Kirsten Desjardins-Lorimer is a second year in practice family physician from Ottawa, Ontario with a passion for rural medicine. She completed her undergraduate training at STFX in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and most recently her residency in Vancouver, British Columbia. She spent 18 months doing rural locums throughout Canada including British Columbia, Ontario, Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. She now lives and works full time in the NWT. Outside of rural family practice, you can find Kirsten hiking, mountain biking and backcountry camping!