Dr. Wayne Thai received his Medical Doctorate degree at the University of Alberta and subsequently completed Family Medicine Residency at McGill University in Montreal.
Dr. Wayne Thai grew up in Alberta, Canada and completed most of his schooling from the provincial University with his first degree in the Sciences with a major in Pharmacology. Having completed an honors program in High School, he was then admitted to the University at 17 years of age and from then embarked down a path towards Medicine. As a student, he was involved in numerous activities including hospital inpatient work, community pharmacy work and volunteering. During the summer months, he participated in medical research with a focus on cardiovascular and endocrine physiology. His projects were funded by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and the Ledingham Memorial Scholarship funds and his work resulted in a publication in the American Journal of Physiology, 1994, of which he is an author.
Taking a break from medical research, he traveled to Ghana, Africa as a student volunteer on a Medical Team and was posted in a rural village of Janga, in northern Ghana where he spent two months providing medical services. He arrived in the aftermath of a local tribal war, in one of the most remote and inaccessible part of the world and had to adapt to life without electricity, telecommunications and running water. That one summer provided many life altering moments including surviving the dry season, days of water rationing, witness to disease and suffering and being stranded in the Savannah.
Soon after, he received his Medical Doctorate degree at the University of Alberta and moved to Montreal, Quebec to completed Family Medicine Residency at McGill University. After graduation, he worked for a number of years at the Jewish General Hospital as a hospitalist on the post operative Cardiac and Neurosurgery floors. He was a faculty member of McGill University's Department of Family Medicine and played a role in teaching medical students and residents. Clinical teaching involves direct inpatient care on surgical wards and intensive care step down unit as well as out patient clinics including Family Practice and Methadone Maintenance clinics for substance abuse.
From Montreal, he relocated to Toronto where he was involved in medical education as a community teacher for the University of Toronto's Department of Family Medicine. The faculty offers family medicine elective experience for residents and medical students, many of whom have rotated through his clinic.
He presently works at an urgent care clinic in Toronto and is an examiner for the Medical Council of Canada. He is certified by the Canadian College of Family Physicians and hold Fellowship status.
In his free time, he enjoys an active lifestyle including swimming and international travel.
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