Series: Family Medicine

31. Academic Public Health and Preventative Medicine – Dr. Onye Nnorom

“We in public health think about a whole community or population as our patient… When you’re thinking about what happens at the population level, generally you want to be involved in prevention. You don’t want to think about a community or a… particular demographic as already sick and in the hospital. Ideally you’re thinking about……

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27. Remote Family Medicine – Dr. Michael Kirlew

“In an urban centre, you can define your scope. In a rural setting, the environment defines your scope. You do what is needed… It challenges you to consistently improve skills and get competencies in order to provide patients with the best possible care.” Dr. Michael Kirlew on being a family physician in a remote setting…

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24. Community Family Medicine and Palliative Care – Dr. Sandy Shamon

“I see every one of my patients as a story that continues to unravel in front of me, and I am a part of it.” -Dr. Shamon on the beauty of a career in family medicine Overview Profile: Family Physician (Cambridge), Assistant Professor (McMaster); Family Medicine (Western); MD (Toronto) Pitch: The ultimate ability to apply…

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18. Rural Family Practice Anesthesia – Dr. Kirk McCarroll

“It’s not all about going to the OR and working as an anesthetist every day, it’s using those skills to support your family practice, support your ED, and support your community with the ability to provide symptom management, palliative care, critical care. It brings all those skills into a small community.” -Dr. McCarroll on the…

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13. Community Emergency Medicine – Dr. James Beecroft

Dr. Beecroft is an Emergency Medicine physician practicing in the Niagara region in Ontario. Prior to beginning medical school, he received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph and worked as a veterinarian for 7 years. He completed medical school, Family Medicine residency and post-graduate year…

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11. Military Physician – Dr. Ajiri Ikede

Lieutenant Commander Dr. Ikede is a Military Physician currently working in Ottawa, Ontario. Prior to medical school, Dr. Ikede was a Naval Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces. He completed medical school and family medicine residency at Dalhousie University followed by residency in aerospace medicine at the US Air Force School of Medicine. He holds…

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9. Community Complex Family Medicine – Dr. Marcus Greatheart

Dr. Greatheart is a Family Physician providing team-based care to the 5% most complex patients in Vancouver, and a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia. He completed medical school at McMaster University and Family Medicine residency at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, with the University of British Columbia. Prior to this, Dr. Greatheart…

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8. Academic Palliative Care – Dr. Denise Marshall

Dr. Marshall is a McMaster Family Medicine based Palliative Care Physician entering her 31st year of practice. After completing undergraduate, graduate and palliative care training at McMaster, Dr. Marshall joined the Faculty of Health Sciences there in 1990, and has held a number of academic leadership roles, including Undergraduate Director for Family Medicine, and Assistant…

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4. Remote Emergency Medicine & Advocacy – Dr. Courtney Howard

Dr. Howard is an Emergency Physician in Yellowknife and a clinical associate professor at the University of Calgary. She completed medical school and family medicine residency at the University of British Columbia, followed by an additional year of training in emergency medicine at McGill University. Dr. Howard’s experience with Doctors Without Borders in Djibouti, where…

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1. Community Family Medicine – Dr. Jennifer Rycroft

Dr. Rycroft is a Family Physician practicing in Beamsville, ON. Her practice includes both inpatient and outpatient care, and her areas of interest include low risk obstetrics, palliative care, care of inpatients, women’s health, and breastfeeding support. She completed her MD and rural family medicine residency at McMaster’s Niagara Regional Campus, and is currently a…

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