The award is presented annually to an MCC council, staff or committee member whose collaboration has contributed to the vision and mission of the MCC in an extraordinary manner.
Dr. Touchie notes that she was touched to receive this particular honour. “Dr. Levasseur was an exemplary physician, so to be given this award is very humbling,” says Dr. Touchie, adding “I would never have accomplished as much without our incredible team at MCC, so this award is also for them.”
Dr. Touchie is a full professor in the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine with a cross-appointment to the Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME). She has made numerous outstanding contributions to assessment methods and competency-based medical education, ensuring doctors across Canada have the skills required to care for their patients safely and effectively.
She recently retired from her position as chief medical education officer with the MCC, a post she has held since 2013 following numerous previous appointments with the MCC beginning in 1996.
Among the many notable achievements throughout her career, Dr. Touchie served as physician lead for MCC’s Blueprint Project, working internally with various departments and externally with 13 groups of stakeholders in a major collaborative undertaking that reshaped Part I and II of the MCC Qualifying Examination (MCCQE). The Blueprint guides the formulation of these key examinations through an evidence-based approach, identifying core competencies that practicing physicians must possess regardless of specialty.