2020 Dr. Kitt Turney Award for Resident Wellness

Maritime Resident Doctors is pleased to announce Dr. Alexandra (Ali) Manning (PGY6, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) is the winner of the 2020 Dr. Kitt Turney Award for Resident Wellness.

Formerly known as the Resident Well-Being Award, the award was renamed in 2020 to honour the memory of Dr. Kitt Turney, a former resident who passed away in Dec. 2019. Kitt was an Anesthesia resident from 2013-2018 at Dalhousie and a dedicated leader on the MarDocs team. She was an incredible individual who helped organize many wellness initiatives for residents during her time here, and she was the recipient of this award in 2017. 

A peer-nominated award, the Dr. Kitt Turney Award for Resident Wellness recognizes a resident who makes an outstanding contribution to resident well-being. This includes: being a strong team player, showing respect for peers & patients, dedication, approachability, serving as a role model for balancing work & personal life and enhancing the residency experience through teaching & support of peers.

Dr. Manning's nomination outlined a kind resident, supportive to both her co-residents and patients, and a positive influence.

"She has a positive attitude and looks for ways to bring positivity to the work culture by highlighting the accomplishments and hard-work of others," it reads. "She has used her position as a senior resident on committees to create formal opportunities to recognize others.

"Ali understands supporting other residents is fundamental to achieve a culture of wellness within a residency program and believes in a collegial atmosphere to promote this. She leads by example, and her colleagues appreciate this of her. She is approachable, genuinely cares about her colleagues and her patients, and has made significant contributions to the culture of wellness within our program over the years."

The nomination goes on to outline a resident passionate about providing quality information in her teaching role.

"Ali loves teaching and takes it very seriously," it says. "She enjoys 'making lessons' that enhance the residency experience for her peers. She is able to engage students in working towards common goals to achieve learning outcomes. If you come to one of Ali's sessions, you will not be listening to a PowerPoint presentation for the hour.

"She looks for opportunities to work together as a team and is generous in her work with others. It is her turn to be recognized for all of her hard work."

Congratulations to Dr. Manning for this well-deserved award. 


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