Dr. Hicken grew up in Alberta, Canada. He completed his undergraduate degree at BYU, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in French. He returned to Canada for medical school and graduated with his MD in 1996 from the University of Alberta. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Calgary, and subsequently worked in several remote rural communities in Alberta and British Columbia. In 1999, he moved to Kane, Pennsylvania, where he worked in the Emergency Room and in a Family Medicine clinic. In 2002, Dr. Hicken moved to Hillsboro, Oregon, where he has practiced since as a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician.