Kaid van Kampen Awarded the 2023 COA Diversity in Leadership Scholarship

We are proud to share that UBC Orthopaedics PGY1 Resident, Dr. Kaid van Kampen, has been awarded the 2023 Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) Diversity in Leadership Scholarship!

“I am excited to receive COA’s Diversity in Leadership Scholarship. Much of my focus in orthopaedics has been around investigating the ways women and gender non-comforting individuals face barriers to entering the field and I will be continuing my research/leadership in that area. I am attending Canadian Women in Medicine leadership conference this November and am excited to develop my leadership skills.”

An exerpt from Kaid’s essay: “I didn’t expect myself to fall in love with orthopedics as it was presented as the specialty for men, mechanics, and jocks, of which I am none. There were times where I wondered if the specialty would be accepting of my identity and considered switching specialties. Now as a first-year resident, I want to continue to build my leadership skills in diversity, equity and inclusion to not only influence the medical students that rotate through our service but to advocate for systematic changes that prioritizes DEI in orthopedics and across hospital systems.”

– Kaid van Kampen

About the Scholarship:

The Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) is committed to promoting access to leadership opportunities to develop and support underrepresented groups within the Canadian orthopaedic community. In its fourth iteration, applicants may receive up to $500 CAD to attend a leadership course or conference of their choice. The scholarship is open to all membership, including residents, fellows, active surgeons and allied health professionals.

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