Before pursuing family medicine, Dr. Wagner was on track in a successful career in economics. Yet, the cutthroat world she was living in held little appeal, and after volunteering on a 2010 medical mission to Guatemala she was inspired to shift her focus. “There is no way I would have been successful if I kept going down the path I was on,” she says. “I wouldn’t be the person I am today and I wouldn’t appreciate and value the things I do.”
Dr. Wagner loves training at The Wright Center for Medical Education because of the support and attention she has received from physician faculty members. “They not only care about our education, but our well-being too,” she says. “We are not numbers. They work with us on an individual level and have really taken us under their wings while providing the guidance we need.” She also loves the hands-on experience she has received and believes the program will help her become the best physician she can be. Confidence comes with exposure, time and having the proper guidance and leadership,” she says. “I believe I have all of these things at The Wright Center.” Her primary area of interest is emergency medicine and she is considering an ER fellowship following residency.
Dr. Wagner was born in Eatonia, SK, Canada and attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Saint Kitts and Nevis.