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Dr. Ginette Poulin is a family physician with specialization in addictions medicine and is a registered dietitian who originates from Thompson, MB.
After having ventured to various provinces and countries to pursue her studies, Poulin returned to her home province where she is currently practicing medicine in a variety of settings.
Experienced in both rural and urban healthcare, she delivers health services through emergency, hospital, clinic, and inner city house calls. She has a special interest and international certification in addictions medicine, offering services in opiate replacement therapy and residential programs.
Poulin has taken on leadership roles in medicine serving as medical director at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba and also as the director of the mentorship and clinical enhancement program for international medical graduates at the College of Medicine, University of Manitoba.
She serves vulnerable populations, including inner city residents, marginalized populations provincial-wide, and patients suffering from mental health and addictions issues.
In addition, Poulin is on numerous committees, including physician examination and qualification standards with the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Medical Council of Canada.
She is also the clinical lead, Prairie node, for the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse for the development of national guidelines for best practices in the clinical management of opioid use disorder. Dr. Poulin advocates for the vulnerable and her patients’ needs with positions such as co-chair of the Manitoba Provincial Opiate Replacement Committee, and as a board member of Main Street Project. She strives to contribute in the improvement of health care - its delivery, access, as well as its quality for all Manitobans alike.
Poulin says she had no hesitation when asked to participate in the Rescue on the Island challenge as she is eager to help build support for STARS.
“I understand the value of these services as a rural family physician,” says Poulin. “I’m also looking forward to being creative and having fun while fundraising, and also challenging myself while learning new skills on the island in September.”
Why did you choose to participate in this event and support STARS?
As a "Thompsonite" (rural and northern girl), a physician, and particularly having work experience in rural communities, I see and understand first hand the importance and the value of services such as STARS.
It is a way to not only provide more timely urgent and acute care to people in time of need within their local communities but also to transport and improve accessibility of care while bridging the health care system on a broader level.
I personally want to help support, promote and participate in a challenge that affords the opportunity to bring together the multiple communities and members who use and benefit from STARS services on a daily basis. I look forward to the personal challenge in encouraging support from individual persons, organizations, companies and communities as they support me through the island challenges. I look forward to learn and share in the experiences that will challenge my "survival island skills" and I hope this experience will inspire many to remain active in the ongoing support of STARS.
Its with events like these that we bring together people and communities for a common goal: better health care access to Manitobans alike!
What will be your indispensable piece of survival gear or good luck charm?
Apart from the traditional basics such as a good medical kit, comfortable footwear, basic outdoor necessities, snacks and fluids, and well a bathing suit (yes an essential and important survival piece) - there will be nothing like some good music to bring ambiance and spirit to the island as well as help uplift and cheer on any of my team or fellow competitors. And I may have a secret weapon... Brent! But most importantly, I will be armed with the ultimate valuable good luck charm one can bring on the island... the emotional support of you all! Thank you! Merci! Gracias! Kinanâskomitin! Danke! Lets rock the island on September 14th!!!!!
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