Dr. Ross Morton receives Maritime Resident Doctors Excellence in Teaching award

Saint John, Feb. 24, 2021 – Maritime Resident Doctors is pleased to announce that Dr. Ross Morton is this year’s winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Morton works within the Medical Teaching Unit (MTU) in Saint John with our cohort of Internal Medicine Residents at that site.

Maritime Resident Doctors presents the Excellence-in-Teaching Award annually to one deserving team leader who exemplifies their skills in patient care, teaching and interactions with residents.

Dr. Morton was nominated by the Internal Medicine residents in Saint John. 

“Dr. Morton is a strong advocate for bedside teaching and consistently arranges sessions during his weeks on the MTU,” his nomination reads. “He guarantees his questions are tailored to reflect each learner’s level, ranging from medical students to senior residents, and is always open to our questions and discussion around the teaching topic. Importantly, his teaching sessions are practical and evidence based. It is clear he strives to keep his knowledge up to date so that his teaching sessions are informative.”

In addition to his bedside teaching, Dr. Morton was also praised by his residents for his dedicated teaching sessions.

“Each week, he creates a patient case that is written in a royal college exam format that learners work through under his guidance,” his nomination says. “At the end of the case discussion, Dr. Morton provides key, take home learning points and also distributes an article on the case topic. In our third year, he runs OSCE-based stations with the goal of helping us succeed with our oral royal college exam. This level of direct, supervised, problem-based learning is unparalleled.”

Beyond providing teaching opportunities, Dr. Morton is also praised for his work providing feedback to the residents and helping them grow throughout their residency.

“Dr. Morton’s commitment to resident wellbeing and professional growth is another reason why he is deserving of this award,” his nomination says. “He develops a strong, mentoring relationship with residents including devoting time to provide us with specific, constructive feedback. He frequently and enthusiastically observes our patient encounters, provides tailored feedback and completes evaluations for our competency-based learning.”

One aspect of winning the award, was the prize of a $500 donation to be made in the winner’s name to a charity of their choice. Dr. Morton selected Médecins Sans Frontières, the international non-profit dedicated to providing care in conflict zones and areas impacted by disease.


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