Dr. Poulin earned his doctorate from the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine in 1989 before completing two years of residency in family medicine at the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal from 1989 to 1991. He was an active member of the Dolbeau Hospital in Lac Saint-Jean from July 1991 to December 1993. He began his practice at the CSSS des Sommets in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts in January 1994, working in the hospital’s intensive care unit and emergency department until December 2007. He was also head of the emergency department from 1997 to 2007.
Dr. Poulin also completed additional training in cardiology in 1998 and earned a diploma in sports medicine in 2004. He has participated in various sporting events as a physician at the regional and provincial levels, as well as in the 2007 Canada Winter Games in the Yukon and in the Jeux de la Francophonie in Lebanon as a member of the Canadian medical team. From 2006 to 2010, he was a member of the Carabins medical team of the Université de Montréal. Dr. Poulin spent time in France for further sports medicine training in 2008 at the University of Montpellier and in Marseille. During this time, he received musculoskeletal ultrasound training at the Clinique Bonneveine in Marseille and obtained a university diploma in podiatry from the University of Montpellier’s Faculty of Medicine in 2009.
Upon his return to Quebec, he resumed his activities in sports medicine as well as in intensive care at the CSSS des Sommets, where he held the position of Director of Medical Affairs. In the spring of 2012, he left the hospital milieu to focus on his practice in general and sports medicine, and has been leading the MediNord clinic since 2014.