A true scholar from the beginning, Dr. Rahim was the proud recipient of the Governor General’s Bronze Medal in 1996, recognizing scholastic excellence.
Her academic journey continued at Queen’s University, where she excelled in Life Science. Graduating with honours in 2000, she further marked her brilliance by securing a spot on the Dean’s List.
The drive to make a significant impact led her to the University of Toronto. By 2004, she graduated with honours from UofT Medicine and clinched the Excellence in Family Medicine Award the same year.
Not just limited to academics, Dr.Alya Rahim’s journey at Sunnybrook and Women’s College for her residency was just the beginning. Demonstrating her leadership and expertise, she served as the Chief Resident in Family Medicine from 2004 to 2006 at Sunnybrook Hospital.
In 2008, her teaching prowess was nationally recognized. She won the Department of Family and Community Medicine Undergraduate Education Program’s “Excellence in Teaching in the FMLE.” A nomination for this accolade by students and faculty speaks volumes of her dedication and impact in the world of medicine.
Among her numerous achievements, Dr. Alya Rahim considers being the mom of 2 wonderful children as her most honourable achievement.