Student Profiles

  • Dr. Sofia Cuba
    Dr. Sofia Cuba
    Dr. Sofia Cuba chose the MClSc program in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University because she wanted to learn the tools necessary to improve training in Family Medicine in Peru, and also to influence the development of a better health system based on primary health care. (Read More)


  • Dr. Carmen Nadal
    Dr. Carmen Nadal
    Dr. Carmen Nadal recently completed the Department of Family Medicine’s Master of Clinical Science program and graduated from Western at the Spring Convocation on June 11, 2015. While in London to celebrate her achievement, she sat down with us to talk about her experience in the program. (Read More)


  • Dr. Lemmese Al Watban
    Dr. Lemmese Al Watban
    Dr. Lemmese Al Watban’s education has spanned over 15 years and two countries. Armed with a MClSc in family medicine, she looks to the future and aspires to have a strong role in teaching and in faculty development. (Read More)


  • Dr. Gustavo Gusso
    Dr. Gustavo Gusso
    Parallel to setting up the Family Medicine residency program at USP, Dr. Gusso enrolled in the MClSc program, Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. He believed it was important to grow Family Medicine in Brazil from both an epistemological and empirical base. (Read More)


  • Dr. Sudha Koppula
    Dr. Sudha Koppula (BSc, MD, MClSc, CCFP)
    Since completing her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 1998, Dr. Sudha Koppula (BSc, MD, MClSc, CCFP) has traveled the world, earned multiple degrees, built a family practice, contributed to numerous publications, and taught and mentored residents. But, most rewarding for her, so far, has been her work in the delivery room of the same Edmonton hospital where she was first welcomed into the world ... (Read More)


  • Dr. Peter Mackean
    Dr. Peter Mackean (BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MClSc)
    When Dr. Peter Mackean (BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MCISc) crossed the stage and received his Master of Clinical Science (MClSc) degree in Family Medicine at Western University’s Convocation on June 12, he celebrated a milestone in his journey toward satisfying his interest in research. “I was always interested in practicing, but I was also interested in better understanding many scientific elements of family medicine” he says. “One researcher called me a ‘researcher in a family doctor’s clothing’. With a busy practice I didn’t have time to carry out research so that piece has always been missing for me.” (Read More)


  • Dr. Helena Piccinini-Vallis
    Dr. Helena Piccinini-Vallis (MD, MSc, CCFP)
    When Dr. Helena Piccinini-Vallis (MD, MSc, CCFP) began pursuing her PhD in Family Medicine in 2012, she had a very specific idea of what she wanted to focus on in her research. Now, two years into the program, she credits her coursework with helping her to discover a deeper connection to her work.“I realized that I needed to back up a bit and take a look at the bigger picture,” she says. “I entered the program being very focused on the management of obesity, particularly as it relates to pregnancy, but I became very interested in patient-centered care and how that relates to managing obesity in patients. My key interest has now shifted to patient-centered care.” (Read More)


  • Dr. Sharon Hatcher
    Dr. Sharon Hatcher (MD, FCMF)
    A few years ago, after more than 20 years into her career as a physician, Dr. Sharon Hatcher (MD, FCMF) reached a point where she knew it was time to make a change.“I started asking myself, ‘What do I really want to do with the time I have left to practice?’ I’m very idealistic and I saw a lot that could be changed in medicine,” she says. “Although there has been a focus on patient-centeredness in medical practice, there is still a big lag in what people experience in hospitals.” (Read More)