2006 – Alberta

Dr Josephine Wilson was born in Yorkshire, England, moving to Edmonton with her family as a child.

Josephine decided at age 14 that medicine was her future, and in 1970 graduated from the University of Alberta medical school. During her internship at Vancouver General Hospital, she met her future husband, Dr Jim Emmett. Their first experience working together was at the Stoney Health Centre on the Stoney First Nations reserve at Morley, Alberta, where Jim was medical director and Josephine the family medicine resident.

Josephine later became a partner at the Southwest Medical Clinic in Calgary where she and her husband have enjoyed working together for over 30 years. In addition to providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages, obstetrics has always been a favourite area of practice for Josephine. She treasures the 3,000+ “special deliveries” she has attended. She would some day like to apply her love for obstetrics to teaching these skills in Latin America. She is actively involved in local and provincial medical organizations, serving as President of the Medical Staff Organization at Foothills Hospital and the Regional Medical Staff Association. She is currently the Physician Lead of the Foothills Primary Care Network in Calgary.

Josephine and Jim are parents to three grown children and a new grandson. Singing, hiking, cross-country skiing and walking her dog are favourite leisure activities.

“I have very much enjoyed my career as a family doctor. It keeps my life exciting and challenging – never a dull moment!”

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