Faculty of Medicine COVID-19 Wellness Series – Real Talk: Racism Towards Physicians and Other Healthcare Providers During COVID-19

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Recent events have majority—if not all—of the population in fear of becoming infected with the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, certain groups are experiencing the same feelings but with the added struggle of fearing their safety as a consequence of their race.

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Join us on Wednesday, May 13 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (ET) for a fireside chat as our panel discusses the racism that several physicians and healthcare providers are currently encountering with the ongoing pandemic, specific to systemic and interpersonal racism and their impact on Black, Asian, and other racialized physicians and health care workers in Canada.


Clinical Consultant, Nicotine Dependence Clinic
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead &
Black Health Theme Lead
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
President, Black Physicians' Association of Ontario

Clinical Director, Asian Initiative in Mental Health
Toronto Western Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
President, Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture
Former Chair, Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies


Alpna Munshi MD FRCPC
Medical Lead, Community Mental Health
Toronto Western Hospital, UHN
Director of International
Medical Graduate Training
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto


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About the Faculty of Medicine COVID-19 Wellness Series

Some of us are on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19. Some are in the background, trying to keep our health system operating at peak efficiency. Others struggle with feeling sidelined, doing their part by remaining home to reduce community spread, yet wanting to find other ways to help, as well as continue their work and home responsibilities. Wherever we find ourselves, we are united by a desire to respond to the pandemic. But for all of us that desire is accompanied by stresses and strains. These are unique to each person and each situation, but they are real and we can’t simply push our way through them or pretend they don’t exist. We know supporting wellness — emotional and physical — is an essential element in fostering the high performing, respectful and sustainable community we seek in the Faculty of Medicine.

This webinar series provides education about some of the key areas that faculty members are identifying as important to maintain their wellbeing during the time of COVID-19.

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