Dr. Preston Smith with the 2018 Aspire-to-Excellence Award. (Photo: Kate Blau)

Medical school receives international ASPIRE award

The College of Medicine was recently recognized with a major award at a prestigious international conference.

Dean of Medicine Dr. Preston Smith accepted the ASPIRE-to-Excellence Award in Social Accountability, while attending the 2018 Association for Medical Education in Europe conference in Basel, Switzerland.

“This award provides incredibly significant and valuable feedback on the great work our college is doing across education, research and community engagement to address the most important health concerns of our province,” he said. “It tells us that our efforts to engage and support Indigenous and under-served communities, with our partners in government, education, research and health care, are on track.”

The award goes to the medical school that has shown international leadership and demonstrated deliberate and sustained efforts to integrate social accountability into all functions.

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