Pouria Rezapour is a first-year Dalhousie Family Medicine resident completing his training in Cape Breton. He earned his medical degree through the University of British Columbia and is currently working at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney and will be there until July 2020. Rezapour is one of 12 medical residents currently working in Cape Breton.
Age: 29 Occupation: Medical resident Specialty: Family medicine Home: Vancouver, B.C. First job: Carnival game operator
Why did you choose to study medicine: I wanted to do something that challenged me to solve problems and integrate science and ethics in service to humanity. What about your profession has surprised you: I have found it strange that on the one hand we have armies of people in health care tirelessly working to improve community health, yet we see health problems growing. It has made me wonder: how can each of us take some responsibility for ensuring that the next generation develops healthy habits in the various dimensions of their lives? What talent would you most like to have: Carpentry Coffee or tea: Earl Grey tea What is your favourite food: Thai Favourite movie: Won’t You Be My Neighbour? Favourite music: Pink Floyd, Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters & Men Favourite books: The Little Prince, Thief in the Night, Structure of Scientific Revolutions Pet peeve: Chewing with your mouth open What is something you like to do in your leisure time: Ice hockey goaltending Favourite motto or expression: “Let deeds not words be your adorning.” What traits in people do you admire most: Humility Favourite thing about Cape Breton: Its natural beauty. Favourite place to travel in Cape Breton: Cabot Trail Favourite place to travel outside of Cape Breton: South Africa