Program: Indigenous Family Medicine Residency
Year graduated: 2020
Current position: Family Physician
I was inspired to become a family physician in my first year of medical training. I was working with a family physician who did an infant vaccine in one visit, managed a complicated patient in the next, then saw an Elder in the next visit. I enjoyed watching how each one of the patients seemed grateful for his care, and I saw the strong relationship he had with each of them.
As I moved through my medical training, I also realized how much family physicians play a role in advocacy. I think a lot about system change in health care. The wonderful idea is that each of us is part of the system and has a role to play in improving it for our patients.