Episodes

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  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Military
  • Neurology
  • ObGyn
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Palliative Care
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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…...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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16. Provincial Forensic Pathology – Dr. Andrew Williams

“We are consulted only when everybody else doesn’t seem to have an answer.” Dr. Andrew Williams on the role of forensic pathologists Overview Profile: Positions: Forensic Pathologist (Ontario Forensic...

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15. Community Adolescent & Child Sports Psychiatry – Dr. Carla Edwards

“…I wish more people would hear those stories, to really understand the powerful aspect of mental health. Under the surface you can’t see it, but man it’ll kill you...

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14. Academic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Dr. Kirsty Boyd

“You really get to work with everyone, and we fix all their mistakes… ‘We’re in trouble; we can’t get this wound closed, call Plastics. We’ve got this exposed great...

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13. Community Emergency Medicine – Dr. James Beecroft

Dr. Beecroft is an Emergency Medicine physician practicing in the Niagara region in Ontario. Prior to beginning medical school, he received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the...

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12. Academic Urogynecology – Dr. May Sanaee

Dr. May Sanaee is a urogynecologist in Edmonton, Alberta. She was a member of the inaugural McMaster University Medical School’s Niagara Regional Campus class and completed Obstetrics and Gynecology...

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11. Military Physician – Dr. Ajiri Ikede

Lieutenant Commander Dr. Ikede is a Military Physician currently working in Ottawa, Ontario. Prior to medical school, Dr. Ikede was a Naval Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces. He...

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10. Community Dermatology – Dr. Sonya Abdulla

Dr. Abdulla has a blended medical and aesthetic dermatology practice at Dermatology on Bloor in Toronto. She earned her medical degree from the University of Ottawa where she was...

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9. Community Complex Family Medicine – Dr. Marcus Greatheart

Dr. Greatheart is a Family Physician providing team-based care to the 5% most complex patients in Vancouver, and a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia. He completed...

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8. Academic Palliative Care – Dr. Denise Marshall

Dr. Marshall is a McMaster Family Medicine based Palliative Care Physician entering her 31st year of practice. After completing undergraduate, graduate and palliative care training at McMaster, Dr. Marshall...

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7. Community Anesthesia – Dr. Ekta Khemani

Dr. Khemani is an Anesthesiologist at Niagara Health and an Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor at McMaster University. She completed her MSc, MD, and residency at the University of Toronto,...

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6. Academic Critical Care – Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Dr. Kyeremanteng is a Critical Care Physician at the Ottawa Hospital and Montfort Hospital, a Senior Clinician Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and an Associate Professor in...

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5. Outreach Psychiatry & Advocacy – Dr. Michaela Beder

Dr. Beder is a psychiatrist in Toronto. She completed her medical school at McMaster University, followed by her psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto. Her work is focused...

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4. Remote Emergency Medicine & Advocacy – Dr. Courtney Howard

Dr. Howard is an Emergency Physician in Yellowknife and a clinical associate professor at the University of Calgary. She completed medical school and family medicine residency at the University...

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3. Academic Orthopedic Spine Surgery – Dr. Philippe Phan

Dr. Phan is an orthopedic spine surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital and an associate professor at the University of Ottawa. He completed medical school at the University of Ottawa,...

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2. Academic Cardiology & Cardiac Intensive Care -Dr. Michael Goldfarb

Dr. Michael Goldfarb is a cardiologist at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal and an assistant professor of Cardiology at McGill University. He completed medical school, internal medicine residency, cardiology...

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1. Community Family Medicine – Dr. Jennifer Rycroft

Dr. Rycroft is a Family Physician practicing in Beamsville, ON. Her practice includes both inpatient and outpatient care, and her areas of interest include low risk obstetrics, palliative care,...

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Episode 0: Introducing Northern Exposure

Welcome to Northern Exposure, a guide to Canadian physician careers. In this introductory episode, we want to introduce ourselves and explain a bit about why we are starting this...

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