Dr. Caroline Shooner grew up in Montreal
and completed her medical degree at McGill University (1996)
and her Family Medicine residency at Memorial University
(1998). She spent the first years of her medical career
traveling and working across the country, while also
recording music and performing as part of the original folk
duo Her Sweet Time.
In 2007, Caroline joined the Queen Charlotte medical team
and has been practicing on Haida Gwaii ever since.
Caroline is interested in how the Arts and Humanities can
help promote health and allow us to look more critically and
meaningfully at how we practice medicine. She has always
thought of medicine as “Applied Humanities.”
In 2015, she
completed a MSc in Medical Humanities at King’s College
London. During this year, she was introduced to the field of
Graphic Medicine and started drawing cartoons, inspired by
the comic side of small town medicine: The Boon Docs.