As a teaching site for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Western University), Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce the arrival of two new Family Medicine Residents.
Drs. Shawn Segeren and Travis Trudeau began their post-graduate medical training in early July. For the next two years, these residents will live in Chatham-Kent and gain experience with local physicians who provide support and direction to complete the hands-on portion of their medical training. The Chatham-Kent program offers the opportunity to learn and practice medicine in a more rural environment with a variety of learning opportunities in both inpatient and outpatient medicine.
Dr. Segeren completed his Doctor of Medicine at Western University in May 2016 and his Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) in 2012. Originally from Chatham-Kent, Dr. Segeren has volunteered at CKHA since the age of 13 and completed Schulich’s MedQUEST Health Career Exploration Program as a high school student in 2006, returning as an instructor for the program during his first year of medical school.
“It is exciting for me to return to Chatham-Kent to complete my training in Family Medicine. The community has given me many amazing opportunities over the course of my life, and I am eager to give back,” said Dr. Segeren.
Dr. Trudeau was born and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia and moved to Ontario to complete his Doctor of Medicine at Western University. He previously completed a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of B.C. Dr. Trudeau is looking forward to his time spent in Chatham-Kent.
“While moving here from Windsor, I have had the chance to take in many sunrises and sunsets looking over the fields of Chatham-Kent. If the people and the hospital are half as charming as the views, I will have a happy time here. It is really beautiful and already feels good to give back to this community,” said Dr. Trudeau.
Drs. Segeren and Trudeau join second-year Family Medicine Residents, Drs. Narissa Duboff, Cara McMohon, Kristin McCulloch, Aislinn Pearce, and Sarah Sikkema.
A third first-year resident will start the program this fall with more information to follow.
– Submitted photo: Dr. Travis Trudeau, left, and Dr. Shawn Segeren.