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

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.

Dr. Tatiana Vukadinovic

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellow

Tatiana is a recent CCFP-EM grad from the Queens Program and is working part-time in the area. She spent most of her life in the mountains of western Canada and while she misses the view and fresh powder, has been enjoying exploring what the Kingston area has to offer. She is excited to work and learn from a such a diverse group of co-fellows and develop skills in leadership, resuscitation, and crisis management. She can be found skiing, cycling, training the new dog, or searching for the best coffee Kingston has to offer.

Dr. Sunil Pradhan

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellow
Sunil was born in Ireland but grew up in Goose Bay, Labrador. He attended medical school in Galway, Ireland and then returned home to Goose Bay to complete his family medicine training through the NorFam program. Subsequently, he moved to the prairies and recently graduated from the CCFP-EM program.

He is excited to be in Kingston to learn more about resuscitation medicine and simulation in medical education.

Dr. Taylor Nikel

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellow

Taylor is a current resident in the FRCPC Emergency Medicine program at Queen’s. He took on the resuscitation fellowship in hopes of developing skills in leadership, crisis resource management, and resuscitative POCUS. His academic interests include resuscitation, point of care ultrasound, and critical care.

Outside of medicine, Taylor enjoys cycling, running, and cheering for his hometown Edmonton Oilers!

Dr. Chris Williams

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellow

Chris is a recent graduate from the CFPC-EM program at Queen's University. Originally from St. John's, NL, he completed medical school at Memorial University before moving to Kingston with his wife for residency. He is looking forward to spending the next year learning about resuscitation medicine and working alongside such a great group of co-fellows while also working part time as an emergency physician in Brockville.

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
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Dr. Jim Boseovski