McMaster University

McMaster University

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Transgender alumna speaks to med students

Published: November 21, 2017
Dr. Bobbi Lancaster, McMaster medical graduate of 1978

Almost forty years ago, Dr. Robert Lancaster was an intern for chief resident Dr. Paul O'Byrne, now dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.

This fall, Dr. Bobbi Lancaster, a McMaster medical graduate of 1978, family physician in Arizona, professional golfer, author and transgender woman was the keynote speaker at the annual Founders' Dinner for the second year students of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

Her talk about her life, the challenges, her stumbles through medical school including guidance from the late faculty member Dr. Ronald McAuley, her career success, family and her transition at age 60 was warmly received.

"Bobbi is very courageous, a change maker who has a story that is inspirational and builds understanding. I'm very proud of her, and glad she brought her message to our students," said O'Byrne.

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