Medical Council of Canada

Medical Council of Canada

October 17, 2006 10:37 ET

Physician and Researcher, Dr. Carlos Brailovsky, Receives Outstanding Achievement Award from the Medical Council of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 17, 2006) - Dr. Carlos Brailovsky, Professor of Family Medicine at Laval University Medical School and Director of the Center for Measurement and Evaluation of Health Sciences, is the recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Achievement Award in the Evaluation of Clinical Competence from the Medical Council of Canada (MCC).

"This award is one of the highest honours anyone in Canadian healthcare can receive," said Dr. Dale Dauphinee, Executive Director of the Medical Council of Canada. "It gives me great satisfaction to see that Dr. Brailovsky has been chosen as a recipient as he is a true and shining example of what clinical competency evaluation represents for all healthcare providers and researchers alike."

Dr. Brailovsky, an esteemed physician and prized researcher, received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Buenos Aires in 1961 and then worked for six years at the Cancer Research Center in Paris. In 1963 at the University of Paris, he completed a certificate in Applied Statistics in Medicine. In 1988, he completed a Master's degree in medical education at Laval University. Today, he is an honorary Member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, as well as one of Canada's leading researchers in evaluation of clinical competence, and currently working on his Ph.D. thesis in psychometrics. It is particularly his work and interest in what constitutes effective clinical assessment that earned Dr. Brailovsky this award.

MCC developed the Outstanding Achievement Award to focus on the importance of the evaluation of clinical competence within Canada as part of its commitment to the Canadian public in ensuring safe and accessible healthcare across the country. The award will be presented to Dr. Brailovsky at the MCC's award dinner, to be held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on October 23rd.

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