Canadian Medical Association

Building on her crisis care experience in the Canadian Forces, resident Dr. Stephanie Smith will explain the mental readiness model she learned in the military, and how it can be used to manage the stressors facing physicians today. 

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About Dr. Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Dr. Smith is a family medicine resident and graduate of the Cumming School of Medicine (University of Calgary). Before medical school, she worked for 12 years as a critical care nursing officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, completing two deployments in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and a DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team) mission to the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. She has a master’s degree in Disaster and Emergency Management, and served as president of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students, where she led the introduction of the STRIVE (Simulated Training for Resilience in Various Environments) program.



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