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General Surgery Resident Receives Resident Educator Award from Medical Students

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Dr. Brian Gilmore with a medical student in the Surgery Technique and Review (STAR) course

Dr. Brian Gilmore, General Surgery Resident, has received the 2018 Resident Educator Award from medical students in the surgery clerkship. This award is given annually to a resident nominated by medical students based on the resident’s commitment to enhancing student education and surgical training.

According to Kyle Freischlag who presented Dr. Gilmore with the award, “This award is meant to recognize not only teaching on the wards and in the operating room, but also innovation in teaching methods and dedication to student betterment.”

This fall, Dr. Gilmore served as a Sabiston Teaching Scholar, providing mentorship, lectures, and surgical skills training to medical students. Last spring, as a member of the Surgical Education Research Group (SERG), Dr. Gilmore helped lead the Surgery Technique and Review (STAR) course, a 2-week preparatory course for students interested in a career in surgery.

“Brian Gilmore has been instrumental in shaping the surgery clerkship and improving this experience for medical students by helping to implement the ‘Teaching Scholar’ role, helping establish the surgical skills competition, along with many other projects,” says Kyle. “He has also assisted many students in crafting and implementing various surgical education projects through their extensive work with the Surgical Education Research Group.”

On the anonymous nomination form, one medical student wrote of Dr. Gilmore, “This resident’s enthusiasm for surgery is truly contagious. He clearly loves teaching medical students and is an excellent role model. He was a joy to work with during my rotation and was an endless source of encouragement and optimism. I couldn't have asked for a better Teaching Scholar!”

Congratulations to Dr. Gilmore!