Dr. Scott McLeod earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Regina, and then completed medical school and family medicine residency at the University of Saskatchewan. From 2003 to 2004, he attended the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and the University of Texas School of Public Health in San Antonio Texas, where he completed a residency in aerospace medicine, which resulted in a United States’ board certification and master’s degree in public health. He participated in the Canadian Armed Forces National Securities program, where he received a master’s in public administration.
While maintaining clinical knowledge through continuing medical education and professional development, Dr. McLeod invests his time, training, and experience in being a physician leader. He is working on projects with other health care leaders in Alberta, and is passionate about purposeful training, coaching, and mentoring to develop highly effective physician leaders, a healthy workforce to succeed in providing the best care for all Canadians, and properly executed continuous quality improvement in order to successfully impact patient care.
Dr. McLeod cites that there is no better specialty than family medicine to appreciate the complexity of providing health care in Canada, and that being a family physician has allowed him incredible experiences and diverse relationships throughout his career. The best part of his job is connecting with front line care providers, and he finds it energizing to see the passion doctors in Canada have for their work.
Calvin L. Gutkin Family Medicine Ambassador Award
This award is named in honour of Dr. Calvin Gutkin, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the CFPC from 1996 to 2012. The award recognizes a dynamic leader in Canadian family medicine distinguished for their vision, innovation, and relationship building with organizations that support and positively influence the ever-changing role of the family physician. The first award aptly went to the man for whom it was named.