Award: Tavis Apramian, MD/PhD Candidate awarded the 2017 CMHF Award

Tavis ApramianCongratulations to Tavis Apramian, MD/PhD Candidate, for being named the 2017 Charles Tabachnick Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award recipient at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

When describing its laureates, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) cites perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit as contributors to their success. And it is those traits that they also celebrate through their Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award, which recognizes medical students who show outstanding potential as future leaders and innovators of health care in Canada.

As this year’s recipient of the Award, Apramian has proven that he has all of these qualities through his passion for education research, leadership and medicine.

“Some of my personal heroes are laureates of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame,” said Apramian. “Receiving the CMHF medical student award feels like a strong suggestion to keep pushing forward in my efforts. I‘m very grateful to have this opportunity.”

After completing his PhD defence in 2015, Apramian began his medical school studies where he is now in his third year of his medical training. Working as part of the Centre for Education Research and Innovation (CERI) at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, his PhD research focused on procedural variation in surgery and its impact on teaching, learning and assessment.

“Tavis is a creative scholar and an engaged leader with boundless potential to change the way we think about medical education and health care in Canada,” said Dr. Christopher Watling, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education. “With humble, thoughtful, and engaged students like Tavis, the future of medicine in Canada is in good hands.”

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