Michael Mak

About

Michael (Mike) Mak is an ophthalmology resident here at the University of Calgary. Originally from Hong Kong, he completed his undergraduate education in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program at McMaster University and upon graduating, worked with Dr. Varun Chaudhary as a clinical research assistant. He then completed his medical degree from the University of Toronto and matched to Calgary for Ophthalmology Residency.

Mike is co-author on multiple scientific publications and grants, and has also won the Physician Mentorship and Teaching Award in 2020 for his residency education initiatives in ophthalmology. He created Ophtho Explorer to help improve ophthalmic education and resources for other residents in Canada and across the world.

Research and clinical interests: Medical Education, 3D printing

Ophthalmology Resident, PGY-5: 2017-Present

Chief Resident : 2020-2021

University of Calgary, Calgary AB

Doctor of Medicine: 2013-2017

University of Toronto, Toronto ON

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honors): 2008-2013

Global Health Specialization

McMaster University, Hamilton ON

Runner-up, Best Clinical Research Project, University of Calgary Department of Surgery Surgeon’s Day (2021)

Winner, Best Clinical Paper, University of Calgary Ophthalmology Research Day (2021)

Winner, Provincial Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta (PARA) Resident Physician Mentoring and Teaching Award (2021)

Honorable Mention, Provincial Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta (PARA) Resident Physician Mentoring and Teaching Award (2020)

Wilkinson Scholarship, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine (2017)

Drs. Ann and Carl Witus Award, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine (2014)

University Senate Scholarship, McMaster University (2011)

Damian Miguel Headley Award, McMaster University (2011)

Winner, Agfa-Gevaert Healthcare Innovation Challenge (2010)

Dean’s Honor List, McMaster University (2009-2012)

Ontario Queen Elizabeth II University Entrance Scholarship (2008)

Research projects

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