Amy NakajimaMD, FRCSC, MSc
Dr. Amy Nakajima completed her undergraduate medical education at the University of Alberta and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Saskatchewan, receiving her Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) certification in 2000.
Amy currently lives and works in Ottawa, the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People. Seeking to be a critical ally, she strives to be mindful of the legacy of colonialism and to promote reconciliation in the work she undertakes, as a clinician, as a teacher, and as an educator.
Amy has completed a MSc in Human Factors and System Safety (Lund University) and was accepted in the inaugural cohort of the DrPH Program at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto). She is an active clinician-teacher, participating in didactic, small group, and simulation-based teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Ottawa. She regularly provides faculty development workshops, both locally and at national simulation and medical education conferences.
Amy is a member of the Educational Innovation Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Bruyère Continuing Care, and the Ethics and Equity Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
A focus of her clinical and academic activities is working with patients who are disadvantaged and for whom social determinants of health constitute barriers to receiving safe and effective care. She provides community-based care at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and at Bruyère Continuing Care.
Amy has played major roles in creating new online Simulation Canada faculty development courses and in revising and transforming Simulation Canada offerings and transforming them into online formats. Most recently, she participated in the development of the Virtu-WIL program of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CiCAN), on which Simulation Canada was an active collaborator, as its Chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.