Jillian Stewart Looks Back on Her Medical Training and Career, From Canada to the Caribbean and Beyond

Jillian Stewart's career in medicine has seen her travel thousands of miles in the pursuit of excellence.

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A Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2017 saw Jillian Stewart celebrate a decade in her profession as a medical practitioner.

"My first big move, as part of my medical career, was from Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, to the Netherlands Antilles," says Stewart.

From there, she would travel across the U.S., spending time in Georgia, Missouri, South Dakota and Florida.

"I originally started a course in general biology at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo, before transferring to the University of British Columbia to complete a Bachelor of Science," says Stewart of her early medical education.

It was from Vancouver's University of British Columbia that she would graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology, in 2002.

"I found a role with the Greater Vancouver Regional District," says Stewart. "As a bacteriologist and quality control technician, I performed analysis of drinking water and local beach water samples for the lower mainland of Vancouver and surrounding municipalities."

Jillian Stewart adds, "This would include aseptic techniques, general lab procedures, and preparation of culture media."

Acutely aware that her passion lay elsewhere, Stewart decided to leave Canada for the tropical climes of the Netherlands Antilles, enrolling at the Caribbean island group's Saba University School of Medicine.

Completing basic sciences on Saba — where students and staff at the University School of Medicine account for up to 20 percent of the island's population — Stewart went on to complete her clinical rotations in the United States.

"After graduation, I spent 18 months as a resident family medicine physician at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia," recalls Stewart. "This was after having completed rotations in pediatrics, OB-GYN, internal medicine, orthopedics, radiology, and emergency medicine, while also achieving ACLS and PALS certification."

Subsequent openings saw Stewart spend four years at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, followed by time at South Dakota's Sanford Aberdeen Health, and later at San Diego-based AMN Healthcare in California.

"At the University of Missouri, as a resident OB-GYN, I also completed monthly rotations in high-risk obstetrics, ultrasound, neonatal ICU, gynecology, and ER," says Stewart.

"Throughout my career I have always aimed to promote optimal wellness for women, sharing a sense of duty and enthusiasm towards our wider goals in medicine," the medical practitioner adds. "Excellent patient care and education are both paramount."

Jillian Stewart goes on to add, "Such comprehensive care includes performing well-woman exams, delivering preventative medicine, addressing infertility, and handling menopausal symptom treatment, as well as performing oophorectomies, hysterectomies, C-sections, and more."

"As a medical practitioner and expert in my field," concludes Stewart, "I continue striving to provide quality patient care through comprehensive evaluation and treatment services."

Jillian Stewart currently resides in Jensen Beach, Florida, and is a member of the South Dakota State Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

To learn more about Jillian Stewart, please visit her Linkedin account here.

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