Episode 18 – Equity, diversity and inclusion in medicine: Interview w Dr. Ruzycki

Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!

This week we sit down with Dr. Shannon Ruzycki, an Internal Medicine Specialist at the Foothills Medical Centre and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She joins us to share her research and experience in equity, diversity, and inclusion in medicine.

You can find links below to some of the studies we discuss:

  1. Association of physician characteristics with perceptions and experiences of gender equity in an academic Internal Medicine department. JAMA 2019: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2755310
  2. Applicant gender and matching to first-choice discipline: a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Canadian Resident Matching Service (2013-2019). CMAJ 2020: http://cmajopen.ca/content/8/2/E346.abstract
  3. Closing the gender pay gap in Canadian medicine. CMAJ 2020: https://www.cmaj.ca/content/192/35/E1011

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Michael Fralick

Co-director of the Rounds Table

Michael Fralick is a general internist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He completed a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard University, including a Research Fellowship in Health Policy at the Program On Regulation Therapeutics and Law (PORTAL). His PhD focused on the intersection between machine learning and pharmacoepidemiology.

John Fralick


John Fralick is a general internist at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. He completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology at Queen’s University. He completed medical school at the University of Calgary and did his internal medicine training at the University of Toronto.

Shannon Ruzycki


Shannon Ruzycki is a physician doing specialty training in general internal medicine at the University of Calgary and is the co-chair for the University of Calgary’s Department of Medicine Gender Equity Task Force.

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