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Episode 22

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Sarrah Lal

Dr. Parveen Wasi

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan



Innovation in Healthcare | Leadership in Post-Grad Education

In the twenty-second episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to guest Sarrah Lal reflect on how to bring innovation into healthcare. Afterwards, Dr. Parveen Wasi will discuss the process of transitioning into a leadership role within post-graduate education and what the promotion process for that looks like.

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) - Sarrah Lal & Dr. Parveen Wasi

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 21

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Sharon Bal

Dr. Tara Packham

Dr. Teresa Chan

Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan



Discussing Social Media | Equity & Knowledge Syntheses

In the twenty-first episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to Drs. Sharon Bal, Tara Packham, and Teresa Chan discuss social media as a valuable tool for improving yourself as a scholar, educator, and leader. Afterwards, we will be welcoming back Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw to talk about health equity and knowledge syntheses.

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) - Drs. Sharon Bal, Tara Packham, Teresa Chan, & Lawrence Mbuagbaw

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 20

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Karen McAssey

Dr. Michael Gottlieb

Dr. Mary Calderone-Haas

Dr. Yusuf Yilmaz

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan



Transitioning the MD Program | Collaborative Writing

In the twentieth episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to Dr. Karen McAssey reflect on how the MD program at McMaster transitioned digitally during the COVID-19 pandemic. Next, we will be returning to a previously-syndicated webinar on collaborative writing with Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Dr. Mary Calderone-Haas, and Dr. Yusuf Yilmaz.

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) - Drs. Karen McAssey, Michael Gottlieb, Mary Calderone-Haas, Yusuf Yilmaz

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 19

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Dr. Michael Gottlieb

Dr. Mary Calderone-Haas

Dr. Jon Sherbino

Interviewer:
Dr. Alim Nagji

Dr. Teresa Chan



Clinical Supervision | Achieving Multiple Wins

In the nineteenth episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to Dr. Alim Nagji interview Dr. Teresa Chan in a new installment of "Dear Supervisor: Clinical Edition". Next, we will be listening to speakers from our "Multiple Wins" panel talk about how to get the most out of our work by creating as much value as we can from past and current projects.

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) - Drs. Teresa Chan, Michael Gottlieb, Mary Haas, & Jon Sherbino

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Alim Nagji & Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 18

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Todd Chang

Dr. Jeremy Rezmovitz

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Dr. Mohammad Zubairi



Serious Games | Improv in Medicine

In the eighteenth episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to Dr. Todd Chang discuss how games can increase the fun and practical efficacy of what health educators do, without reducing the quality of education and research. Afterwards, we will take a listen to a conversation between Dr. Mohammad Zubairi and Dr. Jeremy Rezmovitz about the process and practice of introducing improv into medicine.

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. Todd Chang and Dr. Jeremy Rezmovitz

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan and Dr. Mohammad Zubairi

Episode 17

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Michelle Kho

Dr. Lara Varpio

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan



Inspiration in Research | Conceptual Frameworks

In the seventeenth episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to Dr. Michelle Kho discuss finding inspiration in research and how to harness that energy. Afterwards, we will be listening to Dr. Lara Varpio offer some critical advice for improving their game with conceptual frameworks and theories.

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. Michelle Kho and Dr. Lara Varpio

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 16

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Page Morahan

Dr. Christina Shenvi

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan



Graceful Self Promotion | Tips For Avoiding Procrastination

In the sixteenth episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to Dr. Page Morahan discuss how to promote yourself with grace in a meaningful, results-driven way. Afterwards, we will be listening to Dr. Christina Shenvi give some tips on avoiding procrastination in the workplace and elsewhere by organizing your life.

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. Page Morahan and Dr. Christina Shenvi

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 15

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Zainab Najarali

Dr. Walter Eppich

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Dr. Alim Nagji



Tips for Junior Faculty II | Learning Conversations

In the fifteenth episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to a second installment of Dr. Alim Nagji's "Tips for Junior Faculty" series with special guest Zainab Najarali, who will be discussing her reflections on what makes a great clinical teacher. Afterwards, we will be listening to Dr. Walter Eppich discuss how to up your game with learning conversations in the health sciences!

