Prober Wins Royal College Award

May 5, 2003

Dr. Mark Prober, of our department, has been selected as the recipient of the 2003 Mentor of the Year Award for Region 2 (Manitoba/Saskatchewan), by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

This prestigious award is given to a Fellow of the RCPSC who has actively provided role models for medical students, residents, and other Fellows of RCPSC.

The terms of reference for the award include: The Regional "Mentor of the Year" Award was established to acknowledge Fellows who have demonstrated a long standing commitment to the welfare of patients and to high standards of excellence in clinical care and ethical conduct. The nominee will not only have been a role model to residents and/or Fellows but his or her mentorship will have had a long-lasting impact on their career. The award is in recognition of the qualities of a "professional", as described in CanMEDS.

In the notice of award letter to Dr. Prober from the RCPSC, it was noted, "The committee supported your nomination for your longstanding dedication to the welfare of your patients, particularly as reflected in your capacity as Director of Faculty Counselling Services. It was also noted that you have been instrumental in bringing the psychotherapeutic program within the Department of Psychiatry to a position of quality and national recognition."

Dr. Jeff Reiss, Chair of RCPSC RAC2 (left), presented Dr. Mark Prober (right) with the award on May 5, 2003 at the Manitoba Psychiatric Association, Annual General Meeting.