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Charles Peter W. Warren History of Medicine Essay Prize: Recipients

2018

Dr. Malika Ladha

Winning paper: Pioneers in the Development of Canadian Plastic Surgery as a Specialty and Field of education: Fulton Risdon, Stuart Gordon and Alfred Farmer

2017

Dr. Alexander Dyck

Winning paper: “Patients, Politics and Psychiatric Classification at Weyburn Mental Hospital: 1921-1948.” [link to PDF of paper – available in English only]

Dr. Dyck is a resident in Psychiatry at the University of Alberta. He was awarded a Hannah Studentship from the Associated Medical Services to work with historian Erika Dyck while attending medical school at the University of Saskatchewan. He has presented on this project to the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and the Alberta Psychiatric Association. As a medical student, he also co-founded the Health Innovation & Public Policy Initiative (HIPPI), which continues to host a popular annual conference on the future of health care in Canada. Originally from Regina, Sask., Alexander holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano from McGill University, where he was a Schulich Scholar.

2016

Dr. Sarah Levitt

Winning paper: Separate, but equal? An examination of physician identities in the era of competency-based medical education

Dr. Sarah Levitt is a psychiatry resident at the University of Toronto. In 2016, Sarah received funding through the Royal College’s Peter Warren History of Medicine Scholarship to conduct research using the Royal College archives and History of Medicine collection. The resulting paper is entitled “Separate, but equal? An examination of physician identities in the era of competency-based medical education”. In a brief interview, Sarah discusses her paper and the research she conducted.