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) - Zainab Najarali and Dr. Walter Eppich

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Alim Nagji | Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 14

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Leslie Barron

Dr. Sean Park

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan



Politics as a Physician | Playfulness and Path-finding in Healthcare

In the fourteenth episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to Dr. Leslie Barron talk about engaging with the political sphere as a physician and how others can become involved. Afterwards, we will be listening to some insights from our returning guest Dr. Sean Park and the idea of playfulness in healthcare, as well as path-finding in the process.

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. Leslie Barron and Dr. Sean Park

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 13

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Carys Massarella

Dr. Susan Reid

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan



Trans Health Advocacy | Parental Leave

In the thirteenth episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to a virtual discussion with Dr. Carys Massarella, who will be discussing the transgender healthcare clinic as well as advocacy for transgendered people in the healthcare system. Afterwards, we will be listening to Dr. Susan Reid discuss notions of parental leave and what needs to be done in order to achieve exceptional care for working parents and guardians.

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. Carys Massarella and Dr. Susan Reid

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 12

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Ruth Chen

Dr. Madeleine Verhovsek

Lyndon George

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Tenure and Promotion | Advocacy as Scholarship

In the twelfth episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to a discussion with Dr. Ruth Chen about the mysteries of the tenure and promotion process. Afterwards, we will be listening to some insights from Dr. Madeleine Verhovsek and Hamilton-based political advocate Lyndon George about advocacy in the academy and how faculty and communities can benefit from more engaging more with social advocacy.

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. Ruth Chen and Dr. Madeleine Verhovsek with speaker Lyndon George

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Special Episode II

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Natasja Menezes

Dr. Enas el Gouhary

Dr. Sandra Moll

Dr. Nancy Carter

Safa Ayari

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Mentioned Resources:
Literature on the "Battle Buddies/Pandemic Pals" Initiative


Peer Support with Pandemic Pals

For our second special episode release of the MacPFD Spark podcast, we have compiled discussions from five different healthcare professionals over three different segments to talk about managing the weight of adapting to new working conditions in the pandemic setting. Also introduced in this episode is a new initiative for peer support known as the "Pandemic Pals" or "Battle Buddies" program - listen in as each of these talks delves more into implementing coping strategies in response to this pandemic.

For more information regarding the "Battle Buddies" initiative, check out the literature published at; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32345861/

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. Natasja Menezes & Dr. Enas el Gouhary with Safa Ayari & Dr. Sandra Moll with Dr. Nancy Carter

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 11

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Javeed Sukhera
Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Bias in the Mirror | Health Equity in Research

In the eleventh episode of MacPFD Spark, we will be listening to a previously recorded web talk that focuses on addressing biases in healthcare with Dr. Javeed Sukhera. Afterwards, we will be listening to some insights from Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw about healthcare equity in research and what can be done to improve our own research for the benefit of ourselves and others.

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. Javeed Sukhera and Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw
Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

Episode 10

Sound Engineer:
Nick Hoskin

Music by:
Scott Holmes

Featured Guests:
Dr. Jason Profetto
Dr. Robin Mackin

Interviewer:
Dr. Teresa Chan

Healthcare Leadership | Coaching

In the tenth episode of MacPFD Spark, Dr. Jason Profetto will be discussing healthcare leadership. Afterwards, we will be listening in on a keynote from an online coaching panel that provides some key aspects of coaching and the many modes it can take in the health professions with Dr. Robin Mackin.

The McMaster Program for Faculty Development team has also produced a new DIY Mentorship Playbook for any listeners (academics or physicians) interested in navigating the mentor relationships as either a mentor or as a mentee! You can check out the link to the book here: https://campusstore.mcmaster.ca/cgi-mcm/ws/gmdetail.pl?pwsPRODIDG1=7853438

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. Jason Profetto and Dr. Robin Mackin

Interviewer(s) - Dr. Teresa Chan

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


Mentioned Resources:
Click here to link to the resource that features Dr. Sherbino discussion how best to pick projects.

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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