Episodes: Masonry

34. Academic Medical Genetics – Dr. Patrick Frosk

“The core of our specialty is being a physician for patients with very rare disease… We see patients from preconception to post-death… We cover all body systems… and we are involved in diagnosis…, preventative healthcare and ongoing management of illnesses for anyone with a suspected or known genetic disease.” Dr. Frosk on a career in medical genetics...

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33. Academic Anesthesiology – Dr. Lisa Bahrey

“Anesthesiology is an amazing specialty for hands-on patient care. It is day-to-day application of knowledge, judgment, and critical thinking often in life-threatening situations, and… it is an amazing opportunity to care for patients in their most vulnerable of times.” Dr. Lisa Bahrey highlighting what a career in anesthesia offers Overview Profile:  Positions: Associate Professor and...

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32. Academic Emergency Medicine – Dr. Catherine Patocka

“We have a core knowledge and procedural base that affords us the title of expert however…our circumstances require us to be incredibly adaptable and malleable. We’re generalists at heart, particularly with regards to how we approach and solve problems…. I love the environment at the emergency department… We work very closely with our Allied health...

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31. Academic Public Health and Preventative Medicine – Dr. Onye Nnorom

“We in public health think about a whole community or population as our patient… When you’re thinking about what happens at the population level, generally you want to be involved in prevention. You don’t want to think about a community or a… particular demographic as already sick and in the hospital. Ideally you’re thinking about…...

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30. Academic Stroke Neurology – Dr. Thalia Field

“You get a lot of different satisfying elements…you get high stakes, fast clinical decision making in the acute setting, you get to deal with medically interesting people and some diagnostic questions when patients are on the ward phase, and then you develop a long-term relationship with your patients during their recovery journey.” Dr. Field on the...

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29. Community Diagnostic Radiology – Dr. Neil Isaac

“We are the doctor’s doctor, and we like it that way… Every case is something new, and it’s a new discover, something new to find out.” -Dr. Neil Isaac on the joys of diagnostic radiology Overview Profile: Division Head, Cardiac Imaging (North York General); Associate Lecturer (Toronto); Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship (UPenn), Diagnostic Radiology Residency (Dalhousie),...

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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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