts to gain an understanding how a family medicine resident acquires the role of a teacher and what can be done to support this transition. Her project has been presented as an oral presentation at 2012 Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day, 2012 North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference, and as a poster at 2012 Family Medicine Forum.
We are most delighted that Dr. Laslo has been accepted into our 2013-14 PGY3 Academic Family Medicine Program to further pursue scholarship in medical education and refinement in teaching skills. We have every confidence that she will excel as an educator in the future