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Catherine Patocka

Pronouns: she/her


Clinical Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Program Director, FRCPC Emergency Medicine

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Graduate Student

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences

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FRCPC, McGill University, 2013

Educational Background

BSc Honours Pharmacology, University of Alberta, 2004

MDCM McGill University, 2008

MHPE Health professions education, Maastricht University, 2016


Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Catherine completed her medical training and residency training in Emergency medicine at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. She  works in the Emergency departments at Foothills Medical Centre and the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary. She previously also worked for the Calgary Sexual Assault Response Service with a committed group of physicians and nurses who care for victims of sexual assault. Early into independent practice Catherine completed a Masters in Health Professions education through Maastricht University in the Netherlands and has held a number of leadership roles since that time including AHS Clinical Knowledge and Content Management lead for Emergency Medicine, Competence by Design Lead for Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary and is currently the 5 year Royal College of Emergency Medicine 5-year specialty postgraduate Program Director. She is also currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Community Health Sciences with a specialization Medical Education looking at feedback in medical education under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Ellaway.


  • John Ruedy Award for Excellence in Graduate Health Professions Education Scholarship, The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. 2023
  • Postgraduate Clinical Education Award for clinical, adjunct and research faculty, University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine. 2023
  • Outstanding Commitment to Residency Education 5-6 Year Programs, Postgraduate Medical Education, Cumming School of Medicine. 2021