Perth Doctor named Ontario College of Family Physicians Community Teacher of the Year

November 10, 2017 by
Dr. Robin Kennie

Dr. Robin Kennie

Dr. Robin Kennie of Perth has been named the 2017 recipient of the Ontario College of Family Physicians Community Teacher of the Year Award.

Nominated by family medicine residents, students and other healthcare learners, this award celebrates excellence in a community family medicine preceptor for the academic teaching year. Dr. Kennie will be presented the award during the 2017 OCFP Awards Ceremony on November 23 in Toronto.

The announcement comes during Family Doctor Week in Canada, which runs from November 6-11, and is an opportunity to acknowledge the vital work family physicians do to help keep Ontarians healthy. A list of all OCFP awardees is posted on the OCFP website.

“Dr. Kennie highlights the exciting aspects of community medicine and has a positive impact on residents,” said Dr. Maria Khami, Resident Physician, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa. “He provides effective teaching not only on medical topics but also on work-life balance and how to be an effective leader in your local community. I truly view Dr. Kennie as a life-long mentor who I hope to continue to learn from for years to come.”

A well-respected member of his community, Dr. Kennie cares for his patients in a wide range of environments – in his clinic, at the hospital and in the emergency room. He works as an Investigating coroner for the Perth and Smith Falls area and is Chief of the Perth Hospital Emergency Department. His teaching from this broad scope of rural family medicine has been invaluable to his medical students from Queen’s University and residents from the University of Ottawa.

Students who work with Dr. Kennie are impressed with his dedication to his work, his passion for medical education, and his positive relationships with patients.

“As a mentor and role model, Dr. Kennie continues to have a tremendous impact on the medical education of students and residents, building their confidence and competence in delivering compassionate and high-quality care,” said Dr. Glenn Brown, OCFP President. “The health of patients in Perth and elsewhere is all the better for it and it is our privilege to recognize his contributions and achievements through this award.”