Congratulations to Dr. Eve Purdy for winning the Ontario Medical Association Resident Achievement Award!  The Resident Achievement Award is awarded for outstanding contribution to the advancement of postgraduate training. As of 2007, the award may be presented annually to one resident from each of the six provincial medical schools.

Dr. Eve Purdy earned her Bachelor of Health Sciences from McMaster University and her medical degree from Queen’s University.  She is a current emergency medicine resident at Queen’s University and a Masters in Applied Anthropology Candidate at thee University of North Texas.

Dr. Purdy loves clinical medicine, but she is also fascinated with patient stories and lives in constant amazement that she gets to become a part of the narrative.  She is endlessly curious about how people behave in groups (anthropology). She wants to understand how we might be able to harness that information to make our traditional and online education programs/organizations/networks stronger and she is particularly interested in studying these topics through a feminist lens.

She has numerous active research projects related to the use of open educational resources by residents, social media use by medical learners, and the free open access medical education space.  She serves as the Assistant Editor for the ALiEM Medical Education in Cases Project, the Senior Editor with CanadiEM, and Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Site Chair for Queen’s – advocate for residents at my local site and at a provincial level.  And she is very excited to be a speaker at FIX2017!

Congratulations Dr. Purdy!