Dauphin physician Dr. Scott Kish was recently named as one of 13 recipients of the Rural Physicians of Canada Rural Service Award. The Rural Service Award recognizes physicians who live and work in rural Canada and who have served rural communities for 10 or more years. Physicians must have been members of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) for the last 5 years in order to be eligible for the award.
Dr. Kish told the Dauphin Herald: “It is nice to get the recognition of being in a community such as Dauphin for as long as he has adding, he first came to Dauphin over 20 years ago.” Originally, from Calgary, Dr. Kish came to Dauphin to begin his residency in July 1998.
In what has now come full circle, Dr. Kish is the current site director for the Parkland Residency Program and he sees himself as a role model and mentor for younger doctors starting out on their careers. He remains committed to dedicating time to teaching within the Parkland Family Medicine Residency Unit.
Dr. Kish will receive his award at the SRPC’s annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course in Niagara Falls, Ontario in April 2021.
In 2018, Dr. Kish received the College of Family Physicians of Canada —Family Physician of the Year honour for Manitoba.