Tess Loch is a second-year medical student at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. Prior to beginning medical school, Tess completed MacEwan University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Edmonton and worked as a registered nurse (RN) for six years. During her nursing tenure, Tess specialized in obstetrics and emergency. She is proud to have spent her nursing career at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, where she was temporarily redeployed as an RN for pandemic relief in March of 2020.
In addition to her studies, Tess is involved with the Student Run Clinic as Vice-Chair, Student Run Simulation Team as a didactic coordinator and with the Academic Mentorship Program at the Cumming School of Medicine. She is also involved with research projects related to prone CPR, family presence in pre-hospital care and physician roles in emergency medicine. Her current medical specialties of interest in medicine are emergency, anesthesia and obstetrics.
In her spare time, Tess loves to stay active and can be found running, biking, doing group fitness classes or walking her dog. She is looking forward to clerkship and is excited for hands-on learning and working with patients.