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Rachelle Grad, MD

Family Medicine Resident

Education and training

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Professional interests

Community medicine
Pediatrics
Psychiatry
Women’s health

A little about me

I was raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. I received a B.Sc. in Neuroscience at The University of Lethbridge. After achieving my undergraduate degree, I pursued her interest in research by working for Defense Research and Development Canada at Canadian Forces Base Suffield. Subsequently, I attended medical school at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, where I was on the Board of the Canadian Medical Students Association and volunteered for local charities such as SXM Paws, ICAN orphanage, and the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation. While living in London during clinical rotations, I had the opportunity to perform further research in the ODYSSEY clinical trials, developing medication for Acute Coronary Syndrome prevention. My other professional interests include community medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, and women’s health; interests that are the spotlight of The Institute for Family Health Residency program. I look forward to becoming part of the vibrant Kingston community. My personal interests include traveling, scuba diving, hiking, ballet, baking, and playing with my dog, Scuba.

Why I love my job

Being a doctor allows me to follow patients throughout life, solving the mysteries and burdens of sicknesses and offering cures or coping mechanisms for a broad spectrum of illnesses. Family medicine offers a high-paced learning environment where I can advance technical skill, expand my knowledge, and be involved in interdisciplinary teamwork, while always keeping the focus on my patients.

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Professional experience & accomplishments

Dr. Rachelle Grad pursued her interest in research by working for Defence Research and Development Canada at Canadian Forces Base Suffield after college. She was on the Board of the Canadian Medical Students Association in medical school and volunteered for local charities such as SXM Paws, ICAN orphanage, and the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation. While living in London during clinical rotations, Dr. Grad had the opportunity to perform further research in the ODYSSEY clinical trials developing medication for Acute Coronary Syndrome prevention.