Rebecca Kennedy, M.D., Family Medicine

Dr. Rebecca Kennedy is a graduate of the faculty of medicine at the University of Calgary, class of 2012. She moved to Montreal to complete her family medicine residency with McGill University at St. Mary’s Hospital. During her training, she developed a love of community paediatrics and chose to focus her medical practice on the care of children and families. Dr. Kennedy also has an interest in teaching the next generation of medical students and family medicine residents, and holds a faculty appointment with McGill University. Dr. Kennedy’s journey toward a career in medicine is unique. After 3 years working as an Interior Designer for an architectural firm in Calgary, Alberta, she was presented with an opportunity to volunteer on a hospital ship in West Africa for 5 months. The experience had a significant impact and, in 2001, she decided to leave her career in interior design to volunteer full time for a not-for-profit organization that served poor communities in several resource-poor countries around the world. Following the tsunami of 2004, she joined a disaster relief team to Sri Lanka to help those affected. It was there that she met several doctors with the skills and training she longed to have. She returned home inspired to go back to school to pursue a career in medicine. She continues to maintain an interest in global health, and values opportunities to use her medical training to serve those less privileged both at home and abroad. At the end of a rewarding day at the clinic, Dr. Kennedy happily spends her time with her husband and her own two young children.

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