Rachel Goud BScH, MD Candidate

Rachel Goud is a third year medical student at the University of Toronto, native to Edmonton/Calgary having completed her first degree in Neuroscience at the University of Alberta. Passionate for psychiatry, she has been involved extensively in mental health programs across Alberta such as with Alberta Health Services helping deliver a DBT program for emotional dysregulation for families across Alberta, as a mental health advocate with CASA Mental Health, peer mentor with the Center for Autism Services Alberta, as well as worked in computational psychiatry research with her alma mater.  Rachel’s research interests line in investigating novel psychiatric treatments and intersections with neuroscience, including both interventional and psychotherapeutics particularly in the setting of substance use disorders such as cannabis use disorder (CUD). While in Toronto, she has further worked as National Sustainability Manager with the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, closely supporting their Defeat Depression Campaign and as a summer research intern in Forensic Psychiatry at CAMH analyzing youth rehabilitation outcomes. Currently, Rachel is working with CAMH’s Concurrent Outpatient Medical & Psychosocial Addiction Support Services (COMPASS) assessing clinical outcomes in their combined psychotherapy program for CUD. Outside of work, she is an avid skier, runner, and enjoys tutoring high schoolers in math/sciences.


University of Toronto

Principal Faculty:

Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Principal Department/Program:

Doctor of Medicine


Dr. Victor Tang

Key Publications:

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Smoking Cessation: Next Steps for Translation and Implementation into Clinical Practice Jul 2023Psychiatry Research 326(1):115340;