McMaster University

McMaster University

Pediatric Chief Residents

Effective April 1, 2018 the Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce the appointment of our Chief Residents for the 2018-19 Pediatric Residency Program.

The Pediatric Residency Program is committed to providing outstanding training and mentorship with skills in clinical medicine, research, and education. Our Chief Residents play an essential role in the program by providing vital administrative and leadership support and help ensure the success of all residents.


About the Chief Residents (2018-2019)

Dr. Brittany Anne Howson-Jan

Brittany Anne completed her Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree in Human Physiology at the University of Western Ontario and subsequently studied Medicine at McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. She is presently in her second year of the paediatric residency program at McMaster University where she served as co-social representative in the 2017-2018 academic year and has been involved in the education and evaluation in McMaster’s undergraduate medical program. She hopes to continue an active involvement in medical education while chief resident, and her career interests lie in community paediatrics, development and behavioural paediatrics, as well as the care of adolescents.

Dr. Robin Mackin

Robin Mackin completed her Medical Degree at the University of Ottawa after graduating from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  As a former elite athlete, she looks forward to building on her leadership and teamwork skills in her new role as Chief Resident.  She is currently in her fourth year of residency and has special interests in the area of medical education and patient safety.  She has made several contributions to medical education both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Her passion for teaching and mentorship was recognized in 2018 by being the recipient of both the PARO Resident Teaching Award and Bosco Paes Teaching Award.  Her research projects have been focused on the 'Hidden Curriculum' of medical education. Upon graduation she is looking forward to pursuing a career as a General Pediatrician with special interests in northern medicine, Sickle cell disease and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 

Dr. Oyinkansola Oyefeso

Dr Oyinkansola Oyefeso obtained her medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Science,Nigeria.She worked in Ireland as a pediatric trainee and then subsequently moved to Canada  where she embarked on her Pediatric Residency.She is currently in her second year of Pediatric Residency training at McMaster University where she functioned as one of the wellness representative in the 2017-2018 academic year. Oyin continually seeks opportunities to serve in her resident body. Her passion lies in medical education, global health and neonatology.Upon completing her pediatric training, Oyin aspires to impact the knowledge she has received in this great citadel of learning globally in medical education and health care delivery.


Contact information:

Drs. Howson-Jan, AlRowayshed and Oyefeso
Chief Residents
Department of Pediatrics
Office: HSC-3N48

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