Chief Resident Profile: Adam Beswick

Tell me a bit about yourself.

I was born in London, and am proud to remain here as a resident! Beyond medicine I love spending time with my family and friends: I try to balance my interests in making a lot of homemade bread by staying active by training for marathons and playing Pickleball!

Where do you practice medicine and in what scope?

I presently work in the Victoria Family Medical Centre, in London. 

Why did you choose to pursue Postgraduate education in the Department of Family Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry?

I truly believe that London is an amazing city to learn medicine. The patients here are diverse, community-minded. The teaching available throughout Schulich is outstanding, and I have found London to be an amazing supportive environment. 

Can you talk about your experience in the program?

I feel so grateful to have had so many incredible teachers throughout my residency training. I've grown so much as a physician in the last two years. I really value how this program supports residents both inside and outside of clinical responsibilities! I've been able to foster a community, purpose, and identity in my training. I believe the curriculum structure is flexible enough to allow residents to pursue specific interests, and yet comprehensive in the breadth of clinical experience that family doctors require.

What has been your greatest challenge?

During training, there are so many challenges, opportunities, and experiences that require our constant attention. It's easy some days to lose the forest for the trees - so I always have to remind myself to not miss the enjoyment of a truly wholistic training experience!

What has been your greatest experience to date in your study/practice/research?

I have loved spending time in different community clinical settings. The opportunity to practice in such a variety of clinical settings and at hospitals within our catchment area has given me the opportunity to meet so many interesting people and participate in fascinating and rewarding medicine.

What inspires you in your work?

My patients are my motivation, but I am also constantly inspired by my mentors.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I hope to be practicing medicine in a community setting, and teaching! 

What three words best describe you?

Passionate, creative, adaptable.