Dr. Arkadiusz Norbert Jaroni began studying medicine, after graduating as the Gold Medalist from the Bachelor of Science program, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He enrolled in the medical program at his undergraduate alma mater and soon graduated with a Doctor of Medicine.
While at the University of Alberta, Dr. Jaroni served his graduating class as their Research Representative and represented the Medical Students Association of Alberta on the Committee on Environmental Health at the Alberta Medical Association. Dr. Jaroni also completed two research projects – Isolation of a New Replication Protein, Topoisomerase III and Projection of AIDS patients and HIV infection for Alberta and Canada. The project on HIV was published as a report to Alberta Health in 1988.
After earning his MD, Dr. Jaroni traveled 4800 km east to spend a year in an integrated rotating internship at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Jaroni traveled another 4800 km – this time west – to train for a year in the General Surgery Residency at the University of Calgary. While there, he continued his interest in research and completed a project entitled Elective Simple Cystectomy of Symptomatic Splenic Pseudocysts.
Now a licensed general practice physician, Dr. Arkadiusz Jaroni cut his teeth as a medical examiner (coroner) in Mayerthorpe, Alberta and furthered his experience as a locum physician for the Mayerthorpe, Barrhead and Grande Prairie areas. Dr. Jaroni was soon hired as a medical examiner in Grande Prairie where he also established a private general/family practice. In addition to these duties, Dr. Jaroni worked as a physician at the Grande Prairie Regional College Students and Staff Clinic. He also became a member-at-large for the Alberta Medical Association Section of Rural Medicine during his stay in Grande Prairie. Other honors included holding the post of Chief of Emergency at the QE II Hospital in Grande Prairie and being appointed Alberta Medical Association Representative Forum Delegate for the Physicians of the Mistahia Region 13. It was during this time that Dr. Jaroni began teaching Life Support Courses, starting with PALS and ITLS. Since that time he has added the courses: ACLS, BLS, NRP, ALSO and ALARM, and is looking for more.
Then Dr. Jaroni transitioned into Emergency Medicine and moved to Edmonton. He began work at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and, later, the North East Community Health Center emerg