RESIDENT PROFILES

These first-person accounts are intended to help learners with their career decision-making process. The story-telling format presents a “true-to-life” description of what it is really like to be a resident training in various specialties by presenting the personal experience of a Resident Doctor.


Dr. Leslie Anderson

PGY-3 Anatomical Pathology


Dr. Michael Arget

PGY-3 Internal Medicine


Dr. Anees Bahji

PGY-2 Psychiatry


Dr. Bobbi Batchelor

PGY-3 Obstetrics & Gynecology


Dr. Chris Beavington

PGY-3 Sport and Exercise Medicine


Dr. Melanie Bechard

PGY-1 Pediatrics


Dr. Blair Bigham

PGY-1 Emergency Medicine


Dr. Stephen Cashman

PGY-2 Family Medicine


Dr. Harman Chaudhry

PGY-3 Orthopedic Surgery


Dr. Michelle Chiu

PGY-2 Pediatric Neurology


Dr. Sheryl Choo

PGY-6 Maternal Fetal Medicine


Dr. Jonathan DellaVedova

New-in-Practice, Pediatrics


Dr. Kiran Dhillon

PGY-1 Urban Family Medicine


Dr. Shaan Dudani

PGY-5 Medical Oncology


Dr. Bryce Durafourt

PGY-3 Neurology


Dr. Tariq Esmail

PGY-2 Anaesthesiology


Dr. Bruce Fage

PGY-2 Psychiatry


Dr. Andreea Gheorghe

PGY-2 Psychiatry


Dr. Melini Gupta

PGY-1 Family Medicine


Dr. David Kim

PGY-2 Emergency Medicine


Dr. Justin Koh

PGY-1 Emergency Medicine


Dr. Malika Ladha

PGY-2 Dermatology


Dr. Theresa Lee

PGY-3 Family Practice Anaesthesia


Dr. Caitlin Lees

PGY-3 Internal Medicine and Clinician Investigator Program


Dr. Jordyn Lerner

PGY-1 Public Health and Preventive Medicine


Dr. Linna Li

PGY-4 Public Health & Preventive Medicine


Dr. Alyssa Lip

PGY-1 Internal Medicine


Dr. Gordon Locke

PGY-1 Radiation Oncology


Dr. Anthony Lott

PGY-2 Internal Medicine


Dr. Ranita Manocha

PGY-6 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Dr. André Martel

PGY-2 General Surgery


Dr. Tom McLaughlin

PGY-3 Pediatrics


Dr. Chris Nixon-Giles

PGY-4 Anaesthesiology


Dr. Christina Nowik

PGY-4 OB/GYN


Dr. Bolu Ogunyemi

PGY-3 Dermatology


Dr. Zafrina Poonja

PGY-4 emergency medicine


Dr. Ankur Ralhan

PGY-2 Ophthalmology


Dr. Amanda Ritsma

PGY-2 Psychiatry


Dr. Sarah Smith

PGY-2 Psychiatry


Dr. Natasha Snelgrove

PGY-5 Psychiatry


Dr. Natalja Tchajkova

PGY-3 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Dr. Alia Teja

PGY-5 General Internal Medicine


Dr. Jill Trinacty

PGY-5 General Endocrinology


Dr. Marissa Tsoi

PGY-1 Rural Family Medicine


Dr. Sian Tsuei

PGY-1 Public Health & Preventive Medicine


Dr. Carl White Ulysse

PGY-1 Anaesthesiology


Dr. James Wang

PGY-2 Pediatrics


Dr. Kimberly Williams

PGY-2 Psychiatry


Dr. Aaron Wong

PGY-1 Family Medicine


Dr. Sherman Wong

PGY-3 General Surgery


Dr. Michael Yan

PGY-1 Radiation Oncology


Dr. Kevin Zuo

PGY-2 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

For further information
The Canadian Medical Association website features profiles for more than 35 medical specialties. Each contains information about training requirements, demographic trends within the specialty, information about specialists’ practices, levels of satisfaction, and more. Available online at https://www.cma.ca/en/pages/specialty-profiles.aspx.

Another useful resource is the Canadian Medical Residency Guide.

Disclaimer: These specialty profiles illustrate some aspects of the lives of individual residents, and convey their personal perspectives on the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of their chosen fields. These views may not be shared by all residents, as there is tremendous diversity in lifestyle, experience, and interest among the residents in each specialty.