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Designed by Soumaya Bouhout, Amina Yasmine Acher, Dr. Andre Ali-Ridha.

New Content and Updates by Ali Salimi and Dr. Andre Ali-Ridha

Last updated September 2019

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Dr. Andre Ali-Ridha

Dr. Ali-Ridha is the fifth year Chief resident in Ophthalmology at McGill University. One of his passions is teaching which motivated him to become involved in improving the TCP curriculum. He was behind the idea of creating the educational videos to enhance medical student learning. He also designed and integrated the online learning platform which he worked on with Soumaya. His many academic awards speak for themselves including his McGill Medical Student Teaching award, as well as his Excellence in TCP award and he was recently nominated for the 2018 Excelsior award and the John Ruedy award for Innovation in Medical Education from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. 

Team leader and Senior Resident, McGill University

Dr. Marino Discepola

Dr. Discepola is currently a full-time Ophthalmologist and is the course director of the TCP curriculum. He is the main supervisor of the TCP learning platform and his goal is to make the course one of the leading Ophthalmology curriculums in the country. His excellent teaching skills and devotion to developing medical student knowledge ensures that the TCP program continuously improves and stays up to date with evolving technology. 

Course director

Soumaya Bouhout

Soumaya is the leading medical student in this project and hoped to integrate her interest in Ophthalmology, technology and education through this platform. She believes that the more approachable a content is, the easier you can integrate it into your learning style. Along with her many attributes, she is very outgoing and exceptionally hard-working  helping develop and edit the quizzes, website and videos in less then 2 weeks.  She has great team-work skills and is a pleasure to work with in the clinic with a strong knowledge base in Ophthalmology.  

Appart from medicine, Soumaya is passionate about horseback riding, which she continues practice on a regular basis. 

Leading medical student, McGill University, Class 2019

Gerardo Discepola

Gerardo is another pillar of this project whose dedication, perfectionism, and passion for ophthalmology played a key role in advancing this work. His numerous academic and research awards in the field are a testament to his work ethic. In addition to ophthalmology, Gerry also has a passion for sports. As a medical student, Gerry has continued to play hockey, and currently represents McGill on the medical hockey team

Medical Student, McGill University Class of 2020

Ali Salimi

Ali is well-known for his charismatic personality and dedication to getting things done. He is full of energy and very positive in addition to being an exceptional team player. His strong technical skills behind the ophthalmic skills series videos are the main reason why the videos are of such great quality. He envisions himself as a future Ophthalmologist and despite being a busy medical student he currently also juggles his own full-time, busy restaurant business with a passion for cooking great food with even better hospitality. 

Medical student, McGill University, Class 2020

Dr. Ayman Aljohani

R3 representative

Dr. Fares Alsaleh

R2 representative

Natasha Lattimore

Natasha is the coordinator of the entire TCP curriculum. Thanks to her, more than a 150 students rotate smoothly through the different sites in Ophthalmology each year. She has played a pivotal role in connecting the TCP platform directly to the Faculty of Medicine. Through her strong work ethic and enduring commitment to medical student teaching she has single handedly improved the TCP course over the last few years. She is one of the most compassionate staff in the program as she consistently helps listen to and care for medical students and residents throughout the program. 

TCP administrator & Residency program director

Dr. Devinder Cheema

TCP site director -MAEC

Dr. Chantal Ares

TCP site director - JGH

Dr. Ayesha Khan

TCP site director - MCH

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Three Clinical sites : 

- McGill Academic Eye Centre:

5252 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Montreal, QC, H4A 3J1

Jewish General Hospital, Ophthalmology clinic (L400): 

3755 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC H3T 1E2

Montreal Children's Hospital: 

1001 Boulevard Décarie, Montréal, QC H4A 3J1



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