Ten Family Medicine Graduates trained in N-B celebrated in Moncton
Vitalité Health Network – Wednesday, June 7, 2023 – Ten graduates from the New Brunswick Francophone Family Medicine Training Program who had completed their postdoctoral degree in family medicine were congratulated during a ceremony held at the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, on Friday, June 2nd, 2023.
1st row, from left to right: Dr. Mathieu Henri Doiron, Dr. Véronique Cormier, Dr. Mélissa Cormier, Dr. Jolyane Chamberlain; 2nd row (in the back): Dr. Céleste Tahershamsi, Dr. Mireille Savoie, Dr. Cédric Ratté, Dr. Maïka Martin, Dr. Milaine Marcoux, Dr. Émilie LeBlanc.
Trained in New Brunswick in collaboration with the Université de Sherbrooke, these graduates will practise as family doctors. All of them will establish their practices in the province, notably in Moncton, Dieppe, Grand-Bouctouche, Miramichi and Bathurst. Dr Mathieu Henri Doiron will do an additional year of specialization in emergency care.
The graduates pursued their clinical training in at the Greater Moncton Family Medicine Unit, in collaboration with Vitalité Health Network health facilities. The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, the Chaleur Regional Hospital, the Campbellton Regional Hospital, the Edmundston Regional Hospital, the Enfant-Jésus Hospital RHSJ, the Tracadie-Sheila Hospital, the Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre, and their affiliated centres, the St. Jacques Health Centre and the Nepisiguit Health Centre welcomed the graduates during their clinical practicums as part of their training.
According to Dr. Julie Moffitt and Dr. Shane Aubé, co-directors of the of the New Brunswick Francophone Family Medicine Training Program, “The ultimate goal of having medical training held in New Brunswick is to promote a better understanding of the community’s health needs, while increasing the recruitment and retention of these doctors. We are confident that the cohort of 2023 graduates will allow us to reach this objective. Being a doctor means answering the call of the community.”
New Brunswick Francophone Family Medicine Training Program is the main source of francophone doctors in Atlantic Canada.
“We are truly honoured to have played an active role in the training of these great new medical graduates. Each of the new graduates will make a significant contribution to healthcare in our province”, said Dr. Natalie Banville, Senior Vice-President, of Client Programs and Medical Affairs at Vitalité Health Network.