Dr. Cheryl Goldstein

We asked Dr. Cheryl Goldstein's #GOAT nominator, a medical student who wishes to remain anonymous, to describe why Dr. Goldstein. Here's what we learned.

I can’t think of anyone more deserving of a #GOAT nomination than Cheryl (everyone calls her Cheryl). She is a passionate and dedicated advocate for the wellbeing of medical students at the University of Alberta. In her position as the Associate Dean of Advocacy and Wellbeing, she works tirelessly to support students through their medical school journey. The Office of Advocacy and Wellbeing (OAW) was started under the leadership of Dr. Mel Lewis (a past #GOAT) and is now run by Cheryl.

Under their guidance, this office has become a kind of one-stop shop for medical students to go to for confidential support. Right from the first day of medical school, Cheryl has ensured that we know we always have a place to go, no matter what issue we are facing. Whether it’s an academic, financial or personal challenge, the OAW is always there to help us figure it out. On a more personal note, I can’t tell you how comforting it is to know that I can go to the OAW, and Cheryl will not only provide resources to help me navigate any hurdle I am facing but also support me through the process.

Cheryl is one of the kindest and most understanding people I have met. Not only is she working to change the system to better support the wellbeing of students, but she truly embodies the values she advocates for in all her interactions with students. We are so lucky to have her as our Associate Dean!

Continue reading Dr. Goldstein's profile in the September-October issue of Alberta Doctors' Digest.

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