Allyn Walsh, professor of family medicine, has been recognized by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC).
The association named Walsh as a co-recipient of the 2018 AFMC Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada. She shares the honour with Karen Leslie of the University of Toronto.
Walsh is currently president of the Canadian Association of Medical Education. Until recently, she chaired the Faculty Development Education Committee for the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and led the development of the Fundamental Teaching Activities framework, used to prepare and coach teachers for their roles. Walsh joined McMaster faculty in 1988 and has held many educational portfolios, including assistant dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences' Program for Faculty Development.
Walsh will be formally feted on April 29 during the Canadian Conference in Medical Education in Halifax.