New Family Medicine Residents Begin Training

Nova Scotians will have access to more family doctors as new residents begin their training this month. The new North Nova Family Medicine Teaching Site in Truro is welcoming six residents. Two will work in Truro, two in New Glasgow and two in Amherst. “These new residency spaces are an important part of our plan to increase Nova Scotians’ access to family doctors,” said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “Residency spaces are among our best recruiting tools – many residents who train here stay in Nova Scotia long term.” The existing Cape Breton site will also welcome two additional residents. Two more family medicine residents will gain more clinical experience in areas that will improve services in the community – women’s health and community hospitalist medicine. Residents will spend two years in a family practice where they will follow a group of patients, gaining skills and experience in areas like maternal care, mental health and senior care. “I’m thrilled to be completing my family medicine residency through Dalhousie at the new North Nova site,” said Dr. Jamie Grandy, one of the six incoming residents. “This type of program will provide an excellent learning experience, and my plan for the future is to be a family physician in the Truro area.” “Working in a rural setting, our residents will have the opportunity to learn a number of skills,” said Dr. Deanna Field, North Nova site director. “From minor procedures to home visits to covering emergency rooms, our learners will be given a wide range of clinical opportunities.” The new additional spaces were announced last July and are part of Dalhousie University’s Family Medicine Residency Training Program. “This is a significant accomplishment for Dalhousie Medical School and the province,” said medical school dean Dr. David Anderson. “Welcoming these six medical school graduates to North Nova is proof of our commitment to work closely with community partners, the Nova Scotia Health Authority and provincial government in a collaborative effort to address current and future challenges.” Residency training is a joint effort of the Department of Health and Wellness, Dalhousie Medical School and Nova Scotia Health Authority. “Physicians are more likely to practise where they train – that’s why expanding these rural programs has been a priority,” said Dr. Nicole Boutilier, incoming vice president of medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority. “We appreciate the collaboration with our partners to make this a reality for northern communities. Our physicians and leaders are excited to welcome the residents, and provide education and experiences that will give them a solid foundation.” The new site and additional spaces brings the total number of Dalhousie Family Medicine teaching sites to five, training about 80 family medicine residents throughout the year. Government will invest $3.3 million annually in the new spaces. read more

A YEAR OF DREAMS TENILLE TOWNES WINS TWO AWARDS AT CCMA CEREMONY

She seemed shocked when her name was called out.“This is crazy. Thank you so much to the CCMAs. I’m just so proud and grateful to be part of this country music family. Speaking of family I have a lot of family in the house tonight. I love you guys so much,” Townes said choking back tears.“I’m so proud to be a Grande Prairie, Alberta girl. This has been a year of dreams. I just have to say I grew up listening to Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Shania Twain singing along in the back seat of the car,” she added.“This is for all the little girls out there singing along. Please don’t give up on those dreams.”Smith, who co-hosted the show with Billy Ray Cyrus, won for male artist and entertainer of the year – which was reintroduced to the award show for the first time in 30 years.He credits his mother for getting this far and convincing his father to lend him money to make his earliest recordings.“My mom doesn’t come to these things very often. It’s been a while but my mom kicked the ‘you know what’ out of cancer this year,” he said.“If it wasn’t for my mom I would never be here period for many, many reasons.”He said the entertainer award shows what you can do if you apply yourself.“I would skip school because I would be so afraid to make that presentation in school and I’d fail a class. This is what happens when you get the right team behind you and you push yourself, you challenge yourself. You overcome those things.”Brett Kissel was the recipient of the fan’s choice award.“This is like the Stanley Cup right here for me in my business right here. We had the best times of our lives this year thanks to you guys, seriously. This is so amazing and something I don’t take for granted,” Kissel said.The first award of the night went to The Washboard Union, for group of the year. The album of the year, ‘Feels Like That’, went to The Reklaws, a brother and sister act from Cambridge, Ontario.“That was almost the most unexpected win. When they asked us in the beginning what are you most excited about as far as your nominations we were like album is pretty cool because everybody in that category we have looked up to for so long,” said Stuart Walker.“When they said our names we’re like what?”Jade Eagleson, from Millbrook, Ont., won the rising star award.“Oh man, I didn’t expect this. I know this is like every country singer in the world to say thank you Jesus,” Eagleson said.“I gotta thank my mom and my dad for supporting me all of these years, my nana used to print lyric sheets out for me and I used to listen to all that old country and practice. I’m trying not to cry really hard right now.”Billy Ray Cyrus and Terri Clark kicked off the show with a blast from the past.Cyrus reached to yesteryear with a rendition of 1992’s “Achy Breaky Heart” and was joined on stage by Clark, who was inducted into the hall of fame last year.Cyrus has enjoyed renewed popularity with his appearance on Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.”The remix, featuring Cyrus, helped launch the single to No. 1 on Billboard’s main chart for a record-breaking 18 weeks.He said Calgary holds fond memories for him.“Mine started in Calgary at a bowling alley, called the Silver Dollar Saloon,” he said. “It was right there at that bowling alley that I got my very first gold record.”Bill Graveland ~ The Canadian Press Advertisement Twitter CALGARY — Tenille Townes of Grande Prairie, Alta. and Dallas Smith from Langley, B.C. were the big winners at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in Calgary Sunday evening.Townes, who is only 25, was named female artist of the year and won for single of the year for her song ‘Somebody’s Daughter’. She also won previously announced awards Saturday for video and songwriter of the year bringing her total to four. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Tenille Townes poses on the red carpet at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Login/Register With: read more