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Breathing New Life into Palliative Care

The University of Toronto will begin training half of Canada’s first residents in the new Royal College subspecialty training program in palliative medicine starting this July. With an aging population and growing burden of chronic disease, this important field is becoming increasingly valued.
Feb 21 / 2017

Faces of U of T Medicine: Paul Galiwango

For the past five years, Dr. Paul Galiwango has organized the annual Black Physicians Association of Ontario Symposium, which is one of the primary forums for physicians and health care workers to learn the latest medical information on conditions affecting Black communities in the province. He speaks about the symposium and his pathway to medicine.
Feb 17 / 2017

Racism: The Missing Social Determinant of Health

Doctors and public health practitioners have long known that the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age have a profound impact on their health. They refer to those factors as the social determinants of health. But there is an important one missing from the list, argues the University of Toronto's Dr. Onye Nnorom: racism.
Feb 15 / 2017

Faces of U of T Medicine: Dr. Renée Beach

Dermatologist Dr. Renée Beach wants to ensure all skin tones receive the best care possible. She also wants to ensure medical school admissions is as fair and transparent as possible to attract the best students. Beach spoke with Faculty of Medicine writer Liam Mitchell about her career path and efforts to support those who want to follow in her footsteps.  
Feb 10 / 2017

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