Episodes: Masonry

28. Community Obstetrics and Gynecology – Dr. Kristin Wadsworth

“No two days are alike, and it’s a good mix of surgery and medicine… I deliver babies; I take care of all kinds of gynecologic issues; and I have a good mix of seeing people for short periods of time and also for longer periods of time and developing relationships with them.” Dr. Kristin Wadsworth...

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27. Remote Family Medicine – Dr. Michael Kirlew

“In an urban centre, you can define your scope. In a rural setting, the environment defines your scope. You do what is needed… It challenges you to consistently improve skills and get competencies in order to provide patients with the best possible care.” Dr. Michael Kirlew on being a family physician in a remote setting...

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26. Academic Geriatric Medicine – Dr. Maia von Maltzahn

“Part of our job is to engage and find out what is meaningful to patients and their caregivers and then develop care plans that rich and sometimes restore meaning to people’s lives where that was potentially at risk. That’s just incredibly rewarding.” Dr. Maia von Maltzahn on the important role of geriatricians Overview Profile: Staff...

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25. Academic Cardiac Surgery – Dr. Michael Yamashita

“I have the ability to impact a patient’s life on a daily basis…. These operations are often life changing. They often mean that patients can go home and not have chest pain, not worry about having a future heart attack…because I fixed their problem” Dr. Yamashita on the impact one can have as a cardiac...

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24. Community Family Medicine and Palliative Care – Dr. Sandy Shamon

“I see every one of my patients as a story that continues to unravel in front of me, and I am a part of it.” -Dr. Shamon on the beauty of a career in family medicine Overview Profile: Family Physician (Cambridge), Assistant Professor (McMaster); Family Medicine (Western); MD (Toronto) Pitch: The ultimate ability to apply...

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23. Academic Ophthalmology – Dr. Rishi Gupta

“We have lots of gadgets and technology… The specialty is very hands on… There are times where I am shooting a laser from this thing I put on my head into someone’s eye to prevent them from going blind from a retinal tear, and I literally catch myself thinking “How cool is this? I’m like...

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22. Community Pediatric Neurology – Dr. Evan Lewis

“Often people say ‘I can’t believe you do [pediatric neurology] because there’s no treatment for anything and it must be horrible to deal with children’s neurological disorders.’ The truth is, they are much better at dealing with their neurological disorders than adults are… You can really see them grow and bloom as individuals and overcome...

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21. Academic Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) – Dr. Doug Angel

“A lot of surgical specialties have a counterpart in the medical specialty world… Cardiac surgeons have their colleagues in cardiology, urologists have their counterparts in nephrology, orthopedic surgeons have… rheumatology. In otolaryngology, there is no counterpart…. We look after all medical and surgical problems that exist in our particular area. Dr. Doug Angel on the...

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20. Academic Gynecologic Pathology – Dr. Mary Kinloch

“You must be interested in solving puzzles and getting to the bottom of complex medical problems… You have this incredible sense of accomplishment and contribution to the patient’s journey through the healthcare system.” Dr. Mary Kinloch on what makes pathology awesome Overview Profile Positions: Division Head for Anatomic Pathology (Saskatoon); Clinical Assistant Professor (Saskatchewan); Co-Chair...

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19. Public Health Infectious Disease – Dr. Troy Grennan

“Infectious diseases is… detective work… Really trying to figure out undifferentiated problems… [People] don’t come in with a bug stuck on their face–you don’t know exactly what is going on, so you do have to do a lot of figuring it out. Dr Troy Grennan pitching infectious disease subspecialty Overview Profile: Positions: Physician Lead (provincial...

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18. Rural Family Practice Anesthesia – Dr. Kirk McCarroll

“It’s not all about going to the OR and working as an anesthetist every day, it’s using those skills to support your family practice, support your ED, and support your community with the ability to provide symptom management, palliative care, critical care. It brings all those skills into a small community.” -Dr. McCarroll on the...

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17. Academic Pediatric Hematology-Oncology – Dr. Ewurabena Simpson

“If you like acute care, which I do, and you also like continuity of care, you strike the perfect balance in hematology-oncology.” Dr. Simpson on why peds heme-onc is the best specialty Overview Profile: Director Sickle Cell Program (Ottawa), Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Director (Ottawa), Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario), Assistant Professor (University of Ottawa);...

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