Dr. Rose Hatala receives Medical Council of Canada Award

Dr. Rose HatalaDr. Rose Hatala receives the award. is the recipient of the 2019 Medical Council of Canada (MCC)’s Outstanding Achievement Award in the Evaluation of Clinical Competence.

A professor in the department of medicine at UBC and a general internist and palliative care physician at St. Paul’s Hospital, she is recognized for demonstrating sustained excellence in Canadian health care and health care research. The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and vital achievement in the field of assessment and evaluation of clinical and professional competence in the health professions. This award is unique as it recognizes a broad range of health disciplines.

“I’m thrilled and honoured to have been selected for this award,” says Dr. Hatala. “Students, residents and ultimately patients are the focus of my educational endeavours and I am continually learning from them and being inspired by them. I am extremely fortunate to have had great mentorship and support throughout my career from my colleagues in medicine and education. It’s a privilege to be part of this collaborative and supportive academic community.”

Dr. Hatala is also the director of the Centre for Health Education Scholarship’s (CHES’) Clinical Educator Fellowship. She joins 13 other recipients who have been recognized with this prestigious award since 2001.