Southern Medical Program Class of 2015
Current Job Title:
Pediatrics Resident (PGY2), Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary
Tell us what you do at your workplace.
As a pediatrics resident, I rotate through month-long blocks, primarily at the Children’s Hospital, where I take care of patients alongside the pediatric team (which ranges from just me and the attending physician to teams of 10 or more). As a resident, I am responsible for patient care, but also involved in learning, research, and advocacy projects.
What attracted you to a career in medicine?
I was attracted to medicine first as a career path that involved health care and interactions with patients. As I learned more about medicine, I was excited about the prospect of constant learning, a wide variety of career paths, and, mostly importantly, the opportunity to have a positive impact on my patients and their families.
Current volunteer positions, past job positions, appointments and/or awards received.
Current volunteer projects I am involved in as a resident:
-Clerkship Committee – resident representative for medical student Pediatric Rotations
-Resident Education Group – helping to teach medical students
-Mortality Review Committee – board that reviews deaths within the hospital and means to improve our care of patients
-Global Health Committee – addresses global health, refugee, and other global issues
-Christmas Rounds Committee – annual tradition at ACH
-Provincial Knowledge Topic Lead (bronchiolitis and croup) – topic lead for provincial wide development of practice guidelines
Current research project
-Quality Improvement Study on the current management of bronchiolitis in the ED
Today in healthcare it’s important to…
Get immunized and live a healthy and balanced lifestyle
What is the best professional advice you received?
Be kind to your patients/families.
Be involved in areas in which you have a genuine interest – you are more likely to spend meaningful time and create a positive change.
What is your favourite UBC Faculty of Medicine memory?
Celebrating graduation with our SMP class!
What advice to you have for current medical students?
Find something that you are passionate about and get involved in that.
Remember there is something you can learn from every patient encounter (even in areas that may not be totally relevant to your future career path)
Bucket list item?
Attend a NCAA March Madness Basketball game.