Mel’s current and past work in trans health centres around improving patient care and health equity for trans people.
Mel has been involved in creating educational materials for healthcare workers and healthcare students in the field of pharmacy and medical imaging. After obtaining their certification as a medical radiation technologist, Mel entered the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of British Columbia where they are currently a student.
Projects that Mel has been involved in include being a member of the working group that created Identity Matters: Affirming care for LGBTQ2S+ patients, a course that teaches medical radiation technologists how to provide better care for patients who are LGBTQ2S+ and creating content as part of the BC Community Advocates Program.
Mel approaches trans health through a strength-based lens and strives to integrate care that is gender affirming into the clinical space.
Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, registered clinical counsellors, and registered health care professionals are invited to join Mel Tsai on the September 9th Mentorship Call. This Zoom meeting will provide an opportunity for sharing of information and resources, clinical discussion and professional networking.
Trans Care BC’s Clinical Mentorship Call is held every Thursday from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). If you would like to be involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on our distribution list. Meeting minutes will be made available to all members.