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Medical Residents in Emergency Department

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Dr. Colpitts is a full-time physician in the Lazaridis Family Foundation Emergency Department and an adjunct professor at McMaster University.

Four years ago, Dr. Lorraine Colpitts arrived at GRH as a medical resident in emergency medicine.

Before this, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo, a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Ottawa and completed two years of a residency in family medicine through McMaster University.

The education she received through GRH’s teaching program in emergency medicine, honed Dr. Colpitts’ skills in acute care.

At the end of her year as a medical resident, Dr. Colpitts was well acquainted with the hospital, the team in the Emergency Department and she liked what the community had to offer.

“Where you train has a huge impact on what type of practice you end up going into and where you decide to settle,” she says. “I was offered jobs elsewhere but I chose to stay here permanently.”

Today, Dr. Colpitts is a full-time physician in the Lazaridis Family Foundation Emergency Department and an adjunct professor at McMaster University. She now teaches in the training program that trained her. “As instructors we benefit from this culture as well. The medical residents bring new learnings and evidencebased practice from their recent education.”

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