our current learners

MICHELLE ARNOLD

Thank you for welcoming me to Sundre. I am thrilled to come explore rural Alberta living and what the surrounding great outdoors has to offer. I was born and raised in BC and moved to Calgary for my undergraduate degree in Nursing. I worked as a nurse at Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary for 3 years before pursuing my medical training.  I completed my medical school at UBC at a distributed site in Prince George BC. I have now returned to Alberta to complete my family medicine residency at University of Alberta and currently in my second year of residency training. I look forward to meeting many of you and working alongside you over the next two months. 

SCOTT BESSE

I am a second-year resident in the U of A’s family medicine program, based out of Edmonton. Although I’m originally from North Vancouver, I attended Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland for medical school. I really enjoyed my time in Newfoundland, in particular the unique culture and history of the province. While at MUN, I was fortunate to complete several placements in rural/remote communities, and discovered my love for rural medicine, so I’m excited to have this experience in Sundre to continue to develop my skills. 

When I’m not working or studying, I can be found working with my sourdough starter, exploring Alberta with my fiancée Ally, or napping with our cat Charley.

carmen SOLTYS

Carmen was born and raised in Calgary. She completed a BScH in Life Sciences at Queen's University in Kingston before deciding to return to Calgary to complete her MD. She is now in her third and final year of medical school. She has an interest in Women's Health and is hoping to enter a residency in Rural Family Medicine or Obstetrics and Genecology next year. In her spare time, she enjoys mountain biking, road cycling, running and playing bluegrass and folk music. 

CORBIN CHENGER

Hello Sundre! Thank you so much for welcoming me to your community. I am a final year medical student at the University of Calgary and I have the privilege of spending 5 months of my clerkship training here. I grew up in Lethbridge AB, studied neuroscience at the U of L, and worked as an ICU unit clerk prior to starting medical school. I am strongly considering a career in rural family medicine and Sundre has done an excellent job of showing me the excitement and challenges that rural practice offers. My clinical interests include care of the elderly, palliative care, addictions, and LGBTQ+ healthcare. When I’m not in the clinic you can find me riding my bike by the river, hiking the nearby mountains, or checking out the local farmers markets. I look forward to meeting you and your family during my time in Sundre. 

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