Resident Physician of the Month

The Resident Physician of the Month Award is meant to recognize and reward outstanding resident physicians who make exceptional contributions in their academic field while still maintaining their work/life balance.

Interested in nominating someone? Fill out a nomination form here.

January 2021
Dr. Yasamin Mahjoub
University of Calgary
Adult Neurology

I grew up in Tehran, Iran and immigrated to Canada in grade 9. I completed my undergraduate degree neuroscience at the U of C and my MD at the U of, A after which I was fortunate to return to Calgary for neurology residency training.

Currently in my second year, I am ecstatic to be training here and learning from brilliant staff physicians, co-resident physicians and nursing and allied health colleagues.

As a big believer in building community and social connection, I try to engage my colleagues by planning (now virtual) get togethers for my residency cohort. Outside of work, I enjoy music, baking and exploring the Rockies.

I am immensely honoured by this nomination. I am indebted to my parents for all their support and for uprooting their lives and careers and moving to a new country. I am thankful to all the colleagues, mentors and patients who have taught me over the years.

 A colleague had this to say about Dr. Mahjoub:

“Dr. Yasamin Mahjoub is one of the brightest and most hard working individuals who has graced the neurology residency program at the University of Calgary. Her passion, character and intelligence exemplifies the very best of resident physicians. More than being clinically talented, whether she is on neurology or off-service, she is an exceptional collaborator in teams and makes life easier for everyone from senior to junior resident physicians and to medical students. As Past President of her medical school at the University of Alberta, she a natural leader who is also involved in many research projects including ones centered on resident wellness. She loves to teach as much as she loves to learn and combined with her work-ethic, she is truly a source of inspiration.”

Congratulations Dr. Mahjoub!

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