Selected each year by the graduating medical class at McGill University, the Osler Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes an extraordinary educator who made a lasting impact on the cohort over the course of their four years of medical school. For the Class of 2021, that person is Dr. Michael Stein, Associate Professor in the Department of Rheumatology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Originally from Toronto, Dr. Stein obtained his medical degree at McGill in 1992, before completing his Internal Medicine training and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of Toronto. A consultant Rheumatologist at St. Mary’s Hospital Center and the McGill University Health Centre, Dr. Stein is involved in many teaching activities at McGill for both medical students and residents/fellows.
Dr. Stein is also the past president of CRUS (the Canadian Rheumatology Ultrasound Society) and continues to instruct and lecture on synovial sonography to rheumatology trainees and fellow rheumatologists. He is the Chair of Rheumatology fellowship exam committee for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
“As a clinician who believes that physicianship is a paramount quality in our graduates, I am honoured to be chosen by the Medical Class of 2021 for this award,” says Dr. Stein. “For me it is an immense privilege to instruct medical students and every day I reflect on how the educational relationship goes both ways; teacher and learner growing together to improve. To the Class of 2021, I wish you all the best in your bright careers. Thank you for selecting me for the Osler Teaching Award.”
Congratulations Dr. Stein!
June 16, 2021