Student Affairs

Welcome from the Student Affairs Team, located at the Learner Wellness Centre.

While a career in medicine is exciting, challenging and rewarding, there are times of exhaustion, disillusionment and stress. Our Student Affairs team is there to support the personal and professional growth of medical students throughout the four years of medical school at Queen's University by providing advocacy and advice in the areas of Academics, Careers and Wellness.  

We want to get to know you and support you.  We will have many opportunities to meet through our wellness curriculum but know you can contact us at anytime.  If you find yourself wondering about whether to contact us – please do!

For appointments, please contact  learnerwellness@queensu.ca, stop by our office in the Undergraduate Medical Office or call our Learner Wellness Assistants, Erin Meyer or Kim Suffron at 613-533-6000 x78451. We look forward to meeting with you! 


Our confidential fax # is (613) 533-6389.

Dr. Renee Fitzpatrick, MD, MRC Psych, FRCPC
Director of Student Affairs
Tel: 613 533-2542


Meet our Student Affairs, Learner Wellness Team

Wellness Advisors


Drs. Fitzpatrick, Franklin and ten Hove are committed to sitting down with Queen's medical students needing help or advice in a confidential and welcoming environment.

Dr. Renee Fitzpatrick, MD, MRC Psych, FRCPC
Wellness Advisor
 Dr. Jason Franklin, HBSc, MD, FRCSC
 Wellness Advisor
 Dr. Martin ten Hove, M.Eng., MD, FRCS(C)
 Wellness Advisor



Career Advisors

Drs. Haley, Howse and Lakoff are enthusiastic about helping Queen's medical students transition from being a student to a professional, including choosing a career within medicine. 


Dr. Susan Haley, MD, FRCPC
Career Advisor


    Dr. Kelly Howse, BSc (Hon), MD, CCFP
    Career Advisor



     Dr. Joshua Lakoff, MD, FRCPC
     Career Advisor

Academic Advisors

Drs. Beattie, Goldie, and MacDonald provide, in a welcoming environment, counselling to Queen's medical students who have concerns or encounter academic difficulties in their program.  

    Dr. Erin Beattie, MSc, MD, CCFP
    Academic Advisor
    Dr. Craig Goldie, MD, CCFP
    Academic Advisor
     Dr. Susan MacDonald, MD, MHSc, FCFP
     Academic Advisor