Dr. Brent Thoma wins leadership award

 Dr. Brent Thoma wins leadership award

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recently announced Dr. Brent Thoma (MAL H 2009) as winner of the 2014 Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership Award. The award is presented annually to a medical resident who has demonstrated leadership in Canadian specialty education and encourages the development of future leaders in medicine.

Dr. Thoma is a fifth year resident in the University of Saskatchewan Emergency Medicine training program. After earning his medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan, he completed the Master of Arts in Leadership (Health) degree at Royal Roads and Medical Simulation at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital.

Throughout his residency, Dr. Thoma pursued a collaborative research program in online medical education, founded the medical education blog BoringEM.org, and developed the FLIP (Fostering Leadership through Innovative Projects) program, a recommendation generated from his RRU research.

The School of Leadership Studies extends sincere congratulations to Brent on this well-deserved honour! Brent will be recognized as a leader and innovator in residency education at the International Residency Education Awards Dinner October 25 in Toronto, part of the 2014 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE).

Lead on, Brent!