December Cedar Award: Dr. Marlowe Haskins

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Marlowe Haskins on receiving the December Cedar Award. Marlowe is a long-standing family doctor, and is the rural director for the Postgraduate Program. He was nominated by Larissa McLean.

From Larissa:

Marlowe is a dedicated and enthusiastic preceptor in his community. He provides excellent guidance to all family practice residents when it comes to their rural training and career goals.

He organizes the Essential Surgical Skills Course every year for over 30 rural family practice R2s and he recruits colleagues from across rural BC to help lead interactive, hands on, relevant sessions for learners. Every year the course evolves and improves, and it is routinely seen as a highlight of training for the residents. The course in October 2023 was a success, with 100% of resident respondents saying they would recommend this course to their colleagues. Marlowe’s passion for rural medicine is clearly seen through his efforts to bring this course together; he even has physicians asking to teach next year! The program is fortunate to have him lead this course.

This year, resident praise of the course included that it was “one of the highlights of my educational career. Perfectly paced, packed with learning, lots of respect for our time and interests. It was such a treat to have rural preceptors teaching this because it really changes management of the patients when you are out on your own. Overall 10/10 and I wish I could do this course again!”

As a resident of Smithers, BC, he enjoys spending time canoeing, hiking and running.

Please join us in congratulating Marlowe!