Healthcare: Uncovered Series


September 21, 2021
September 30, 2021
October 7, 2021






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Welcome to the OMS Healthcare: Uncovered Series! In creating this series, the OMS Innovation Committee's main goal was to ensure our events were as accessible to the public as possible. For that reason, all events in this series will be free, and attendees are encouraged to instead donate to organizations such as those in the event descriptions below.

Schedule and Event Descriptions

September 21, 2021 (5:00 PM PT | 8:00 PM ET) - The Challenges of Rural Medicine

We are so excited to be kicking off our Healthcare: Uncovered series with rural physicians Dr. Darlene Kitty and Dr. Brooke Edwards from the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC). Join us as we discuss the challenges of rural medicine, the current disparities in healthcare accessibility, and the impact of COVID-19 on these communities.

This event is free of charge. We encourage you to donate to the SRPC by clicking here.

October 5, 2021 (5:00 PM PT | 8:00 PM ET) - Comparing the Canadian and U.S. Healthcare Systems

Our second event of the Healthcare: Uncovered series is our panel with global health expert Dr. Raywat Deonandan and surgeon Dr. Amin Javer. We would love it if you would join us as we explore the differences in equity, research, cost, and patient care in the Canadian and U.S. healthcare systems.

October 7, 2021 (3:00 PM PT | 6:00 PM ET) - Exploring Intersectionality in Healthcare and Medicine in Immigrant Communities

Our third and final event features Dr. Bukola Salami, an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta who has dedicated her life to improving health policy for immigrants. We are delighted to be hosting her for an in-depth conversation on discrimination in medicine, public trust in the healthcare system, and the intricacies of treating immigrant communities in Canada.