31 episodes

Small Changes Big Impact explores the challenges, process and impact of change that drives family medicine. Through honest conversations with family doctors, you will hear stories of how they were inspired to make a change and what they learned along the way. Listen, and be inspired by how family doctors and other primary care providers are having an impact and changing our world, one small change at a time. For family physician listeners, remember you can get up to 5 credits by completing a “linking learning to practice” activity. www.cfpc.ca

Small Changes Big Impact University of Toronto - Department of Family & Community Medicine

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Small Changes Big Impact explores the challenges, process and impact of change that drives family medicine. Through honest conversations with family doctors, you will hear stories of how they were inspired to make a change and what they learned along the way. Listen, and be inspired by how family doctors and other primary care providers are having an impact and changing our world, one small change at a time. For family physician listeners, remember you can get up to 5 credits by completing a “linking learning to practice” activity. www.cfpc.ca

    Personal stories from the frontlines during COVID-19 with Dr. Nadia Alam

    Personal stories from the frontlines during COVID-19 with Dr. Nadia Alam

    In our season finale of Small Changes, Big Impact, we have Dr. Nadia Alam, a family doctor and anesthetist in Georgetown, Ontario, and the past president of the Ontario Medical Association. In this episode, she talks about her family, and shares stories of the work she's doing in her local community to help her patients and other allied health providers during COVID-19.

    Recorded April 29, 2020.

    • 48 min
    Faces fighting COVID with Dr. Gray Moonen

    Faces fighting COVID with Dr. Gray Moonen

    This week, we have Dr. Gray Moonen, a resident physician at Toronto Western Family Health Team in the Department of Family Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He discusses how he started the social media campaign #FacesFightingCOVID and his experience as a resident during the pandemic.

    Recorded April 20.

    • 31 min
    EDI, race, and authenticity in medicine with Dr. Onye Nnorom

    EDI, race, and authenticity in medicine with Dr. Onye Nnorom

    In studio today, we have Dr. Onye Nnorom. She's the new lead for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is the Black health theme lead for the University of Toronto medical school, family doctor and public health specialist, and assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Today's episode focuses on inclusion and authenticity. 

    This episode was recorded on March 9, 2020, but its release was delayed due to the COVID lockdown. 

    • 46 min
    Longterm care and leadership during COVID-19 with Dr. Allan Grill

    Longterm care and leadership during COVID-19 with Dr. Allan Grill

    This week, we have Dr. Allan Grill's second appearance on our podcast, who spoke about longterm care and leadership during COVID-19. Dr. Grill is the lead physician at the Markham Family Health Team and Chief of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital. 

    • 36 min
    Virtual care during COVID-19 and the patient-centered medical home with Dr. Ali Damji

    Virtual care during COVID-19 and the patient-centered medical home with Dr. Ali Damji

    In studio today, we have Dr. Ali Damji, a family physician at Credit Valley Family Health Team, assistant professor at the Department of Family Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He works in many roles and wears many hats - including office based care, palliative care, home based care, addictions and is the QI program director at his site. Today, he speaks about transitioning to virtual care during COVID-19 and the idea of the patient-centered medical home.

    • 33 min
    COVID-19 in the context of global health and vulnerable populations with Dr. Praseedha Janakiram

    COVID-19 in the context of global health and vulnerable populations with Dr. Praseedha Janakiram

    In studio today, we have Dr. Praseedha Janakiram. She is a family physician at Women's College Hospital, the program director for the Enhanced Skills Program for global health and vulnerable populations. She works at the Crossroads Refugee Clinic. She is the faculty lead for the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration and an assistant professor in the Department of Family Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Today, she talks about COVID-19 in the context of global health and vulnerable populations through all of her different roles.

    • 45 min

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