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Jena Hall, MD, MEd

Jena received her medical degree from the University of Toronto in 2014. She entered Queen's OBGYN residency in 2014 and the Clinician Investigator Program in 2015 to complete a Master’s degree in Education. Her work investigated the use of video playback in gynecologic surgical training, specifically the  nature and focus of feedback when video playback is used as a feedback tool. She received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Canadian Graduate Scholarship (Masters) to complete this work. She has presented at the International Conference on Residency Education, a conference with which she has since become integrally involved in planning. Jena has also worked closely with the Queen's Postgraduate Medical Education Office in coordinating resident leadership through the transition to CBME at Queen's. Jena is hoping to pursue a fellowship in urogynecology and continue to do academic work with video playback, surgical coaching and resident leadership in medical education.


Mino R. Mitri, MD, CM, MEd

Mino received his medical degree from McGill University in 2011. He pursued residency in Internal Medicine at Queen's University, where he entered the Clinician Investigator Program in 2013. He completed a Masters of Education in 2015 as part of the CIP, presenting at various conferences his work entitled "Perceptions of Physicians on the Adoption of a Palliative Care Approach in Patients with COPD." He received a grant from the Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation to complete his work. Mino plans on pursuing an academic career in palliative medicine.

Christina Nowik, MD, FRCSC, MPA

Christina received her medical degree from Queen's University in 2011. She entered residency at Queen's University in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2011 and joined the Clinician Investigator Program in 2012, completing a Master of Public Administration in 2013. She was awarded a Physician Services Incorporated Resident Research Grant to fund her thesis research entitled, "Maternal Cardiovascular Health: Understanding Perceptions of Risk and Improving Post-partum Follow-up," which has been presented at national conferences and published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada. Christina is currently completing fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of British Columbia.


Ayca Toprak, MD, MEd

Ayca received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia in 2010.  She pursued her residency in General Surgery at Queen’s University, where she entered the Clinical Investigator Program (CIP) in 2013.   She completed her Masters of Education through Queen’s University as part of the CIP program in 2015. Her research examined the validity of a novel intraoperative workplace-based assessment tool that she was involved in developing called the Surgical Procedure Feedback Rubric.  This work was presented at a number of national and international conferences. Her research interest is in medical and surgical education with a focus on competency based assessments, feedback, and validity.  She was a recipient of the Canadian Graduate Scholarship in 2014. She is interested in pursuing a career in Pediatric Surgery.