Bio: Hi I am from Winnipeg. I did my Undergraduate Degree at University of Winnipeg and my Medical Degree at University of Manitoba. Outside of work you can find me on the golf course, at a Jets game, or manning the grill at a backyard barbecue.
Bio: Hi, I'm David, nice to meet you! A little about me - I love to travel and have proudly spread my Manitoba MRSA to 6 continents around the world. Soon the penguins in Antarctica will need vanco too.. According to every EM personal letter we're all adrenaline junkies, so just to fit in I took up scuba diving and now enjoy posing with cheetahs/tigers in travel photographs. I like playing sports, however often focus on isolated brachioradialis exercises at Jets games instead. Music is also a passion of mine; I play a few instruments and try to write songs, though I'm not nearly as creative as the daily tale of the lost or stolen percocet.
I was attracted to emergency medicine for the fast pace, the huge variety in patient presentations and the team environment. Manitoba was an easy choice for me. I stayed for the people, confident that I will finish with an excellent education at the end of it all. The resident bunch is as good as it gets and the staff are a fun and supportive group who are genuinely interested in our education. Winnipeg covers a huge catchment area that delivers high volumes of complicated pathology and trauma. Should be a fun 5 years!
Bio: Like many of her amazing co-residents in the program, Melody was born and raised in Winnipeg. She completed her undergrad degree at the University of Manitoba, and then headed out to the University of Ottawa in the nation's capital for medical school. While rotating through clerkship, she fell in love with the crazy environment of the Emergency Department. She loved being the first to assess the undifferentiated patient, and how Emergency Physicians are the "jack of all trades, and masters of resuscitation and acute care medicine". Coming back to Winnipeg for her residency in Emergency Medicine just made sense and felt natural after she heard repeatedly the tremendous amount and variety of trauma, pathology and responsibilities residents here are exposed to.
Outside of medicine, Melody is an avid soccer player and fan (loyal Manchester United supporter, if you are curious), so much so that she made the pilgrimage to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Her travels extend beyond South America, and she has traveled and backpacked numerous countries around the world, most recently India; she loves using her camera to capture her journeys. Melody is also highly dependent on caffeine and nearly half her paycheque goes to the hospital's 24/7 Starbucks; she is never seen without coffee. Lastly, as her name says it, Melody is deeply passionate about music, and devotes much time playing and searching for new music.