2005 – Prince Edward Island
Dr Peter MacKean was born and raised in Montreal. His competitive spirit and discipline were evident in high school in cross-country running, track and competitive chess.
Peter thought about being a family doctor from a young age, an interest that stemmed from scientific curiosity paired with a strong drive to make life better for people.
Peter received his medical degree from Dalhousie University. His first year of Family Practice Residency was with the University of Toronto and the second year with Dalhousie.
Peter enjoys working in a small comprehensive care group practice in Kensington, PEI.
Peter finds that the most powerful effect on his own professional development has been his involvement with the College since 1990 and especially during his year as President of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2002-2003. He enjoys being involved in medical research and political initiatives on both provincial and national levels.
Peter is a medical student preceptor and Family Practice Residency Supervisor with Dalhousie University, and this year was honoured to be named the 2005 PEI Preceptor of the Year by Dalhousie.
Peter claims that his wife Carolyn keeps him grounded. They have two daughters, one of whom is attending college and the other teaching English in Korea.
Peter is currently Chair of the Prince County Hospital Medical Quality Committee and is co-chair of a project with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to help strengthen the links between Canadian family physicians and other specialists in both education and practice.
“I can’t imagine a more rewarding career, and the highlight is really the enduring relationships I develop with my patients and the community.”