Canadian Medical Association

Dr. Emily Stewart is a PGY-5 resident of emergency medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a graduate student in UBC’s Master of Health Administration program. She served as the president of Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) for the 2019–2020 term and vice-president of RDoC for the 2018–2019 term. The RDoC past-president generally serves as a strong national resident representative on the CMA Board of Directors. During her term at RDoC, Dr. Stewart also served on the board of directors and chaired the Governance & Nominating Committee (GNC), Finance Audit & Risk Committee (FARC), Awards Committee and Executive Committee.

At the provincial level, Dr. Stewart also served for several years as a board member of Resident Doctors of BC (RDBC), both as vice-president, chair of the Health & Wellness Committee, and as the director of finance during RDBC’s collective agreement negotiations year.

In her ongoing work with RDoC and RDBC Dr. Stewart has advocated extensively on issues related to learner excellence in medical education, training and wellness. She is passionate about board governance as well as using evidence-based policy to improve patient care and physician wellness. Dr. Stewart believes that physician wellness is multifactorial, an issue that requires strategic systemic change in medicine and not one-off solutions. She obtained her BSc in Economics & Environmental Science at Dalhousie University and her MD at the University of Toronto.

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