The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame – Award Recipient

Dorothy Yu

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Dorothy completed her BScH in psychology at Queen’s University. Returning home to the University of Manitoba for medical school, Dorothy has been passionate about encouraging student involvement in advocacy initiatives. She co-founded the Student Advocacy Committee, created the Advocacy and Global Awareness Conference, and planned the first Medical Student Provincial Lobby Day in Manitoba. Serving as Global Health Advocate for her school, Dorothy collaborated with students across Canada to create Humans of Pharmacare, an initiative showcasing patient and healthcare worker stories reinforcing the need for a national Pharmacare strategy. Dorothy also chaired the Family Medicine Interest Group, served on the Manitoba College of Family Physicians Executive Committee, and created “Just” a Family Physician, a project highlighting family physicians across Canada in an effort to combat the hidden curriculum. She chaired the Wellness Challenge, and designed a project studying predictors of imposter syndrome in medical students and residents. Dorothy has an interest in public health, and has conducted research on healthcare worker behaviour change as well as LGBTTQI* sexual health. Through her work, Dorothy hopes to promote physician wellness in medical education, and advocate for underprivileged populations.