Canadian Medical Association

“When COVID-19 first started, my thoughts as a mother and a physician were… overwhelming. As women, we often make such frequent micro and macro decisions for our families, or patients or partners, and I think I speak for many women when I say the weight of those decisions felt so heavy and overwhelming.” - Dr. Rita Watterson, Psychiatrist

In this episode, host Dr. Caroline Gérin Lajoie speaks to two mothers in medicine — Calgary psychiatrist Dr. Rita Watterson and Winnipeg cardiologist Dr. Shelley Zieroth — about their mental health and careers in the face of COVID-19 and what medical culture can do to better support physician moms.

This episode is available in English only.  

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