Dr. Natasha DeSousa selected as 2023 Emergency Medicine Leadership fellow

Dr. Natasha DeSousa has been selected as the most recent fellow in the University of British Columbia (UBC) – Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Emergency Medicine Leadership Fellowship program.

Dr. DeSousa is currently a Physician Lead in the Emergency Department at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace, BC, as well as a clinical instructor with the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM).

“This fellowship is a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills that will serve our Rural and Northern populations,” said Dr. DeSousa. “I look forward to strengthening my ability to navigate relationships between rural and urban partners in caring for acutely unwell patients.”

The UBC-BWH Emergency Medicine Leadership Fellowship aims to develop healthcare leaders from BC who will become experts in emergency care delivery both at the institutional and system or regional levels through a combination of practise, financial and management education, collaboration, and personal development.

Applicants are reviewed by a selection committee led by the Co-Heads of the UBC DEM, Roy Purcell, MD and John Tallon, MD. The selection committee has equal representation from the UBC and BWH.