As a physician, there are many opportunities for patient care. The Family Health Team is obviously one of the primary locations, but there are also opportunities for hospitalist work, emergency department shifts, surgical assists and other family medicine organizations. I’ve even been working with one of the local pharmacies to offer walk-in services to the area, which will hopefully help fill a gap in patient care in the region. The overwhelming community support of the hospital was also a huge factor, and I find that my patients are very grateful for the services I provide. As a father, Quinte West offers great outdoor activities for families with nearby beaches, provincial parks, apple orchards, golf courses and even a ski hill. The city’s recruitment contract also offers a great financial incentive, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have some great help from local real estate agents and mortgage brokers.
– Dr. DeGrace