Dr. Sarah-Taïssir Bencharif MD, MJ, CCFP-EM


Dr. Sarah-Taïssir Bencharif MD, MJ, CCFP-EM

Personal E-mail: sarah.bencharif@gmail.com


Medical School:

Queen’s University, Class of 2016


  • Family Medicine (CCFP), McGill University 2016-2018
  • Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM), University of Ottawa 2019

Personal Interests:

  • Writing and journalism
  • Traveling and learning new languages
  • Being outdoors, hiking, and running
  • Cooking and baking
  • Spending time with family and friends

Selected print and broadcast portfolio:


  • College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Medical Student Leadership Award, July 2016
  • Mathews Medal in Family Medicine, Queen’s University, May 2016
  • Edgar Forrester Scholarship-Highest Standing, Queen’s University, May 2016
  • Virginia Parker Prize for Excellence in Psychiatry, Queen’s University, May 2016
  • Pamela C. Williams Memorial Award, Queen’s University, May 2016
  • Henry Kaufman Memorial Prize, Queen’s University, May 2016
  • Ontario Medical Students Association Student of the Month, October 2015
  • Dr. and Mrs. Frank D. Newell Scholarship, Queen’s University, 2013, 2014
  • Ontario Simulation Network SIM-one Student Award (Honourable Mention, best essays), 2014
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC), 2011-2012
  • Ryerson University Graduate Award, 2011-2012
  • Ryerson University Graduate Scholarship, 2010-2011

Fields of Interest

  • International Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency preparedness and disaster response
  • Public health
  • Health of marginalized populations
  • Health and science journalism
  • Narrative medicine
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