The day I decided to venture into the Woods

I still remember that day. I was in my fourth year of my dental training at the University of Toronto; Chomping at the bit to be done, but subliminally cognizant that I am not entirely done. I recall before getting into dental school thinking that it would be the terminus of my educational career. The … Continue reading The day I decided to venture into the Woods

My brother Amjad. The man in the nick of names.

I wrote this piece for a creative writing course offered by the Centre for Faculty Development at UofT. The course aims to foster narrative competence through creative and reflective writing relevant to health practice and is taught by the eloquent Damian Tarnopolsky. I highly recommend it for those of you interested in narrative medicine. Amjad … Continue reading My brother Amjad. The man in the nick of names.

a tale of two presentations .. and a few other things in between

I have resolved I cannot be prescriptive with these online posts. I feel every other platform is constantly nagging you to update statuses, post photos and tweets. But it is certainly more satisfying than any of those 140 characters-or-less-type posts. If I am sharing a, mostly, monologic post, with little to no discourse, just likes … Continue reading a tale of two presentations .. and a few other things in between

What we do: An anecdotal rant

I started this past Monday energetic. It is my split day. I love split days. I work in the hospital in the morning, my private clinic in the afternoon, and still get to go home at 5 pm. Some afternoons I have health professions education rounds. The latter has lately been my preferred indulgence; or … Continue reading What we do: An anecdotal rant