Most Recent Episodes

Episode 9

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Bernice Downey
Dr. Steve Hanna

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Indigenous Health | Graduate Supervision

In the ninth episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to a virtual discussion with Dr. Bernice Downey, who will be discussing the some ongoing Indigenous Health initiatives. Afterwards, we will be listening to Dr. Steve Hannah go into depth on graduate supervision and all of the milieu and details that are involved which are sometimes overlooked. New Spark episodes launch on a biweekly basis - with exception for special event and themed episodes - so be sure to check back often for more content to help you grow and enhance your career in the health sciences!

Featured Guest(s) - Dr. Bernice Downey and Dr. Steve Hanna
Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 8

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Kevin Dong
Dr. Lara Varpio

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan
Dr. Alim Nagji

Tips for Junior Faculty | Pain and Pleasure of Writing

In the eighth episode of MacPFD Spark, Dr. Alim Nagji will be discussing tips for junior educators in the health sciences with Dr. Kevin Dong. Afterwards, we will be listening in on the pleasure and pain of writing, including some strategies for managing the writing process with Dr. Lara Varpio. New Spark episodes launch on a biweekly basis - with exception for special event and themed episodes - so be sure to check back often for more content to help you grow and enhance your career in the health sciences!

Featured Guest(s) - Dr. Kevin Dong and Dr. Lara Varpio
Interviewer(s) - Dr. Alim Nagji and Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 7

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Cathy Risdon
Dr. Jason Profetto

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Bringing New Life to Meetings | Leadership Development

In the seventh episode of MacPFD Spark, Dr. Cathy Risdon will be discussing the micro-skills of leadership, with particular respect to meetings. Afterwards, we will be listening in on some key aspects of leadership in the health professions with Dr. Jason Profetto. New Spark episodes launch on a biweekly basis - with exception for special event and themed episodes - so be sure to check back often for more content to help you grow and enhance your career in the health sciences!


Featured Guest(s) - Dr. Cathy Risdon and Dr. Jason Profetto
Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 6

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Mark Crowther
Dr. Saroo Sharda

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Efficiency in Scholarly Practice | Expanding Narrative Medicine

In the sixth episode of MacPFD Spark, Dr. Mark Crowther will be discussing methods to become more efficient in a scholarly capacity through Zoom-centered work culture. . Afterwards, we will be listening in on how introducing narrative medicine into the MacPFD community took place with Dr. Saroo Sharda. New Spark episodes launch on a biweekly basis - with exception for special event and themed episodes - so be sure to check back often for more content to help you grow and enhance your career in the health sciences!

Featured Guest(s) - Dr. Mark Crowther and Dr. Saroo Sharda
Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 5

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Susan Jack
Dr. Shawn Mondoux

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan


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Narratives in Healthcare | Clinical Scholarship

In the fifth episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be discussing narratives in healthcare/education and a new book club initiative for helping develop empathetic practices with Dr. Susan Jack from the School of Nursing at McMaster University. Afterwards, Dr. Shawn Mondoux will be giving some insight into clinical scholarship and will introduce to us all of its benefits and intricacies. New Spark episodes launch on a biweekly basis - with exception for special event and themed episodes - so be sure to check back often for more content to help you grow and enhance your career in the health sciences!

Featured Guest(s) - Dr. Susan Jack and Dr. Shawn Mondoux
Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 4

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Robert Fleisig
Dr. Emma Apatu

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Creativity | Public Health Program

In the fourth episode of MacPFD Spark, we are welcoming back Dr. Robert Fleisig to discuss notions of creativity in healthcare and providing solutions for health-based problems before learning about the Master's of Public Health program at McMaster University with Dr. Emma Apatu. New Spark episodes launch on a biweekly basis - with exception for special event and themed episodes - so be sure to check back often for more content to help you grow and enhance your career in the health sciences!

Featured Guest(s) - Dr. Robert Fleisig and Dr. Emma Apatu
Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Special Episode I

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Sarah Adjekum
Lyndon George

Dr. Ameil Joseph
Dr. Madeleine Verhovsek

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

From Stories to Action: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Healthcare

In this special episode, MacPFD Spark provides an alternate format to the McMaster University Department of Medicine's Chairs Grand Rounds talk on addressing anti-black racism in healthcare which took place on October 1st of 2020. Our thanks goes to speakers Sarah Adjekum, Lyndon George, Dr. Ameil Joseph, and Dr. Madeleine Verhovsek for their insights and by helping this discussion take place by sharing their lived experiences on sensitive subject-matter.

Featured Guest(s) - Sarah Adjekum, Lyndon George, Dr. Ameil Joseph, and Dr. Madeleine Verhovsek

Episode 3

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Dina Brooks
Dr. John Kelton

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Sponsorship & Mentorship | Innovation Initiative

In our third episode of the MacPFD Spark podcast, we will be discussing what it means to be a great mentor and sponsor with Dr. Dina Brooks before learning about the Michael G. DeGroote Innovation Initiative at McMaster University with Dr. John Kelton. New Spark episodes launch on a biweekly basis - with exception for special event and themed episodes - so be sure to check back often for more content to help you grow and enhance your career in the health sciences!

Featured Guest(s) - Dr. Dina Brooks and Dr. John Kelton
Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 2

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Susan Reid
Dr. Geoff Norman

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Women in Academia | Founding Fathers

In our second episode; we will be discussing issues surrounding women in academia before learning more about the history and inception of the medical school at McMaster University. New Spark episodes launch on a biweekly basis - with exception for special event and themed episodes - so be sure to check back often for more content to help you grow and enhance your career in the health sciences!

Featured Guest(s) - Dr. Susan Reid and Dr. Geoff Norman
Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 1

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Robert Fleisig (School of Engineering)
Dr. Ruth Chen (School of Nursing)

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Design Thinking | Nursing Education

In Episode 1 we bring you two very cool topics - Design thinking, and Nursing Education. In this episode, Dr. Teresa Chan interviews Dr. Robert Fleisig, who is cross appointed to FHS and the W. Booth School of Engineering. Dr. Fleisig discusses the nature of design thinking and how it fits in healthcare. Then she interviews another rockstar educator - Dr. Ruth Chen - Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Academic. Dr. Chen discusses the behind the scenes of nursing education and shares a bit about her leadership journey.

Featured Guest(s) - Dr. Robert Fleisig and Dr. Ruth Chen
Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 0

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Anjali Kundi (Niagara Regional Campus)
Dr. Amanda Bell (Niagara Regional Campus)

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan
Dr. Anjali Kundi

The Pilot

Our pilot episode Dr. Teresa Chan (Assistant Dean) and Dr. Anjali Kundi (Niagara Regional Campus Faculty Development Lead) describes the purpose of our podcast. Then, we bring you a podcast where Dr. Kundi interviews the wonderful Dr. Amanda Bell, who is the Assistant Dean of Niagara Regional Campus.

Featured Guest - Dr. Amanda Bell
Interviewer(s) - Drs. Teresa Chan, Anjali Kundi

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