Paying Tribute to Satyam, Candace, and Matthew
In a short period of time, the PGME community has sadly experienced the tragic loss of three of our learners. The positive impact they had, and contributions made during their residency at McMaster will continue to inspire many. They will be missed but always remembered. We recognize how difficult these last few months have been and encourage anyone who is struggling to reach out for help and support.
~ The PGME office
Satyam completed his PGY1 year in Psychiatry in June 2022. He was well-known for his warmth and kindness and commitment to improving health care for our community. Satyam was a staunch advocate for the wellbeing of students as well his patients. He was active in trying to erase the stigma related to mental health disorders.
Satyam’s tribute is available on the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences webpage.
Candace was a PGY3 resident in Pediatrics. She was a leader in her program and a constant source of support for her peers and juniors. She was committed to changing the world around her, as reflected by her activism in climate change and ensuring its inclusion in residency education. Anyone who met Candace described her as a warm. vibrant individual who inspired and motivated all those around her.
Candace’s tribute is available on the McMaster Department of Pediatrics webpage.
Matthew was a PGY5 resident in Anesthesia. He was a husband, a father of two, and a colleague and mentor to many who trained with him. As further information and tributes to Matthew become available, the PGME office will share the details with you.