Program: Indigenous Family Medicine Residency
Year in program: 2
Location: Unceded Cowichan Territory
I decided I wanted to be a doctor when I was 10 years old. My mom had surgery and I remember her talking about how nice it was to have a compassionate physician to guide her through that process. As a Métis woman, I wanted to be able to do that for others, and as I grew older and recognized how harmful our healthcare system can be, I hoped l would have the opportunity to provide oppressed patients with good and safe care. I wanted to be able to incorporate my worldview into medical practice within the Western healthcare system to improve patients’ experiences and ultimately work to decolonize the system itself.