Brian Hodges (2001)

hodgesAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Toronto, Psychiatry.

Citation: Brian’s passion for teaching excellence is reflected in the outstanding student ratings of his problem-based approach to teaching, apprentice type teaching, and lecturing to large classes. His leadership in the development of the Relative Ranking Model has led to frequent requests to facilitate at workshops on this effective method of turning constructive feedback into actual learning. Increasingly, he is invited by both national and international educators to provide educational prescriptions. Committed to educational scholarship as an academic focus, Brian is a leader in medical education in not only completing a master’s degree but pursuing a 2-year fellowship in medical education.

Brian is the winner of five education awards since 1997, including the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges Canadian Young Educator Award and the Department of Psychiatry’s Robin Hunter award for post-graduate education.

Brian’s fascination with different aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education has led to numerous grants, articles, book chapters and presentations at meetings on medical education. His development of an extensive -Psychiatric Outreach program in Northern Ontario has been a significant contribution to the education of residents. In numerous learning situations with medical students and with educators, Brian puts into practice his desire to raise the profile of teaching as educational scholarship in his own university and beyond.