Megan Miller, MD, CCFP (PM)
PEI Palliative Care Physician Megan Miller assumed the role of Chief Physician Recruiter for the Medical Society of PEI in January 2021 for a two-year term.
Dr. Miller has been a Palliative Care Physician and Clinical Associate at the Cancer Treatment Centre in Charlottetown since 2013 where her areas of clinical interest and expertise include Palliative Care, Advanced Care Planning, and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). She is highly regarded in the medical community for her professionalism, integrity, collaboration, and clinical skills.
A born and raised Islander, Dr. Miller is a dynamic and engaging leader with a true passion for the medical field. She completed her undergraduate degree at UPEI before pursuing medicine at Dalhousie University. During her schooling, she knew she wanted to practice in a field where she could use her communication and relationship building strengths. She completed a rotation in palliative medicine during medical school where her leadership abilities and interpersonal communication skills were recognized and celebrated. She received a number of leadership awards and was named by McLean Magazine as one of the ‘100 Young Canadians to Watch.’
After graduating from Dalhousie in 2004, Dr. Miller completed a two-year residency in family medicine at the University of Toronto, a one-year fellowship in palliative medicine at the University of Ottawa and practiced as a palliative care consultant at London Health Sciences Centre from 2007-2009. From 2009-2011, Dr. Miller and her husband lived in Australia and New Zealand, before moving to PEI in pursuit a safe, idyllic place to raise a family, and a tight-knit welcoming community.
Since moving back to PEI, Dr. Miller has taken on a leadership role in providing MAiD to patients province wide, while also delivering education sessions to various health care teams and community groups. She also plays an advocacy role within Health PEI and the Provincial Government to ensure equitable resource access and allocation for MAiD patients.
Having been through the PEI recruitment process herself, Dr. Miller understands the current challenges it poses, and sees where there are opportunities. She believes having a personal connection with the candidates is key and sees her new role as being an ambassador for the PEI medical community.
As the Chief Physician Recruiter, Dr. Miller will serve as lead contact for prospective physicians wishing to practice medicine on PEI. She will co-chair a new Joint Physician Recruitment Task Force and aims to raise PEI’s profile regionally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Miller will also serve as the lead contact for PEI physicians who are supporting a recruitment need in their physician group or transitioning out of practice. She reports directly to the CEO of MSPEI, while working closely with the Health and Wellness Recruitment and Retention Secretariat and Health PEI.