Chief Medicine Residents

January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Dr. Whitney Faiella, PGY2, Co-chief medicine resident (Halifax)

Home Town: Sudbury, Ontario
Medical School: Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Why were you interested in this leadership role?

I have enjoyed my time in the Internal Medicine Program in Halifax. I wanted to take on a role that would allow me to be more involved and implement change in an already strong program. I also wanted to act as an ambassador for the program, specifically in the CARMS selection process, to help recruit well-rounded residents in future years.

What unique contribution do you hope to make?

With the Royal College Exam in third year, I plan to advocate on behalf of residents to make this change more feasible in an already busy year. I hope to implement new Royal College practice OSCE sessions periodically throughout the year with staff/fellows from a variety of sub-specialties to better prepare us for the exam.

How will you know if you are successful?

If residents feel supported, happy and feel that their voice is heard.

Dr. Kabi Thana, PGY2, Co-chief medicine resident (Halifax)

Dr. Alex Saunders, PGY2, Chief medicine resident (Saint John)

Home Town: Saint John, NB
Medical School: Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

Why were you interested in this leadership role?

I am extremely passionate about SJ and our program here, and wanted every opportunity to continue working with our great team here and in Halifax to make the program even better.

What unique contribution do you hope to make?

There are many small tasks I'd like to see accomplished over the year (like getting more dictaphones, access to review our dictations, building a relationship with DMNB, and a better teaching experience on CCU), but I think the bigger tasks will be advocating for changes to our emergency department/consulting service and physical restructuring of our current MTU.

How will you know if you are successful?

If I can see a positive change for our current residents or incoming residents. I am not going to hold fast to "success only means obtaining X goal", because resident needs change all the time.

Dr. Alex Rogers, PGY2, Chief resident, Medicine Teaching Unit (MTU) (Halifax)