I have been interested in research since my undergraduate studies and have taken opportunities to get involved in research whenever possible since that time. For my FMRSP, I was hoping to do a project in primary care that would not only be relevant to Family Medicine, but also relate to Public Health. I met with Dr. Peter Tanuseputro, a Public Health Clinician Researcher at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, who also works as a Family Physician.
DFM graduate Dr. Daniel Myran and OHRI Researcher Dr. Peter Tanuseputro, who is cross-appointed to family medicine, have recently published two separate investigative studies in CMAJ and CMAJ OPEN relating to alcohol use in Ontario and access to cannabis following legalization across Canada.
Having an abiding interest and fascination with technology, I was promptly engaged in the Ottawa Hospital implementation of Epic. As I learned more about the software though, I began to understand that it was much more than an electronic recording system, because it had various embedded artificial intelligences and I became concerned about the potential impact on developing clinical reasoning.