Sen – From Surgeon to Healthcare Improvement Specialist
#14 - While cultures around the world are different, parents are all the same; they want their children to have a good life, and a stable career can help make that happen. That’s why Sen’s parents recommended that their son, a bright student, should become a doctor. The world always needs doctors, in good times and bad, so Sen took their advice and ended up as a surgeon in his native China. After a government policy change pushed him away from surgery and into the role of Quality Care Specialist, Sen moved through the ranks until he was the Director of Emergency and of the Patient Department at the hospital where he had done his training. Despite the success, some of the things Sen saw had him considering leaving China for the western world. Looking for a way to move his family to Canada, he found the Master of Public Health program at Western University and knew that was his pathway to immigration. Three and a half years after arriving in Canada, completing his Master’s degree, and working in the Canadian healthcare system, Sen reflects on how he got here.