On Thursday it was announced that Dr. Christina Cookson of London has been named the 2015 Resident Teacher of the Year by the Ontario College of Family Physicians.

The award to Dr. Cookson recognizes outstanding teaching skills and a commitment to education, and coincides with Family Doctor Week.

The week is used as an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of family doctors to the well-being of their patients.

“Dr. Cookson is an exceptional teacher to her fellow family medicine residents and medical students,” said Dr. Cathy Faulds, OCFP President in a release.

“She is a role model who is able to build strong relationships with learners and helps them develop their skills and achieve greater levels of competency,” says Dr. Faulds.

Dr. Cookson is currently pursuing a master of clinical science degree in family medicine and is a faculty member at Western University.