Meet the Doc:
Dr. Bill Sevcik
This month meet Dr. Bill Sevcik
Clinical Department Facility Chief of the Emergency Department at the University of Alberta Hospital.
But to his family, he’s a farmer with a doctor habit.
1. Where are you from?
2. When did you decide to become a doctor?
I’ve always known that I wanted to be a doctor. My mom is a nurse and I was fascinated with her textbooks, especially the anatomy ones that had the see-through, colored plastic overlays. I would spend literally hours looking at them, and asking my mom questions about them.
3. What led you to specialize in emergency medicine?
Essentially I get to practice almost all branches of medicine in an environment that is far from structured. I realized that I enjoy putting some order into a chaotic environment.
4. What do you do for fun?
I love playing with farm animals, tractors and doing farm work. Growing up on the farm, we played a lot of board games and card games – so that is something I love to do with my family as well.
5. What is your favourite local hang out?
I like being outside. I spend as much time as I can in our local parks, the river valley or off-leash dog areas. It’s like being on my family farm inside of the city.
6. What does community support mean for your team in emergency?
Our team works in a very stressful environment. Working with the University Hospital Foundation – on initiatives like the Festival of Trees – makes us aware of the support from outside of the hospital. Thanks to the Foundation’s many generous donors, we know that our work is valued and that our community supports us.