Jennifer Anne Gillis-Doyle

MD, CCFP(PC)

Jennifer Anne Gillis-Doyle

Fredericton, New Brunswick
Palliative medicine

Area 7, Division A — Generalists
(NEW BRUNSWICK)

Candidate statement

While the number of medical legal cases continue to increase yearly, the number of hospital and college matters has truly grown dramatically in the past ten years. CMPA’s purpose is to protect the professional integrity of physicians and promote safe medical care. The continued success of the CMPA is dependent on a dynamic, diverse board of physician leaders from across the country. I am pleased to be the candidate endorsed by the CMPA nominating committee to represent New Brunswick physicians. Born and raised in NB, I have practiced in both rural and urban settings and in both“fee for service” and salaried models of care. Over the past thirteen years, I have transitioned from full scope family practice to a focused practice as a palliative care consultant. I provide inpatient and outpatient consults, palliative care unit coverage, supervision of residents and medical students, office based care and home visits. Providing home visits to many rural areas in NB, I feel gives me a unique perspective on the challenges faced by rural and urban physicians alike. Currently, I am the only palliative care physician on the CMPA board and this has been a very valuable asset in discussions of complex end of life care matters and MAID issues. As a medical educator, I value the CMPA’s commitment to safe medical care which is evident in the recent launch of the resident symposiums and the Member Support Program. The resident symposiums will ensure that each resident starts their career with the best information regarding communication, record keeping and privacy. The Member Support Program identifies physicians who have more medical-legal experience than their peers and would therefore benefit from extra support and education. I am proud to have sat on the committees involved in developing these exciting programs. In this age of social media and instant journalism, CMPA needs to continue to be a nimble and forward thinking organization. Most recently, CMPA has recognized that physician wellness directly influences the quality of patient care and the healthcare system. Physician wellness will be an area of particular focus for me if I am re-elected as the NB councilor. As a CMPA councilor, l feel I can support CMPA as we strive to remain current and relevant to early-career physicians and residents, while maintaining a high level of respect and trust with our more experienced members. I hope to have your support to continue in this important role.

Practice Appointments

Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital

Consultant, Palliative Care
2014-

Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Family Physician, Palliative Care
2008-2014

The Medical Centre - Peterborough

Family Physician
2007-2009

Dr. Kingston Memorial Clinic NS

Family Physician
2006-2007

Moncton Medical Clinic

Family Physician
2005-2006

Professional Appointments

New Brunswick Medical Society Palliative Care Working Group, Fredericton

Physician Lead
2018-

Hospice Fredericton

Board Member
2017-2018

New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association

Secretary/Treasurer
2015-2017

Physician Privacy Advisory Group Horizon NB

Member
2017-

Dalhousie University

Assistant Professor -Dept of Medicine
2014-

Queen's University

Assistant Professor - Dept of Family Medicine
2010-2014

CMPA Appointments

Council
2016-2019
Extent of Assistance Committee
2016-2018
Human Resources and Compensation Committee
2016-2019
Pension Committee
2016-2019
Safe Medical Care Committee
2018-2019



Election contact information

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