Lakeridge Health Physician Recognized as a National Leader in Education

Posted on Monday April 30, 2018
Randy Wax

Dr. Randy Wax honoured for his work with Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences at Lakeridge Health.

Oshawa – Dr. Randy Wax has been selected by the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) to receive a 2018 Certificate of Merit Award, recognizing excellence and commitment to medical education.

Dr. Wax is the Regional Director of Clinical Education at Lakeridge Health, where he oversees the training of more than 240 medical students and residents from Queen’s University each year at the hospital. 

“Randy is extremely passionate about teaching and has devoted much of his career to generously sharing his knowledge and expertise with others,” said Dr. George Buldo, VP of Medical and Academic Affairs at Lakeridge Health. “He has been a major driving force behind our Academic Mission and the growth of our cutting-edge LHEARN Centre and I can think of no one more deserving of this recognition.”

As Regional Director of Clinical Education, Dr. Wax leads the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development education programs of Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences at Lakeridge Health. This includes the development of a new comprehensive clinical clerkship program where some of Queen’s University medical students in their last year of training will complete their entire clinical training at Lakeridge Health. 

 “I’m honoured to receive this recognition of my contributions from the Canadian Association for Medical Education.  Providing high-quality education within our Lakeridge Health network helps us provide world-class care and encourages innovation. We learn as much from our students as we teach, thanks to their fresh perspective and enthusiasm,” noted Dr. Wax.  “I’ve been lucky to work with such an outstanding group of education partners at Queen’s University and Lakeridge Health to help advance health professional education in Durham Region.”

Dr. Wax and other winners of the 2018 Certificates of Merit from across Canada were officially recognized at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Halifax.

About Dr. Randy Wax

Dr. Wax is a practicing Critical Care specialist and Section Chief for Critical Care and Resuscitation at Lakeridge Health.  He has also helped guide evolving education and research activities at Lakeridge Health as the Medical Director of Academic Affairs. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Regional Director of Clinical Education for Queen’s University, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and locally as Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.  Dr. Wax teaches through local and international lectures, is an active researcher and has published numerous papers and book chapters in the areas of medical education, healthcare simulation, cardiac arrest, septic shock, disaster management and end-of-life care. Dr. Wax has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and won numerous awards from the Society of Critical Care Medicine for his leadership in education, clinical care and international disaster management.


Quick facts:

  • Lakeridge Health helped train 331 medical trainees and 1956 students in 2017.
  • Approximately 70% of all medical learners from Queen’s University receive their training at Lakeridge Health.
  • The LHEARN Centre is also the academic home in Durham Region to Queen’s Family Medicine Program, helping train eight new residents each year in Bowmanville, Oshawa and Port Perry.


For more information contact:

Lakeridge Health Communications

T. 905.576.8711 extension 4317