Research in Medicine (RIM) Students

As part of being a medical student with Dalhousie Medical School, research is a requirement to graduate. Our doctors offer a supervised mentorship program where students are exposed to research as part of their degree. Students run their own study and are able to examine patient outcomes, satisfaction, and quality of life.

Current Research in Medicine students:

Dr.Abraham's students:

Thomas Camp

Hello everyone! My name is Thomas and I’m first year medical student at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. I grew up in Fredericton and completed my undergraduate degree in physics at McGill University in 2017. I couldn’t be more excited to be working with the Canada East Spine Center over the coming year, where I’ll be investigating the impact of multiple cardiovascular related comorbidities on surgical outcomes. When I’m not in the library I love being outdoors – this pic is of me during my Appalachian Trail thru-hike a few years ago!

Johnathon Rose

I am a third-year medical student at Dalhousie Medical School, currently completing my clerkship in Saint John. I began working with the Canada East Spine Centre (CESC) in 2018 as part of my Research in Medicine class. Working with the team at CESC, I have been able to pursue my interest in both surgery and radiology. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, cycling, and watching movies.

Faith Moore

Dr.Manson's students:

Jared Kerr

I am currently in my first year studying medicine at Dalhousie New Brunswick here in Saint John. I am from the area and have just recently completed my undergraduate degree at Queen's University in Life Sciences. I have been working with the Canada East Spine Centre for a few years now, first as a volunteer in the summers of my undergraduate degree and now as a medical student. I am currently working on a project that explores the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on spine surgery patients. In my spare time I like to play sports, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the outdoors.

Jack Kerr

I am in my third year of medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland, completing my core clerkship rotations. This year is my first year out of the classroom and I am really enjoying the practical aspect of medicine. My favourite part so far has been working with kids and working in remote communities! I have been working with the Canada East Spine Centre for close to 6 years now, first as a volunteer and then as a medical student conducting my own research. I am currently investigating pediatric health related quality of life outcomes following surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. When I am not working or researching I enjoy watching movies, playing sports, and enjoying the high-quality Newfoundland craft beer scene!

Jenny Wang

I'm in my 2nd year at Dalhousie Medicine NB, and my background is in Biochemistry and Computer Science. Having grown up in SJ, it's nice to be back! My career interests at this time are Pathology and Family Medicine, though nothing is set in stone! The future is very exciting and I can't wait to explore other specialties and new opportunities. In my off time, I run, play with my dog, eat a lot, and (probably) spend too much time online.

Samantha Rogers

I am currently a second year medical student at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick studying here in Saint John and am planning on going into family medicine. I'm originally from Moncton and did my undergraduate degree at Dalhousie in Halifax in the Medical Sciences program. I was excited to join the CESC team for my Research in Medicine project as I'm very interested in patient's psychological wellbeing, especially in how that affects their medical and surgical outcomes. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Victoria Kulesza

Dr.Attabib's students:

Kalpesh Hathi

I am in my second year at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick in Saint John NB. I am originally from Fredericton NB and I completed my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at UNB Fredericton. In medical school my favourite parts are clinical skills and clinical electives where we get to directly interact with patients and be part of healthcare teams! I am currently working with the Canada East Spine Center supervised by Dr. Attabib investigating the outcomes of surgical patients with diabetes and lumbar stenosis. It is great to be able to work within such a collaborative and supportive team and to contribute to interesting research which can benefit patients. In my free time I like to play hockey, spend time with friends and family, and explore the outdoors by biking, running, and hiking!

Alyssa Dickinson

My name is Alyssa and I am currently in my second year of medicine at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. I grew up in Miramichi, NB, before moving to Halifax to pursue my undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to study medicine back here in New Brunswick. Currently, I am completing a research project with Dr. Attabib that is focused on the latest drainage options for subdural hematomas. In my spare time I love travelling home to the Miramichi, reading fiction/thriller/romance style books, and baking anything that involves chocolate.

Nick Ellingwood

I am a first year medical student at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick and previously graduated from University of New Brunswick with a degree in Medicinal Chemistry. My favorite part about medical school so far has been doing my elective with a surgeon and getting to scrub in and feeling a part of the team. In my free time I enjoy getting outside and exploring nature by doing hikes, spending time with family and friends, and playing soccer. I am doing my Research in Medicine project with the Canada East Spine Center and I am investigating different surgical techniques that lead to better long term outcomes for patients with lumbar stenosis and a high ASA score. I am looking forward to working with such a great team at CESC!

Dr.Small's students

Emma Dauphinee

My name is Emma and I am currently in my first year of medicine at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. I grew up in Saint John, NB and completed my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick. Im very glad that I am able to return home to Saint John to study medicine. I am excited to be working with the CESC, focusing my research project on gender, diabetes and spine surgery. In my spare time I like to swim, play cards with my family and spend time with friends.