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July 5, 2005
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Dr. Peter MacKean Recognized with Prestigious Awards

Health and Social Services

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Dr. Peter MacKean was recently honoured with the Preceptor of the Year Award and the Prince Edward Island 2005 Family Physician of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding training of medical students and residents and exemplary family medicine practice.

MacKean was presented with the Preceptor of the Year Award by Dalhousie University at their recent Faculty Development Workshop in Halifax. This honour is awarded annually to one family physician in each of the maritime provinces.

Health and Social Services Minister Chester Gillan noted that health educators such as Dr. MacKean make it possible to provide training opportunities in Prince Edward Island to teach and guide medical students throughout their clinical rotation.

“Our ability to recruit more family doctors to PEI is greatly enhanced by enabling prospective physician recruits to spend time working throughout our province directly with Island physicians,” said Minister Gillan. “We can provide medical students and residents with a good understanding of the practice and lifestyle opportunities PEI can offer.”

Since becoming a teaching physician in 1986, MacKean has taught both residents and medical students and has received glowing evaluations from the many who have spent time in his practice. Consistently, students have described their time with him as “an excellent rotation with a wonderful family physician who truly embodies the principles of family medicine.”

MacKean was also presented with the Prince Edward Island’s 2005 Family Physician of the Year Award at the annual meeting of the Prince Edward Island College of Family Physicians at Glasgow Hills recently. “I am very pleased to receive this award and I accept it on behalf of all family physicians on PEI,” said MacKean.

The award recognizes an outstanding College member who exemplifies the best of family medicine, including, exceptional care of patients combined with a significant contribution to the health and well-being of the community and society in general.

MacKean obtained his B.Sc from McGill University in 1977, his MD from Dalhousie University in 1981, his CFPC certification from Dalhousie in 1983 and his fellowship in 1997. MacKean, who has a special interest in sports medicine and palliative care, is a partner in a full family practice in Kensington, PEI. He and his wife, Carolyn, have two daughters.

Several other Island family physicians also teach and guide medical students through family medicine clinical rotations on PEI including: Dr. Phil Hansen, Dr.Cyril Moyse, Dr. Trina Stewart, Dr. George Carruthers, Dr. Ken Coady, Dr. Randy MacKinnon, Dr. Alfred Morais, Dr. David Reid, Dr. Janet Baker, Dr. Andrew Wohlgemut, Dr. Lana Beth Barkhouse, Dr. Ed White, Dr. Adriana Veer, Dr. Jason Thompson, Dr. Frank Estey, Dr. Paul Berrow, Dr. Kathy McNally, and Dr. Declan Rowan.

Media Contact: Darlene Gillis
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