Dr. Rachel Grimminck, MD, FRCPC, DABPN, CGP
Dr. Grimminck (she/her/hers) is a psychiatrist of mixed European ancestry living on the unceded traditional and present day territories of the Quw’utsun and Coast Salish Peoples on Vancouver Island. She is grateful to call such beautiful land home.
Her background is in emergency psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, group therapy and working with people with serious and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders in the community (SUIT/ACT). She is board certified in the US and Canada, and a Certified Group Psychotherapist by the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists . She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary and a Clinical Instructor with the University of British Columbia. She is the former Clinical Medical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services at Foothills Medical Center and led the development of the simulation program for psychiatry residents at the University of Calgary. She has received numerous awards including the 2020 Early Career Leadership in Medical Education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the 2020 Early Career Achievement in Psychiatry from the Canadian Psychiatric Association. She is a member of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 class of 2020. She is a recent graduate of the Island Health Physician Quality Improvement program. She is a member of the BC Psychiatric Association board and vice chair of the Doctors of BC Council on Health Promotion. Dr. Grimminck is passionate about reducing systemic stigma and discrimination for those suffering from mental illness and system level responses to physician wellness.
She has lived and worked in many Canadian provinces, and in southern and eastern Africa. She loves spending time in nature, and enjoying the arts and culture with her friends and family.