MD/PhD Class Co-President

The MD/PhD Class Presidents represent the needs and interests of UofT's sizeable MD/PhD community. We lead our class council and collaborate with faculty and the Medical Society to advocate for our students' needs.

Sara Mirali

MD/PhD Class Co-President

About Me

I came to Toronto after completing my undergraduate degree at McGill. In my spare time, I love staying active and biking around the city. I also enjoy writing and editing and have been involved in various student publications.

-Roll out the newly implemented IDP (Individual Development Plan) to all MD/PhD students

-Reduce issues students face when transitioning back to medicine from graduate school

-Piloting new mentorship initiatives to connect MD/PhD students and clinician-scientist alumni

Year Plan and Goals

Reasons to Contact Me

1. If you have questions/comments about the MD/PhD program
2. If you have questions/comments regarding the CREMS pod
3. If you have questions regarding combining research and medicine

Project Pods

CREMS

Alex Dhaliwal

MD/PhD Class Co-President

About Me

I'm a 5th year MD/PhD student currently in the PhD phase of my program. I work in a nanomedicine lab designing drug loading systems for solid tumour targets (similar technology to the lipid-mRNA vaccines for COVID-19) that utilize a microbubble-mediated focused ultrasound delivery platform. When I'm not in the lab, you might find me cooking, failing to escape from escape rooms, or playing guitar to my two cats.

Year Plans and Goals

Facilitate seminar series for MD/PhD students, ensure longitudinal and peer mentorship programs operate smoothly, continue pilot for Individual Development Plan as new aspect of MD/PhD curriculum, pilot pod-based mentorship initiative for MD/PhD-CIP students and alumni starting Spring 2022, work with new CREMS director to ensure prior student feedback is integrated into programming of research opportunities relevant to ALL MD students

Reasons to Contact Me

Concerns related to MD/PhD student body, interest in collaborating / working with the program

Project Pods

CREMS & Research Promotion