Teresa Chan has always enjoyed eclectic interests. While completing her degree in immunology at Vic, she served as South House president and participated in numerous extra-curricular activities—including the Victoria College Drama Society and the North American Model United Nations. She then attended U of T’s OISE, received her BEd and went on to medical school at Western University, and finally residency at McMaster University. While she’s a practising emergency physician by night (and sometimes by day), she’s a teacher at heart. In her fourth year of residency, she began a master’s in health professions  education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, as an assistant professor at McMaster University, Chan is able to indulge her love of scholarship and teaching with current medical students. Her academic research focuses on various aspects of emergency medicine, from interpersonal relationships to resident assessment. She also experiments with online teaching.  Chan credits her success to her “unconventional education” and “wonderful teachers.” A self-described ‘meducator,’ she is grateful that she has “been given ample and unique opportunities to try various skills throughout the years.”