The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance has welcomed a new emergency medical resident to the hospital group.
Dr. Matthew Renaud began his one-year residency in July as part of Western University’s Canadian College of Family Physicians – Emergency Medicine Program.
The program provides “an enhanced skills experience to family medicine graduates through training in higher acuity emergency medicine,” a news release from the health alliance said.
The health alliance’s emergency medical residents work with the emergency medicine physicians, who provide support and direction to complete the one-year residency.
“This is an exciting new venture for us to provide specialized high acuity training for family medicine graduates who wish to pursue this path,” said Dr. Pervez Faruqi, the hospital group’s chief of staff, in the release. “Dr. Renaud is a welcome addition to our emergency department.”
Renaud, who is originally from Harrow, earned his bachelor of medical sciences degree from Western University of 2014. He later completed his doctor of medicine in 2018 and his family medicine residency in 2020, both at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University.
“I’m looking forward to getting to know and giving back to the great people of Chatham-Kent. I’m also excited to work alongside, and learn from, the great team at (the health alliance) and seeing everything the community has to offer,” Renaud said.
The release said Dr. Shawn Segeren was “instrumental” in bringing the emergency medicine program to Chatham-Kent. The family and emergency medicine physician at the health alliance completed his family medicine residency in Chatham-Kent in 2019 and his additional year of training in the emergency medicine program in 2019.