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"If we have a system where asking for help is not a normal part of medical training, it creates this perception that if you’re struggling and need help, it’s a weakness.” – Dr. Stephanie Klein

Statistics reveal that burnout, depression and suicidal ideation are at a peak during residency, compared to any other time in a physician's career. Why is residency such a difficult time and how can we ensure people get the support they need? In this episode, Dr. Caroline Gérin-Lajoie speaks with Dr. Stephanie Klein about losing her twin brother to suicide, just as he was beginning his residency, and how this led her to create a resident wellness program at North York General Hospital that’s become a model for similar programs around the world.

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