Access Wellness Resources

 

COVID-19 RELATED UPDATE

For the health and safety of everyone involved, our office is working remotely; however, we are still available to support you via phone or secure video appointments. Please contact us at ola.reception@utoronto.ca.

 

The learner supports provided by the Office of Health Professions Student Affairs (OHPSA) and Office of Postgraduate Wellness are now being delivered as part of a single Office of Learner Affairs. Residing in the Office of the Vice Dean, Medical Education, the Office of Learner Affairs supports learners from Temerty Medicine’s undergraduate medical education (MD and MD/PhD), Postgraduate Medical Education (residents and fellows), Medical Radiation Sciences, Physician Assistant, and Occupational Therapy programs.

Every effort will be taken to ensure the seamless continuation and improvement of learner services, supports and programming as the staffing structure of the Office of Learner Affairs is put into place.

Contact ola.reception@utoronto.ca for appointments, questions, or further information regarding our resources.

 

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 offers academic half-day workshops on wellness themes. For current offerings please contact ola.reception@utoronto.ca.

PGME offers eight workshops on leadership education in 2021/2022. 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.

Contact the Office of Learner Affairs

P: (416) 946-3074
E: ola.reception@utoronto.ca

NameTitleContact Availability
Diana NussCoordinatorE: ola.reception@utoronto.ca
P: (416) 946-3074
Mon-Fri
9AM-5PM
Charlie GuiangInterim DirectorE: Charlie.Guiang@utoronto.ca
P: (416) 946-3074
Tues & Fri
8AM-3PM
Shaheen DaraniInterim Associate DirectorE: shaheenalicia.darani@utoronto.ca
P: (416) 946-3074
Tues & Wed
Jaylin BradburyWellness ConsultantE: Jaylin.Bradbury@utoronto.ca
P: (416) 946-3074
Mon-Thurs
(Mornings & Afternoons)
Amy BabcockWellness ConsultantE: amy.babcock@utoronto.ca
P: (416) 946-3074
Monday
(Afternoon & Evening)
Marina MammonWellness ConsultantE: marina.mammon@utoronto.ca
P: (416) 946-3074
Tues & Thurs (Evenings)
Sunday (Mornings)
Rebecca NorlockWellness ConsultantE: rebecca.norlock@utoronto.ca
P: (416) 946-3074
Wednesday
(Afternoon & Evening)
Thursday (Evening) Friday (Evening) Saturday (Morning)
Anita Gupta
(on leave)
Wellness ConsultantE: Anita.Gupta@utoronto.ca
P: (416) 946-3074
Mon-Fri
(Contact for hours)
Mariela RuetaloResearch OfficerE: mariela.ruetalo@utoronto.ca
P: (416) 946-3074
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