Introducing our Guyanese Faculty!On February 9, 2020
In 2018, Inspire Through Clinical Teaching was invited to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation by Dr. Alex Harvey and the Institute of Health Sciences Education to hold our first ever teaching course in Guyana.
Four Canadian faculty from Ottawa, Niagara, and Hamilton taught an interprofessional, interdisciplinary group of thirty-two consultants, senior registrars, residents and nurses. We had some amazing conversations about the challenges and opportunities of teaching, mentoring, and growing the next generation of Guyanese clinicians. I remember being almost brought to tears by some of the comments made during our certification ceremony.
In 2019 we were lucky to recruit three of our course participants as co-faculty along with Dr. Rao and Dr. Rastogi from Ottawa.
And here we are having just completed our third course in January 2020 with a fully trained local Guyanese faculty: Dr. Aneisha Moore-Thorne (Family Medicine), Dr. Ravi Motilall (General Surgery), Dr. Dev Persaud (Internal Medicine), Dr. Navin Rambaran (General Surgery), Dr. Esan Reid (Emergency Medicine), Dr. Winsome Scott (Pediatrics), and Dr. Diana Singh (Pediatrics).
I am so thankful for this team and all their hard work and dedication! They’ve attended our Inspire Faculty Development Days, they’ve spent hours of their own time (and even vacation!) preparing for and teaching the course, they’ve delivered content, organized logistics, given participants, each other, and me very insightful feedback, and have started some important discussions on how to make this course sustainable in Guyana. I am so excited to continue working with them and can’t wait to see what they do next.
Thank you again for a wonderful week!