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Dr. Tyler Hickey grew up in rural Ontario and attended the University of Guelph. After graduating, he made a cross-country move to complete his PhD (studying tuberculosis) and MD at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Always drawn to the underlying science and physiology of medical illnesses, Dr. Hickey pursued a specialist medical career in pathology and laboratory medicine (anatomical pathology) and subsequently completed fellowship training in forensic pathology.
Today, Dr. Hickey currently enjoys a full and rewarding career that includes interesting and challenging work as a forensic pathologist, supervision and guidance of medical trainees from two of Canada’s preeminent universities, and active research in a program that explores causes of preventable accidental deaths.
Dr. Hickey has had the opportunity to sit on medical admission committees for universities in British Columbia and Ontario during both residency training and as a faculty member. His guidance has led to multiple successful medical placements in recent years. As someone who was not accepted to medical school on his first application, Dr. Hickey understands the trials and stresses of working through the challenging medical admission process and how best to enhance your application after an unsuccessful first attempt or, better yet, find success on your first application!
Outside of his career, Dr. Hickey keeps busy with riding his bicycle and family activities. His kids lament his constant Dad jokes, but some people find his puns rather endearing!
Undergraduate: University of Guelph
Medical School: University of British Columbia
Residency: University of British Columbia
Fellowship: University of Toronto
If the mood strikes and some luck is on his side, Dr. Hickey is pretty good at juggling. He is also a fairly avid road cyclist. However, he has yet to try the two skills together. Hmm...
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