Our Medical staff are dedicated professionals who work with interdisciplinary teams to provide the best possible care to the patients throughout our region. We are pleased to provide excellent care and service in many different departments and specialties.
Welcome to our 2 new Family Medicine Residents
On July 1, 2015 the Owen Sound Medical Staff welcomed our two new PGY 1 Family Medicine Residents. From McMaster university, Dr Carolyn Travers and Dr Lizebeth Cox will join our two PGY 2 residents Dr Ashley Fraser and Dr Dale Edwards who will complete their 2 years of family medicine training in Owen Sound and the rural GBHS sites.
Physicians from the Owen Sound Family Health Team; Dr Cam Tweedie, Dr Elyse Savaria, Dr Ann Louise McArthur and Dr Debbie Dyke are the preceptors for the family medicine residency program which is affiliated with McMaster university and the ROMP (Rural Ontario Medical Program). This is the 5th year of the program which has seen our first graduate Dr David Diodati join the Wiarton group in 2013, Dr Mark Robertson join the Owen Sound FHT in 2014 and Dr Samantha Saunders provide locum coverage in Owen Sound and some of our rural sites. In June 2015, Dr Heather Reid completed her training and has moved to Winnipeg to fulfill her obligation with the military and Dr Alexandra Hodgson is completing additional training in Palliative Care.
The Residency program is one of our strongest and most successful recruitment tools for attracting potential new physicians to our hospitals and to Grey Bruce. Many of the Residents who come here for their two year training are not familiar with the area, and are surprised to find the excellent range of specialties offered here, the quality of our programs, and the experience of our physicians and staff. The natural environment and outdoor activities in Grey Bruce are also a bonus, and after two years of exploring the area, Residents soon see both the professional and personal benefits of making this their home.
The residents complete all two years of their training with GBHS including working with our specialists in the Emergency Department, Pediatrics, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Internal Medicine, and also have the opportunity to complete electives with the surgery, anesthesia, ICU, psychiatry, oncology, and hospitalist departments.
In addition to the full-time Family Medicine Residents, GBHS has a well established medical education program with an average of 20 medical students and / or residents every month from McMaster, Western University, University of Toronto, Queens and Ottawa who complete from 2 weeks up to 3 month long electives with a physician in one of the 6 sites.
Please join us in welcoming Carolyn and Libby to GBHS.