Laureates of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame cite qualities such as perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit as contributors to their success as national and world health leaders. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award recognizes medical students who demonstrate these qualities and show outstanding potential as future leaders and innovators of health care in Canada.
We are so incredibly pleased to congratulate this year’s winner: Linda Lam!
Linda Lam (class of 2020) is a medical student at the University of Manitoba. At the core of her motivationfor advocacy and political action is the desire to strengthen communities and amplify their voices. Prior to medical school, she worked with a diverse group of volunteer organizers as part of 13 Fires Winnipeg to host a monthly conversation series on racial inclusion using facilitated discussions and relationship building activities. As a medical student, she was a co-chair for the Winnipeg Interprofessional Student-run Health (WISH) Clinic, directing an interdisciplinary team that addresses the health and social needs of the Point Douglas community and facilitating an interprofessional learning environment for students. Additionally, she is a member of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s (WRHA) Local Health Involvement Groups, providing feedback and ideas to the WRHA on strategies to deliver healthcare services across the Winnipeg Health Region. Over the last two years, she has co-led the Student Advocacy Committee. Alongside her peers, she developed campaigns that set the stage for 50 medical students to speak with provincial politicians about health policy. From these experiences, Linda believes in the use of creative and innovative approaches to promote a shared vision in health equity.
You can view profiles from other CMHF award winners on their website.