‘In Dialogue’ Episode 10: Dr. Jillian Horton

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Jillian Horton, a general internist, and award-winning medical educator, writer, musician and podcaster, talks about her personal struggles with burnout and how it manifested in her life, resources and strategies for coping and self-care, and treating one’s self with compassion.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 9: Dr. Jonathan Wong

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Jonathan Wong, a family physician with Inner City Health Associates and program lead for the Street Clinical Outreach for Unsheltered Torontonians (SCOUT) talks about providing health care to unhoused and precariously housed populations, building trust within the community, and the system issues revealed during the pandemic.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 8: Dr. Jon Novick, OMA PHP Program

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Jon Novick, a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, addiction medicine specialist and Medical Director for the OMA’s Physician Health Program talks about the vital role the confidential program plays in physician health, physician burnout and the importance of understanding it as a system issue vs. an individual one, and the stigma around seeking care.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 7: Dr. Ritika Goel

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Ritika Goel, a family physician, activist and the inaugural Temerty Faculty of Medicine Social Justice, Anti-Oppression and Advocacy Theme Lead, UofT, talks about treating marginalized populations, diversifying voices at the decision-making level, engaging in allyship and broadly applying the equity lens.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 6: Dr. Chase Everett McMurren

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Chase McMurren, a family doctor and nâtawihôwêw (medicine man) talks about non-traditional approaches to medical education and patient care, specifically Indigenous methods of healing; and cultural humility.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 5: Drs. Karen Saperson and Sarah Reid

Reading time: 2 minutes Drs. Karen Saperson and Dr. Sarah Reid talk about virtual care and the College’s new policy, as well as physician burnout and maintaining the delivery of quality health care.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 4: Dr. Alex Abramovich, PhD

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Alex Abramovich, a scientist and researcher, talks about 2SLGBTQ+ health and youth homelessness; creating an inclusive and affirming health care setting; and the mental health effects of the pandemic on an already marginalized population.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 3: Toba Balogun

Reading time: 2 minutes Toba Balogun, a medical student at UofT, talks about being a minority physician-in-training, his volunteer work, and the importance of allyship and cultural humility in health care.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 2: Dr. Janet van Vlymen

Reading time: 2 minutes 2022 CPSO Council President Dr. Janet van Vlymen talks about her road to leadership and goals for her one-year term, the importance of quality improvement, ongoing efforts to ease physician burnout, and the College’s role in medical education.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 1: Dr. Mamta Gautam

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Mamta Gautam speaks about her work in physician health and well-being, biases faced by women and racialized physicians, as well as working to ensure the delivery of quality care.