What makes you a leader?

Dina Baras CPSA, Medical Matters, Messenger 8 Comments

In my last two Messenger articles, I wrote about the value of high functioning teams and the importance of physician engagement. Building on that foundation, I’d like to introduce the topic of physician leadership. I believe physician leadership is essential for the future of health care in Alberta. However, the term “physician leadership” may be perceived as physicians wanting to …

2017 Bryan Ward recipient, Dr. Celina Horn, breaks down the walls to practising in a rural community

Dina Baras CPSA

Some people believe rural medicine is less up-to-date or evidence-based than urban medicine. Doctors are also anxious about practising in places with little support or time off. Dr. Horn’s experience shows us the gap between perception and reality.   Dr. Celina Horn fondly remembers her late grandfather as a source of inspiration. “He spent his life and career as a …

“You don’t have to leave home to find need” – Dr. Jenna Haugen

Dina Baras CPSA

The 2016 recipient of the Dr. Bryan Ward Memorial Award, Dr. Jenna Haugen, reflects on rural medicine from her perspective as a new family doctor in Yellowknife.  Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. Haugen spent a lot of time in the city. Her appreciation for rural practice blossomed in the middle of medical school, where she completed the rural integrated …