Physicians as Humans Podcast E04: A break for parenthood

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In the fourth episode of the Physicians as Humans project, I speak with Dr. Kevin Dueck, a family medicine resident at McMaster, about his decision to take parental leave during residency. Also check out the blog post that led to this podcast and his personal blog!

This is an ongoing project, so if you or anyone you know have a story about managing personal struggles while in medicine, please contact [email protected]. If you are unfamiliar with the project, please read this post for more information on the origin of this podcast series. The CanadiEM podcast can be added to your podcast application from the iTunes store or by entering the podcast RSS feed. If you would prefer to download it, click here. It can also be streamed above.

Thanks for listening and please refer your colleagues!

Music for Episode 04 (All songs have been modified for the project)

  1. ambient by strange day. Music provided by Music for Creators under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 license.
  2. NOWË – Burning (Vlog No Copyright Music). Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link:
  3. Jorm – Broken (Vlog No Copyright Music). Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link:
  4. Skander Music – Back Home (Vlog No Copyright Music). Music promoted by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link:
  5. Pressure – Riot
  6. Joakim Karud – Waves. Song/Free Download – Support Joakim Karud –
  7. LAKEY INSPIRED – In My Dreams (Vlog No Copyright Music). Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link:

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Niresha Velmurugiah

Niresha is an emergency resident at the University of Alberta. Her interests include exploring filmmaking and other media forms as tools for advocacy and social justice.