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The Postgraduate Wellness Office offers support to all currently registered Residents and Fellows.

Services Offered

  • Confidential counseling/psychotherapy and wellness coaching
  • Support during remediation/academic difficulty
  • Career and postgraduate training guidance
  • Disability and accommodation support
  • Educational programming/workshops on themes related to wellness & performance
  • Research pertaining to resident wellness
  • Contact information to the U of T community


The ‘Get Support’ section offers information on resident well being, information regarding rights, and organizations that assist with a variety of concerns including harassment and disability.

The ‘Urgent Advice’ section is intended as a quick reference for postgraduate medical trainees at the University of Toronto who find themselves in an urgent situations of various kinds.

The ‘Program Transfers’ section offers guidance through the program transfer process, including links to policies and the National Transfer guidelines.

Thinking of taking leave from Residency? The “Leaves of Absence” section presents a series of fact sheets to help answer your most frequently asked questions about the different types of leaves of absence.

The Postgraduate Wellness Office is pleased to offer eleven academic half-day workshops on wellness themes in 2019/2020. This section includes descriptions and contact information.

PGME offers eight workshops on leadership education in 2019/2020. This section includes descriptions and contact information.

In addition to counseling services, Wellness offers additional resources for Fitness & Nutrition, Career management, Stress & Fatigue Management, Mindfulness and Professional Organizations.

The Board of Medical Assessors considers and determines whether there is a medical condition that affects or may affect the ability of a student or trainee to participate, perform or continue in the Health Professional Educational Programs (Program) of the Faculty, and to make recommendations regarding such matters to the Dean.

The Wellness library contains examples of educational workshops, posters and research projects on themes related to well-being that the Postgraduate Wellness Office has produced over the last few years.

The Postgraduate Wellness Office supports and works closely with The Health Arts and Humanities Program, which strives to advance a deeper understanding of health, illness, suffering, disability, and the provision of healthcare by creating a community of scholars in the arts, humanities and clinical sciences at the University of Toronto. The Program offers many events that are open to residents.

About Postgraduate Wellness

Established in 2006, the Postgraduate Wellness Office was created to help support the well-being of the University of Toronto’s Post Graduate Medical Education trainees and to offer assistance to those encountering difficulties during training and to help residents develop the skills needed to maintain their own wellness as a resident and as a practicing physician.

Contact Postgraduate Wellness

390-500 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V7
P: (416) 946-3074

NameTitleContact Availability
Diana NussCoordinatorE:
P: (416) 946-3074
Heather FlettActing DirectorE:
P: (416) 946-3074
Tues & Fri
Charlie GuiangActing Associate DirectorE:
P: (416) 946-3074
Tues & Fri
Anita Gupta
(on leave)
Wellness ConsultantE:
P: (416) 946-3074
(Contact for hours)
Jaylin BradburyWellness ConsultantE:
P: (416) 946-3074
(Contact for hours)
Mariela RuetaloResearch OfficerE:
P: (416) 946-3074

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