Resident Physician of the Month

The Resident Physician of the Month Award is meant to recognize and reward outstanding resident physicians who make exceptional contributions in their academic field while still maintaining their work/life balance. 

Interested in nominating someone? Fill out the  Resident Physician of the Month Award form.

This month we are recognizing a resident physician from the U of C’s  Internal Medicine program.

Dr. Peter Hoang

I’m from Waterloo, Ontario, and completed my undergraduate medical degree at McMaster University. I came to Calgary’s Internal Medicine program because of the spectacular resident physician culture and these are the people I’ve been fortunate to be able to learn from and rely on throughout my residency. I’m currently a PGY-3 and will be heading to the University of Toronto for a Geriatric Medicine fellowship. I am especially thankful to all the mentors I’ve met who have guided me to this subspecialty.
Outside work I enjoy playing tennis and boardgames with friends. I’m also lucky to have been able to experience many hikes in Kananaskis Country these past three years. I’m incredibly honoured to be nominated for this award and want to thank the colleagues and learners I have worked with for their support!


A colleague had this to say about Dr. Hoang  

Peter is a second-year internal medicine resident physician at the University of Calgary with a particular interest in Geriatrics. He is a fierce champion for seniors’ health—evidenced by his extensive list of community advocacy. As a regular contributor to the quarterly Alberta Council on Aging newsletter, Peter has synthesized complex concepts to provide public education on geriatrics topics for the past year. He has co-organized Resident Day for the Canadian Geriatrics Conference and has helped plan the Geriatrics Update Conference for the past two years. Peter has also worked to expand the Student-Social Isolation Program Partnership to Calgary to offset the injurious social effect the pandemic has had on our elderly population. Peter’s advocacy extends beyond the geriatric cohort as he also organized the IMRP Charity Committee PPE drive raising over $2,400 for the Calgary Drop-in centre.
Peter is also an exceptional leader and mentor. Junior trainees consistently remark upon Peter’s outstanding leadership on the MTU, particularly his dedication to ensuring a supportive and safe learning environment. He takes the time to truly know each team member allowing him to provide high-yield, tailored teaching and advocate for learning experiences most valuable to each trainee. He regularly goes above and beyond such as staying late to coach junior resident physicians on POCUS technique.To conclude, Peter is an exceptional resident physician and human being, and I am fortunate to call him colleague and friend.

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