2006 – New Brunswick
Dr Robert Boulay was born in Bathurst, New Brunswick and grew up on the province’s north shore in the rural area of Belledune. Robert earned his medical degree from Dalhousie in 1989. After completing a rotating internship at Dalhousie, Robert and his wife Bernadette (a recent DDS graduate and fellow New Brunswick native) opted to return to their home province to practice. They decided on Miramichi, a reflection of their positive experiences growing up in small communities coupled with the desire to give back to “the river”.
Robert’s professional interests range from family medicine and obstetrics to palliative care and geriatrics. He is involved in local, provincial and national healthcare committees, and recently completed a two year term as President of the New Brunswick College of Family Physicians. In 2004, Dalhousie named him Undergraduate Preceptor of the year for New Brunswick, a real honour for this dedicated teacher. He is currently part of a project to develop a “satellite” medical school in New Brunswick to promote enhanced teaching opportunities for medical students.
Robert and Bernadette have two sons and a daughter, and enjoy time spent in sports activities – enabling them to set a healthy example for their community.
“Family physicians possess a sacred trust which allows us to share in some of the greatest joys and the deepest sorrows of human existence – we are truly blessed in this regard.”