Farewell and best wishes to Dan Dan Shi, first-ever DIME fellow from Shanghai

Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Faculty of Medicine recently bid farewell to fellow Dr. Dan Dan Shi, as she returned to Shanghai. The Department for Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) and the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC) had offered Shi a fellowship beginning in July 2017. This program’s aim was to begin preparing fellows for careers as clinician educators. The program also included training and mentorship in curriculum teaching, in which Shi excelled.

Shi, who had worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Centre Hospital of Changning District and as an assistant to the section chief of the education department at Shanghai’s Tongren Hospital, was an ideal candidate for the fellowship’s inaugural year. With a bachelor’s from Suzhou University’s medical school and a master’s in nutrition and food hygiene, Shi was knowledgeable yet eager to learn. Her excellent work at uOttawa was confirmed when her abstract won an award on Education Research Day.

During her year at the University of Ottawa, Shi befriended many colleagues and became an integral part of the Faculty of Medicine.

“Dan Dan embraced her journey through the fellowship with a passion that no doubt inspired others,” said Kevin Thomas, manager of the uOttawa Skills and Simulation Centre. “She quickly became a fixture at the uOSSC, seeking out every learning opportunity possible. I think I speak for the entire team here when I say she’ll be missed. We look forward to keeping in touch despite her returning home to China.” 

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