|Dr. Canice McMullen, M.D, FFCS
Dr. Canice William Styles McMullen, M.D., FFCS, is currently serving as a Surgeon and Medical Officer aboard the USS Resolution. He is a board certified member of the College of Surgeons, belonging to the Fellow, Federation College of Surgeons FFCS. Canice has a twin brother Fr. Philip Neri Styles, born Jacob Michael Styles McMullen, who is a Catholic Priest serving in the Archdiocese of Star Fleet.
- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 180 lbs.
- Hair: Brown
- Eyes: Blue
- Build: Swimmers
Likes and Dislikes
- Coffee: Canice' favorite drink, can go a day without several of them
- Cheesecake: Canice' favorite food, but tries to not eat it often
- Baths: Canice likes to end the day in a long warm bath, with music and candles.
- Golf: Canice is a huge fan of golf, he has many books on the subject, and will attend any game he can, he plays often on the holodeck.
- Being called by his Rank: Canice perfers being called by Doctor and not by his rank
- Being interrupted in the lab: He hates when he is working at something and then he is pulled away from it, so many times that is messed up the results of what he was doing
- Being alone: Coming from a large family, at night in his Quarters, Canice often feels lonely and misses being with people, this does not happen while he is working so he will often be found working in the lab well past his shift.
He has a dream of one day being the Commanding Officer and Chief Surgeon of a Major Star Fleet Medical Outpost, where groundbreaking work is being done.
Growing up in a very large family of overachievers and deeply religious people, Canice harbors the deeply held belief that he does not match up. He has spent much of his life attempting to please his Father and older brothers and desperately wanting them to respect him and treat him as a peer. He even followed in their footsteps and planned to become a dentist surgeon before changing his specialty to neurosurgery medicine in his second year at Exeter.
It wasn’t until medical school that he was able identify his own strengths and has slowly grown in confidence. He is very hard-working; eager to please and easily hurt when he feels embarrassed. In social situations, he tends to hold back and doesn’t like to be the center of attention, preferring interactions with smaller groups. During his time on board the Deep Space 224 Canice developed confidence in his ability as a doctor and was eventually able to assert himself. A naturally caring person, he grew very close to his small medical staff in his department.
When it comes to the non-medical aspects of Starfleet life, he can feel out of his depth and prefers the safety of of his Medical Lab or in Sickbay to the uncertainty of away missions.
Canice was born in Cork Ireland, on Earth, his parents were both very active, his mother was school teacher and his father was dentist. He grew up with four sisters and four brother, a total of nine kids in the house. Privacy was always an issue, so he spent a lot of time playing in the woods and building forts, later he would use these forts as a place to read.
Canice did his Residency and his Fellowship at Deep Space 224, he specializes in neurological disorders with a sub specialty in infectious diseases, focusing in on effects of Borg assimilation. He was educated at the University of Exeter School of Medicine and later at Star Fleet Medical.
He spent much of his time on Deep Space 224 working in the Borg nanoprobe lab, his work was two fold, introduce new medical procedures using nanoprobe technology, and work to full free a someone that has been fully assimilated by the Borg, by removing all borg implants without the body shutting down.
This work was very intense, and Canice got to put some of test into practice when the Station first office was nearly blown apart and traditional medical practices were not working on healing the brain. He was able to use probes, the navigate the brain safely, and deliver the nanoprobes, the surgery was 14 hours long, and the recover of the Commander was a few days, but it saved his life.
He was able to use that surgery as a test-bed case and to perfect it further on the Holodeck, he sent all his logs, test cases, and holo uploads to Star Fleet Medical for there review of it. He spent more and time on his research, but started getting tired of being in just one place on a remote station, when the USS Resolution was sent into the The Borderlands Canice jump at the opportunity to transfer to her. He spends most of his time in a Bio-Medical Lab working, but will help out if needed on away missions or in Sick Bay as needed.
Canice spent most of his time in Sickbay and mostly his lab in Sickbay, he had to do regular rotations in the primary sickbay as a Medical Officer, for the most part he did not mind the rotations in Sickbay, especially if it was in one the Surgery wards, however he did not care to work on the crew in the primary sickbay, treating things like runny noses and such, things like that took him away from his research.
Moving from Deep Space 224 to the USS Resolution the sickbay and labs were much smaller and not as well equipped with the latest and most up to date technology and tools. But being able to be out on the front lines, was just to much to not take up the opportunity to serve on the small ship. Also being on a small ship, Canice felt it would push his skills, and he would also be more comfortable with a smaller crew.
Canice was accepted to Starfleet Academy on his first attempt and began study with a major in Nanotechnology and a minor in MicroBiology. He greatly enjoyed his time as an undergraduate, making a close group of friends and finally feeling free of the expectations of his family. A good, rather than exceptional student, he graduated in the top ten percent of his class and was accepted to the Starfleet Medical post-graduate program.
Starfleet Medical: The transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study was not an easy one for Canice and in the first year he struggled to maintain his grades. As all of his friends had accepted commissions and were on their first postings, the support network he had built up over the previous four years was gone.
Although not on his official record, for a time he was using stimulants in order to stay focused and study. He became depressed and was close to washing out of the program. His dramatic change in attitude was spotted by one of his professors who, in an attempt to help him decide whether he wanted to be a doctor or not, arranged for him to volunteer in the field during a planet wide outbreak on the Bajoran colony Telian IV.
He spent three months working with Starfleet Medical colleagues and Bajoran doctors during the outbreak. This was a truly life changing experience for the young medical student. He discovered that he truly loved medicine but was more suited to surgery than trauma medicine. With a new sense of purpose, he completed medical school.
Awards and Service Ribbons
Final Academy Psychological Evaluation – Cadet Canice McMullen
I have had the pleasure of several meetings with Cadet Canice McMullen during his time at Starfleet medical and I have found him a pleasant, personable young man. A major facet of Cadet Canice’s personality that I noticed immediately during our first session is his eagerness to please those around him. He believes that if he is able to impress others (particularly superiors) with his actions or, it will make them like him.
I believe this is a result of his family life. From his own description, Cadet McMullen grew up in a home where worth was measured in achievements and in the faith they practiced. His difficult relationship with his father has left him terrified of disappointing anyone. He therefore places a great deal of pressure upon himself to match up to the achievements of his family, especially his older siblings and the expectations that he assumes others have of him.
I have found a dramatic difference in Cadet McMullen since his temporary assignment on Telian IV. In many ways, he seemed considerably younger that his age before this time. He returned from this assignment, more mature and surer of his own abilities.
Having engaged in his first serious relationship, Cadet McMullen suffered a very traumatic loss while on Telian IV. In general, he remains reluctant to talk about this and I have seen benefit when trying to press him on the subject. He has reported bouts of depression, which I believe are a normal part of the grieving process. I would hope that in time, he is able to discuss this more freely with a Counsellor he trusts, accepting that he may not wish to discuss such issues during an Academy psychological evaluation.
At several points during our discussions, I wondered who was evaluating who. Cadet McMullen has an interesting habit of making it seem like you are talking about him but in fact he’s not giving anything away and is steering the conversation back to how you feel or think. He is very reluctant to give too much away, although in my own experience he became more engaged during our later sessions.
While the issues described above are pertinent to Cadet McMullen’s psychological well being, I believe they will have little effect on his ability to act as a Starfleet officer or a physician. I hereby certify that Cadet Canice McMullen is mentally fit for duty and wish him well in his future endeavors.
Signed Lt. Commander Ashley Moore, M.D., Academy Counselor