YukonMD

Living the dream

Flexibility and lifestyle for Yukon GP couple

Doctors Phil & Justine Urness
The broad scope of practice and flexibility offered in the Yukon allows my husband and I to have the type of practice that works best for us and our family.

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Yes, I do feel at home in the far (far) north


A while ago, my husband and I were at a bar mitzvah in Toronto, meeting and greeting relatives we hadn’t seen for the better part of a decade. They were full of wonder – and puzzlement – about where we live.

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I always wanted to work in a more remote setting

Whitehorse Yukon
I did my first locum after graduation here in 2002 while I returned to the city for a few other locums the pull to stay here never left and now I am 10 years into a wonderful family practice with a great mix of colleagues and a Yukon family too.

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Outdoor lifestyle I like and a desire for a lot of quality time with my family

Dr. Gagnon and her family photo
Whitehorse was definitely where I decided to establish myself and raise my kids.

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A Leap of Faith


Dr. Adam Sherrard was working on the coast of Labrador when he stumbled upon an advertisement for a locum physician in a community almost 9000km away.

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A great experience


My wife and I started our Yukon medical careers in 1980. It has been a great experience. The medicine has been challenging and full spectrum with enthusiastic supportive colleagues.

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A six week vacation which then evolved

Aedes Scheer ice fishing in the Yukon
I first came to the Yukon for a six week vacation which then evolved into "just a year" when I started teaching high school in Whitehorse. That was 22 years ago.

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