William Schreiber (1996)

schreiberAffiliation at the time of the award: University of British Columbia.

Citation: Over the last 10 years, Wes Schreiber has had an effect on nearly every aspect of medical education at the University of British Columbia. He has participated in undergraduate medical education, undergraduate technology education, summer student research supervision, residency training and postgraduate continuing education. More recently, he has become a key figure in the design and implementation of a new curriculum for the UBC School of Medicine. He served on the Committee that developed the plan and is now chair of the Committee charged with developing the first 13 weeks of the new program. In addition to curriculum development, he has served on several other committees that oversee resident training, both at UBC and nationally.

In the classroom, Wes Schreiber is full of enthusiasm and eagerness to have his students participate and learn. He tries to create an informal and friendly atmosphere with the expecta tion that each student will respond with a good effort. His teaching expertise and interest is widely acknowledged and appreciated by medical students, residents, and faculty colleagues. His students ratings are exceptional and are reflected in his repeated recognition by the second and third year undergraduate medical students who have honored him in 1989, 1992 and 1993 with their Teaching Excellence Award. More recently, the University of British Columbia recognized his accomplishments through the University Killiam Award for Excellence in Teaching.