New Brunswick Medical Society welcomes new President
The New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) is pleased to introduce our new President, Dr. Paula Keating.
Dr. Keating has served as a family physician in Miramichi since 1993, and provided inpatient care and family practice obstetrics care at the Miramichi Regional Hospital for over 20 years. Originally from Miramichi, she received her medical training at Dalhousie University, earning her medical degree in 1990 and completing a rotating internship in 1991. She was also granted Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2009.
Dr. Keating has been active with the New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) for many years as a member of the Health Policy and Promotion Committee, the Primary Care Task Force and the NBMS Executive. She joined the Board of Directors in 2020 and was nominated as President-Elect in 2022.
As President of the NBMS, Dr. Keating will advocate for additional medical school seats and increased training programs for residents as part of a train and retain strategy, as well as streamlining the process for recruiting and transitioning international medical graduates to practice in New Brunswick. She will also work to bolster family medicine by encouraging the reduction of administrative and financial burden on physicians, and to renew focus on addressing the social determinants of health.
Dr. Keating assumes spokesperson responsibilities for the Society effective immediately.