Dr. John Desmond Award

Dr. John DesmondThe Dr. John Desmond Award was established in 1994 to recognize excellence in clinical teaching of undergraduate students. Dr. Desmond was widely acknowledged for his insight and mentoring of medical students. Toronto General Hospital – 1965-1995. The award is presented annually to a Department of Anesthesia faculty member who is judged to be an outstanding clinical teacher of undergraduate students. An individual may receive this award only once in any ten year period.

Nomination criteria may include:

  • Excellent teaching record over a period of at least three years
  • Excellence in clinical teaching, lecturing, and tutoring
  • Demonstrated interest and activity to improve teaching
  • Demonstrated interest in helping students to learn
  • Teaching innovations designed to improve learning
  • Involvement in educational research
  • Active involvement in education committees and/or administration

Faculty members in the Department of Anesthesia and medical students are invited to nominate candidates. Medical students wishing assistance in a nomination should contact their site coordinator.

Award Winners