Foot Notes Blog


November 2011

The joys of being a clinical instructor

Nov 9, 2011 1:44 PM
Peter Guy

On November 2, 2011, I was honored to receive a student nominated award for "Excellence in Clinical Instruction and Supervision" affectionately called the “Crystal Apple”.  It was presented to me during a clinical instructor professional development day at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto.  During my award presentation,  the letter from the nominating student was read out to the audience.  It was a humbling experience to hear how you can affect the student learning experience.  Over my lifetime I have been blessed by the knowledge and skills taught to me by teachers from primary school right through to my professional degree.  I have also been exposed to many ideas and techniques by my colleagues during my professional career.  I hope, I have pass on some of these learning experiences from past teachers or colleagues to my past and present students.  The following quote sums up what I hope to impart to a student. "Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it and virtue is doing it" (David Starr Jordan). Thank you for the award.




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