Resident Physician of the Month

Dr. Cassandra Hirt-Walsh
PGY 5 , Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Alberta

Cassandra is a lifelong Edmontonian who was born at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and who now ironically spends most of her awake hours in the same hospital. After graduating medical school at the University of Alberta, she started residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the U of A which she will be completing later this year. In her spare time, she enjoys the beautiful Edmonton river valley, the local arts scene, and spending time with friends and family including her wonderful husband Andrew.  She feels very honoured and grateful to be selected for this award.




 A colleague had this to say about Dr. Cassandra Hirt-Walsh:

Cassandra is the type of outstanding resident that we should all aspire to be like. Cassandra is enthusiastic about education, and takes advantage of every opportunity to have teaching sessions with learners.  She is an advocate for the junior resident physicians in our program, and is keen to teach technical skills and involve us in the operating room.  As a leader in our program, she represents our resident physicians on various committees, and created an online drive of resources for resident physicians.

Cassandra genuinely cares about her patients, and takes time to interact and clearly explain concepts to patients and their families.  She is friendly, approachable, and treats all students, resident physicians, staff, and allied health professionals with kindness and respect.  In addition, Cassandra is also the type of person who cares about her fellow resident physicians, and will go out of her way to help a colleague in need.  I know that Cassandra is always there if you need to laugh, cry, or just to watch a video of her adorable cat.

I feel privileged to know and work with Cassandra, and I can think of no one more deserving for recognition as resident physician of the month.”

Congratulations Dr. Cassandra Hirt-Walsh!

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(Please note: PARA Executive Board members and Assembly Delegates are not eligible for this award.) 

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