Speaker Profile

Dr. Burnett graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1981 with BSc(Med) and MD degrees. She obtained her CCFP and entered private practice in family medicine in Winnipeg. Seven years and two children later she returned to the University of Manitoba and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program followed by the APOG/Solvay Scholarship in Medical Education. She was appointed Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In that capacity she was able engage the medical students by defining and valuing their role as integral members of the health care team. She completed the Advanced Instructor Course in Medical Simulation in Boston in 2010 and used her newly acquired skills to implement a high fidelity simulation curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate learners in her Department. In 2010 she was appointed Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director and served in that capacity for 10 years. Her academic interests include simulation in medical education, clinical decision-making, portfolios for learner assessment, competency-based education and transition to practice through clinical mentorship. Her busy clinical practice is focused on minimally invasive gynaecology, vulvar diseases and women’s reproductive health. She has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards and has given invited presentations throughout Canada. She currently serves as Associate Head, Academic in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and sits as Chair of the Promotions, Tenure and Physician Wellness Committee. Dr. Burnett has mentored nearly 200 individual learners including elective students, residents and colleagues many of whom have made the famous “Field Trip” to discover treasures that are to be found on the shelves of a local drugstore. These forays are invariably educational for all concerned.
I do not have a relationship with a for-profit and/or a not-for-profit organization to disclose. I intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. “off-label” use of medication).