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
Earlier in September the Owen Sound Medical staff hosted a welcome luncheon for our two new Post Graduate Year 1 Family Medicine Residents. Ashley Fraser and Dale Edwards from McMaster University will join Residents Alexandra Hodgson and Heather Reid, who are completing their second year of family medicine training in Owen Sound and our 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 4th year of the program, and we are very proud that our first graduate, Dr. David Diodati, decided to stay in the area and joined the Wiarton Family Health Team in 2013. Dr. Diodati also does shifts in the Wiarton ER. More recently another of our Family Medicine Residents, Dr. Mark Robertson, also decided to make Owen Sound his home and he joined the Owen Sound FHT. Former Resident Dr. Samantha Saunders now provides locum coverage in Owen Sound and at some of our rural sites.
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 establish 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 Ashley and Dale to GBHS.