Conversations with Jillian

Our careers in medicine have a profound shaping effect on who we are as persons, partners, colleagues, parents and friends. Our experience of medicine, with its successes, failures, moments of joy and tragedy, has a significant impact on our well-being.

Developed in collaboration with Dr. Jillian Horton, this series, available in video and podcast formats, explores remarkable physician stories. These conversations provide an opportunity for you to reflect on your purpose and challenges, your shared identity as physicians and the possibility of finding new ways for growth.



Learning Outcomes

This learning activity consists of several individual videos which will evolve over time. You may view one or as many as you like. By the end of each video in the series, you will be able to:

  • Identify methods used by Royal College Fellows to cope with adversity.
  • Recall current literature that supports evidence-based methods and research supporting physician wellness.
  • Develop a personal learning plan or performance feedback guide to guide further personal wellness development plans.

Intended Audience

Designed for a broad range of specialists and other health care professionals, this series should appeal to anyone seeking to enhance their understanding of resiliency, coping and vulnerability in the clinical milieu.

Latest Conversation

Dr. Mamta Gautam is an internationally renowned psychiatrist, consultant, certified coach, author and speaker. A pioneer in physician health and well-being since 1990, she is known as the “The Doctor’s Doctor”. Dr. Gautam is President and CEO of PEAK MD, a company that focuses on enhancing Leadership Development and Leadership Resilience.

Access the other conversations here

MOC Credits

This activity is eligible for Section 2 or 3 credits in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

  • You may claim 0.5 Section 2 credits for each video watched and additional credits should you spend time developing a personal learning plan.
  • You may claim Section 3 credits should you obtain feedback on your performance based on what you have learned.

Time Commitment

It should take approximately 30-60 minutes to view a video in the series. Additional self-directed study may require a greater time investment.

System Requirements

We have tested the learning environment and cases to function properly on the most up to date version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge on  desktop  and tablet  devices. Tablet devices should have a minimum resolution of 2048 x 1536. While the activity may work properly on other systems not described above we cannot guarantee full functionality.

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