Written by: Jordan Chang
This week we are featuring another one of our fantastic Rockdoc team members – Rebecca Schonnop. Rebecca is currently an Emergency Medicine resident at University of Alberta who began working with Rockdoc in 2013. Rebecca began volunteering with Rockdoc for several events gaining the skills and confidence that helped her lead the data collection for an observational study on the medical support Rockdoc provided at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games. With the data and research that she lead at the 2014 Special Olympic Canada Summer Games, she went on to present her findings and research in poster format at the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) conference in Toronto in April, 2017. “One of the things I love about working with Rockdoc is the team dynamics at every event, where everyone is treated like a valued team member. Some of my initial work with Rockdoc proved impactful for future events, specifically when I assisted in creating volunteer training materials for various Rockdoc events.”
Additionally, when asked about her time with Rockdoc, Rebecca reflects fondly of how opportunities with the company helped her to further develop her career in the medical field. During her residency, she created a simulation workshop for local medical/nursing students on providing medical care at electronic dance music (EDM) events, “My experiences with Rockdoc gave me the background knowledge and insight to help develop this workshop,” Rebecca says. Rebecca also helped to develop various training materials for multiple Rockdoc events, ensuring that her knowledge, dedication, and passion were passed down to other enthusiastic crew members.
We are so grateful to have amazing crew members like Rebecca who dedicate their time and energy to help make Rockdoc what it has become. It is gratifying to see the growth in people like Rebecca as a result of their hard work, enthusiasm and the experiences they have working within our company. We are so excited to see Rebecca’s career in the medical field flourishing, and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for this bright light! We know she will continue to shine as ER doctor and colleague in the future.
To learn more about how you can get involved with our Rockdoc team e-mail our crew coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.