Halifax Respirologist Receives Royal College Award for Outstanding Service

    HALIFAX, March 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Royal College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Canada has awarded Dr. Dennis Bowie the Prix d'excellence for
Atlantic Canada. This award of excellence recognizes Fellows of the Royal
College who have made significant contributions as medical educators or
provided outstanding service to their community and to the College.
    According to Dr. Bowie, "I am humbled to have been recognized by my peers
with this award. Over the course of my career I have worked hard to overcome
my deficiencies through learning, to remove barriers for good patient centered
care and to give patients compassionate best treatment. My hope is that
others, especially students and patients, have benefited from my experiences
and knowledge to their betterment. I am appreciative of those who thought me
worthy of this honor in recognizing my efforts - it suggests that others may
share my values. As well I recall the words to me of a senior physician who
indicated "medicine is a humbling experience and the day you forget it you
will be humbled" as I have been many times." Dennis Bowie, MD, FRCPC is
Associate Professor of Medicine at Dalhousie University and Respirologist in
the Department of Medicine with the Capital District Health Authority. In
addition, he is Head of the Atlantic Thoracic Society as well as the past
president of the Canadian Thoracic Society. He also served as Head of the
Division of Respirology from 1991-2001. Dr. Bowie is an exemplary teacher and
clinician. His research interests include asthma, lung disease, respiratory
infections and pulmonary function.
    "The Atlantic Region has many excellent physicians and surgeons whose
outstanding work has contributed to building better health care for patients
and to improving the system for all Canadians," said Minoli Amit, MD, FRCPC,
Chair of the Royal College's Atlantic Region Advisory Committee which awarded
the Prix d'excellence to Dr. Bowie. "Dr. Bowie has not only been a caring
health specialist, he has impressed many people by getting involved in
national associations, by being committed to teaching future specialists, by
going above and beyond the norm."

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is the national,
not-for-profit organization that oversees the medical education of specialists
in Canada by setting high standards for postgraduate medical education and
continuing professional development. In collaboration with health
organizations and government agencies, the College also plays a role in
developing sound health policy in Canada. Royal College Fellows use the
designation FRCPC (for physicians) or FRCSC (for surgeons)-a mark of
excellence recognized worldwide.

For further information:

For further information: and to arrange an interview contact: Charmaine
Gaudet, APR, Director of Communications, Dalhousie Medical School, (902)
494-2735, Fax: (902) 494-6654, charmaine.gaudet@dal.ca; Cecily Wallace, Sr.
Communications Specialist, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada, (613) 730-8177, 1-800-668-3740 ext. 468, Cell: (613) 286-7328,
cwallace@rcpsc.edu, http://rcpsc.medical.org

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