Life After Residency with Recent Graduates

This webinar was offered in English only.

The third webinar of this series will be presented on April 11, 2016 from 7:30 - 9:00PM ET

Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Life After Residency

The Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC) and PHPC Resident Council are pleased to invite PHPM Residents and Recent Graduates to participate in a series of webinars that invites PHPM Leaders to discuss their professional journey and highlight lessons learned with regard to their career evolution. Speakers will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on what it takes to achieve a successful and fulfilling career as a PHPM Specialist and to offer advice on career development.

Learning Objectives
Through this webinar, participants will:
  • Get guidance on navigating some of the career options available to new PHPM Fellows;
  • Consider different approaches in how to make the most of their residency; and
  • Gain perspectives on the supports and obstacles that they may encounter in transitioning from residency  to practice.

Dr. Cat Nguyen
Public Health Physician
Direction de santé publique de Montréal

Dr. Nguyen is currently the lead physician in the Children and Youth Development unit at the Montreal Public Health department. She completed her medical degree and residency in Public health and preventive medicine at the Université de Montreal. Prior to attending medical school, she has received a B.Sc. in Cellular Biology from McGill University as well as a Ph.D. in Public health, specializing in epidemiology, from the Université de Montréal. She wrote her thesis on the environmental risk factors of depression among youth transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.

Dr. Shovita Padhi
Medical Officer of Health
Fraser Health Authority 

Dr. Shovita Padhi is a Medical Health Officer with Fraser Health and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.  Dr. Padhi completed her B.Sc in Kinesiology at McMaster University, her MD at the University of Ottawa, her MPH and residency training at the University of Toronto.  She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2013.  Her primary areas of work include Mental Health Promotion, Early Childhood Development and Immunizations with a key focus on reducing health inequities in these areas.

Dr. Sudit Ranade
Medical Officer of Health
Lambton Public Health

Dr. Sudit Ranade is currently the Medical Officer of Health for Lambton Public Health in the southwest region of Ontario. He has been in this position since 2012 when he completed his residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Ranade has obtained certification in Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He also has a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a concentration in child and adolescent health, and a Master of Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Dr. Ranade's areas of interest are global health, adolescent health, innovation in public health practice, and quality in public health.


Dr. Michael Schwandt
Deputy Medical Health Officer
Population and Public Health
Saskatoon Health Region

Michael Schwandt is a public health physician and researcher with an interest in health equity. After completing his medical doctorate at the University of Manitoba, he carried out specialist training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Toronto, receiving certification as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He also completed a residency in Family Medicine at Women's College Hospital in Toronto, focusing on clinical practice and research in sexual and reproductive health, as well as a Master of Public Health from Harvard University.

Dr. Schwandt has studied and worked internationally with NGOs including Dignitas International in Malawi and Clinton Health Access Initiative in Rwanda, as well as consulting with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and conducting research in Kenya in partnership with the University of Nairobi. Within Saskatoon Health Region, he provides physician leadership to environmental public health programs, as well as working with community-based organizations, non-governmental agencies and government partners to study and promote healthy environments.


Webinar Registration

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Funding for this series was provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The opinions expressed are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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