Celebrating student success at History of Medicine Days Conference

Congratulations to eight Schulich Medicine students who were presented with awards at the annual History of Medicine Days Conference in Calgary.

Public Health/Women’s History

  • Ranjanna Bhattacharjee, Medicine Class of 2018 – Third Place
  • Vanessa DeMelo, Medicine Class of 2017 – Second Place
  • Nick Cormier, Medicine Class of 2017 – First Place

Best Use of Audio/Visual

  • Daniel Stojanovic, Medicine Class of 2018 – Third Place
  • Nicole Arseneau, Medicine Class of 2018 – Second Place
  • Adam Kwinter, Medicine Class of 2019 – First Place

Best Poster Presentation

  • Michael Chen, Medicine Class of 2018 – Third Place

Best Overall Presentation

  • North de Pencier, Medicine Class of 2019 – Third Place

This year, a record number of 14 students were invited to present at the national conference, which attracts medical students from across the country to present their work on the history of medicine. Topics included HIV-AIDS anonymous testing, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, popularity of homeopathic medicine, drug regulations and newborn hearing screening issues.

“We continue to be impressed with the level of student engagement and reflection on medicine, past and present, and the role of physician as healer and as professional,” said Shelley McKellar, PhD, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at Western University.

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is also hosting the History of Medicine Colloquium on Wednesday, March 23, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Many of the award-winning students will be presenting at the Colloquium.