Dr. M. Diane Lougheed, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Dr. Heather Racz, St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener, ON and London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON

Navigating career decisions can be challenging. Targeted at respirology fellows and staff respirologists, this session focuses on high-impact strategies to manage your professional journey. Build a tool kit of resources, including mentors and advisors, who are right for you. Learn from an academic respirologist, a community respirologist and a physician wellness psychiatrist who have taken different professional pathways, including their decision criteria, the risks and the opportunities. The panel will invite audience participation with questions about their own career decisions.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between academic- and community-based respirology practices;
  • Explore Practical Aspects of academic promotion and starting a practice; and
  • Learn how to stay up to date and build research into their practice.

CanMEDs Competencies addressed:
Collaborator, Communicator, Health Advocate, Leader, Professional, Scholar