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Dr. Andria MacAulay

Dr. Andria MacAulay is a family physician practising in Truro with a particular interest women’s, children’s and adolescent healthcare. Dr. MacAulay graduated from Mount Allison University with a BSc (Honours with Distinction) in 1997 and attended Dalhousie University Medical School where she graduated with her MD (with Distinction) in 2001. She completed a Rural Family Medicine Residency through McMaster University in Northern Ontario and obtained her Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) in 2003. She was awarded her Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2014.

Dr. MacAulay has an interest in medical education and continuing medical education. Since 2006, she has worked as a Regional Coordinator of the Dalhousie Community Hospital Program. She also serves as a local coordinator of the Colchester East Hants Health Authority Grand Rounds program. Previously, Dr. MacAulay was involved with the Medical Education Cabinet at the Colchester Regional Hospital and was their Coordinator for Undergraduate Family Medicine.

Dr. MacAulay has been an examiner and marker for the College of Family Physicians. In 2014, she began writing objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) cases for the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II and has since contributed to the National Assessment Collaboration’s Practice Ready Assessment (NAC PRA). She currently sits on the NAC PRA Therapeutics Decision Making Test Committee.

Dr. MacAulay first became involved with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia in 2005 working as an examiner and later a case writer for the Clinician Assessment for Practice Program (CAPP). She later became one of the Chief Examiners for this program until its discontinuation in 2015. In 2013, Dr. MacAulay began working as a Physician Advisor on the College’s Practice Improvement Committee. She has also acted as a Practice Assessor for the College and has been actively involved in the development of the College’s new Physician Peer Review – Nova Scotia program (PPR-NS).

Dr. MacAulay resides outside of Truro with her husband and three busy children in their woodlot with a dog, cat, rabbit, fish and chickens. She volunteers with many of her children’s activities including at school, the swim team and Girl Guides. Dr. MacAulay enjoys hiking, traveling and camping with her family.

Dr. MacAulay was elected to Council in 2017. She currently sits on the Professional Standards committee.