Fellowship

 

Resuscitation is an emerging subspecialty in the field of life-saving medicine that focuses on improving patient care and patient outcomes. Combining a number of medical disciplines, such as emergency medicine, trauma, and critical care, the field of resuscitation medicine is on the cutting-edge of scientific advancement.

 

 

The Queen’s University Department of Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation is the first training program in North America to offer fellowship training to physicians who want to focus on resuscitation medicine.

 

 

Established in 2008, the program brings together doctors from different backgrounds to advance their understanding of resuscitation medicine, crisis resource management, research, and education. Graduates of the fellowship program will lead the advancement of resuscitation medicine as a future subspecialty.

 

 

The program combines clinical experience in resuscitation medicine, significant exposure to learning and teaching with simulation, as well as regular academic sessions from resuscitation medicine experts. The program is flexible and can be tailored to each candidate’s interests.

 

 

Our fellows are a highly motivated group of individuals from a variety of medical backgrounds. Our graduates have been successful in integrating and formalizing resuscitation medicine into their careers by pursuing clinical, academic, and administrative roles related to resuscitation medicine.

 

 

e invite you to learn more about our program and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Adam Szulewski, MD, FRCPC, MHPE, PhD
Program Director

 

 

The Queen’s University Department of Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation is the first training program in North America to offer Fellowship Training to physicians who want to focus on Resuscitation Medicine.

 

 

Established in 2008, the program brings together doctors from different backgrounds to advance their understanding of resuscitation medicine, crisis leadership, research and education. Graduates of the fellowship program will lead the advancement of resuscitation medicine as a future subspecialty.

 

Program Options

 

This flexible Fellowship is designed to meet the needs of learners with a range of backgrounds and goals. Learners may participate as residents, as clinical fellows, or as research fellows. Participants may tailor the program, but there are typically three options:

 

Academic Program

 

Fellows in the Academic Program attend the weekly education sessions from January to June. Fellows are required to complete an academic project between January and June. This program does not involve patient care.

 

Successful candidates will receive a Certificate in Resuscitation and Reanimation from Queen’s University. Physicians currently working in a clinical area with significant resuscitation activity may complete the academic program and apply for credit of their clinical work to receive a Fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation from Queen’s University.

 

One-Year Clinical Program

 

Fellows in the Clinical Fellowship program divide their time equally between Fellowship activities and clinical activities in their base specialty. They are required to attend the education sessions held weekly from July to December and participate in the Kingston General Hospital’s rapid response team, trauma team, and cardiac arrest team. They must also teach resuscitation skills to a wide range of learners. Fellows who are enrolled in a residency program will have clinical rotations in Critical Care and ECHO and are required to complete an academic project.

 

This program is particularly appropriate for residents in their fourth year of an emergency medicine program or their first year after successful completion of residency training in Emergency Medicine. Successful candidates will receive their Fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation from Queen’s University.

 

Two-Year Clinical Program

 

Learners with an interest in more advanced academic development participate in the program for two years, with the majority of the second year being spent on a research or educational project. Successful candidates will publish their project and will receive their Fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation from Queen’s University.

 

Read our Educational Principles Here

 

For more information about the program please contact Dr. Adam Szulewski.

For information about the application process please contact Catie Hannaford.

Meet The Fellows

James Gould

James is currently a practicing Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax NS. His current academic contribution, interest and research is in the realm of Resuscitation and use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in the ED. He took on the Resuscitation Fellowship in hopes to gather knowledge and experience to develop a similar Fellowship at Dalhousie. Outside of medicine James enjoys spending time with his family and their dog and getting out on the golf course.

John Adamich

John completed his medical school training in Toronto before moving to Kingston for his family medicine residency and CCFP-EM fellowship. He grew up in Barrie, Ontario and enjoys living in Kingston as the waterfront reminds him of home. He is completing the resuscitation fellowship with the intention of building teaching skills in simulation and crisis resource management while simultaneously developing his educational dossier. In his free time he enjoys camping, playing soccer or ultimate Frisbee, snowboarding, running and being let down annually by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Dr. Faisal Alkhadra

Assistant Professor Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia.

Faisal was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Recently married to the most wonderful wife in the whole world. He Studied medicine at King Faisal University, Dammam. Then joined the Saudi Board of Emergency Medicine. In the Emergency Department, He is interested in resuscitation, simulation and ultrasound. Faisal is a coffee addict so when things go wrong just grab him a cup of coffee!

Emergency Medicine: When Seconds Count, We are There First.

Arwa AlMadani

Arwa completed her Emergency medicine board in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She crossed countries to Kingston to finish her fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation to develop her skills in critical management and obtain knowledge in education & simulation to pass it to the trainees back home.

Her favorite quote in medicine
“To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always” by Edward Livingston.

Arwa loves to travel, walk and explore new areas, a good cup of coffee is always a hug to the brain.

Dr. Colin Laverty

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellow

Colin Laverty is a military physician working in CBRN medicine. He works part time as an emergency physician at QHC Belleville and Trenton, and as a clinical associate in Critical Care Medicine at Lakeridge Health Oshawa and Sunnybrook HSC Trauma Services. His research interests are in prehospital medicine, CBRN medicine, and TBI. He enjoys teaching resuscitation skills and is looking forward to transferring cutting edge resuscitation knowledge and best practices to his multidisciplinary military team.

Dr. Genevieve Lacroix

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellow

Genevieve completed her Emergency and Critical Care training in Quebec city before moving to Kingston to start the resuscitation fellowship. The next year will be a great opportunity for her to learn more about the organization of rapid response teams (RRT) as she will lead the RRT incoming project in the new hospital currently under construction in Quebec city.

Past Graduates

Graduation Year Fellow(s)
2010 Avi Aroni, Tom Kaul
2011 Rachel Poley, Andrew Robinson
2012 Timp Chaplin, Jim Boseovski, Stephanie Sibley
2014 Adam Szulewski
2016 Hadi Al Enazy, Carly Hagel, Sharleen Hoffe, Noam Katz, Luc Londei-Leduc, Lindsay McMurray, Michelle Miron
2017 Julie Kim, Lauren Lacroix, Troy Neufeld, Arron Ruberto, Heather White
2018 Zainab Al Alawi, Areej Alwakeel, Chantal Forristal, Andrew Ross
2019 Mohammad Alwadei, Ali Yakhshi Tafti
2020 Kirsten Litke, Mathieu Brunet, Emily House, Ihab Alasasfeh
2021 Tatiana Vukadinovic, Sunil Pradhan, Taylor Nikel, Chris Williams
We try to make it true to what we feel when we're out in the real world. Because that's what gives you the truest responses.
Dr. Jim Boseovski