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Aline D. Khatchikian receives the CMA Award for Young Leaders

Aline Khatchikian
This year, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Board of Directors has recognized the commitment and leadership shown by Aline D. Khatchikian by giving her the Award for Young Leaders in the “student” category. Aline is a 5th year student at the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval. Over the past few years, she has given numerous training sessions around the world to engage the next generation of medical professionals in health issues, as well as to promote the importance of social responsibility in medical practice. She also succeeded in getting a motion passed to include a mandatory course on organ donation in all Québec medical curriculums and she is currently giving a course on this subject at Université Laval.

The Award for Young Leaders celebrates the efforts of young physician leaders of tomorrow for their efforts today. It is presented every year by the CMA to two students, two residents and two early career physicians who are members and who have demonstrated exemplary dedication, commitment and leadership in one of the following domains: political, clinical, educational, research or community service. Candidates must have exemplified creativity, initiative and commitment to making a difference, been active and effective at the local, provincial/territorial or national level, and acted as a positive role model for peers and colleagues.

Aline D. Khatchikian was a member of the QMA’s Board of Directors in 2017-2018 and has been involved with the QMA Student Committee since 2014. We congratulate Aline for this recognition of her dedication!