2004 – New Brunswick

Dr Victor Robichaud graduated from Laval University in Quebec City in 1982. After completing his residency at McMaster University, Dr Robichaud practiced in Tracadie in Northern New Brunswick, an area badly in need of physicians. His practice comprised the full scope of family medicine, including obstetrics and a regular shift in the emergency department. In 1988, Dr Robichaud moved to Moncton to join a family practice teaching unit and is now a professor with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Sherbrooke. On top of teaching, he runs a family practice with hospital privileges at the Dr Georges L. Dumont Regional Hospital and is director of Health Services at the University of Moncton.

Dr Robichaud is very active with the New Brunswick College of Family Physicians and The College of Family Physicians of Canada: he was President of the New Brunswick chapter from 1994 to 1996 and is currently editor of Plexus, the chapter newsletter. He has been a member of the CCFP Exam Committee since 1997 and is now its chairman. In 1997, he became a Fellow of the CFPC.

As a teacher in Family Medicine, Dr Robichaud has developed an expertise in the teaching of communications skills, adolescent healthcare and the community aspects of family medicine. He encourages his residents to become more active within their community by getting them involved in local charities and visiting local high schools. He has presented workshops on these topics at different national and international meetings.

Dr Robichaud is married to Susan Skanes, a plastic surgeon and has two sons and one daughter. Dr Robichaud enjoys spending time with his family and his hobbies include travelling, cooking, gardening, reading and listening to music.

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