Our 3rd Winter Forum is a special double bill presentation titled An Academy Pioneer in Women’s Medicine. There will be a screening of the documentary, The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen, which will be followed by a Q & A with former Academy member, Dr. Cohen herself.
Dr. May Cohen graduated as a gold medalist from the University of Toronto’s medical program and followed her internship with a fellowship in endocrinology from the Medical Research Council of Canada. After 19 years in a busy family practice with her husband in Toronto, she decided to pursue her passion for teaching by accepting a position at McMaster University, which allowed her to teach undergraduates as well as residents. She also managed to maintain a clinical practice. In this setting that combined academic and clinical work, she became a highly respected pioneer in the field of women and medicine, developing sound theories and practices in issues that affect women’s health.
Among many awards, she was inducted into the Medical Hall of Fame in 2016, and invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2017.