For the last nine months, Dr. Ammar Rashid has been providing clinical care for Providence Care Hospital's Complex Medical Program.
He’s the Division of Hospital Medicine Chair. A collaboration with Queen’s University’s Department of Family Medicine and the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization.
The division features 11 hospitalists who help support care across 230 hospital beds.
“This is the largest care providing division at Providence Care Hospital and we’ll be offering round the clock care to our patients,” said Dr. Rashid.
“I’m excited to be in this position, because we are making history by establishing the first academic Division of Hospital Medicine in Canada.”
One of the goals of the division is to help train future physicians to work as hospitalists.
To make that dream a reality, the division is looking to develop a postgraduate medical education program at Providence Care Hospital that offers residents hands on experience in Hospital Medicine.
“We want to contribute to Canadian healthcare by helping educate and prepare future hospitalists,” explained Dr. Rashid.
“We also want to be that voice to help advocate for more Divisions of Hospital Medicine across the country.”
In addition to being the Division of Hospital Medicine Chair, Dr. Rashid is also the Clinical Director for the hospital's Complex Medical Program.
He completed his undergraduate medical education at Rawalpindi Medical University in Pakistan, his Internal Medicine residency training in Qatar, and his Family Medicine residency training at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Rashid joined Providence Care in January 2019, and is also an Assistant Professor with Queen’s University’s Department of Family Medicine.
*Author Nikki Jhutti, Providence Care Communications Officer