Thamesview FHT physician receives teaching award

June 18, 2018

Chatham Daily News article published June 15, 2018 By Daily News Staff A Chatham family physician has been recognized with a prestigious award for her faculty work. Dr. Susan Munro recently received the Schulich Award of Excellence for Faculty in Community/Distributed Sites, from Western University, during an event in London. The award recognizes faculty educators in southwestern Ontario who display exceptional interest and enthusiasm for the learning needs of trainees of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Munro serves as director of medical education with Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and regional academic director with Schulich School of Medicine. "Teaching family medicine residents, who choose our Chatham-Kent site for training, has been a privilege for me and all the family doctors and specialists who are involved,” Munro said in a release. “Teaching helps us keep up-to-date and makes us better physicians. It is also very gratifying to see that many of our residents continue to practice in Chatham-Kent after completing our program.” Munro called this important for an area that had difficulty recruiting physicians in previous years. She completed her residency at McMaster University and has been teaching for Western University for 10 years. CKHA is a teaching site for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, annually accepting three home-based physicians in training. She is a founding member of the Thamesview Family Health Team and developed the practice as a core teaching site for family medicine. Munro also served as site director for the Family Medicine Residency Training program in Chatham-Kent for its first five years and she continues to provide mentorship and teaching to the medical students and residents. "Dr. Munro is a highly valued and respected physician at CKHA and within our community. Her demonstrated leadership, teaching ability and willingness to help learners makes her an exemplary role model and an educational leader," said Lori Marshall, president and CEO, CKHA. "On behalf of CKHA, I extend my sincere congratulations to Dr. Munro for her ongoing commitment to CKHA and the healthcare community as a whole." Click here to access the Chatham Daily News article