Relocating to a new country and obtaining a license to practice medicine is a challenge for many international physicians. For Dr. Alana Soares a new clinical assistant role allows her to continue her practice while supporting the internal medicine team at Cape Breton Regional (CBR).
For Barry Pickrem, a typical day in medical device reprocessing (MDR) begins with a team huddle or daily report, where information about patient safety, daily priorities and reprocessing standards are discussed. Together, the team utilizes critical analysis to address problems that may arise and reduce risk to patients and staff.
When Nova Scotia announced it would be evaluating the role physician assistants could play in supporting orthopedic care, Erin Sephton jumped at the opportunity to return to her home province, bringing with her years of skill, knowledge and experience.