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This section contains resources that exist to support Residents and Fellows. These supports assist with a variety of concerns including, but not limited to: resident well being, information regarding rights, and organizations that assist with a variety of concerns including harassment and disability.

Counseling/Psychotherapy and Referral Services

The Postgraduate Wellness Office offers accessible counseling/psychotherapy and referral services for currently training Residents and Fellows, addressing a full range of personal and professional concerns. This confidential service is free of charge to all trainees.

Appointments and information can be gained by contacting the Wellness Coordinator, Diana Nuss: or (416) 946-3074.

Anita Gupta, Ph.D., C.Psych.

(Available Monday – Friday. Please contact the office for available times)

As a Wellness Consultant at the PGME Wellness Office, I feel privileged to work with U of T residents and clinical fellows in helping them to navigate personal and professional challenges. I engage in individual work with trainees and also create and facilitate workshops and other group training and opportunities on themes related to wellness and performance.

I am a psychologist with competencies in clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychology and have worked in a variety of settings with a wide range of populations. For much of my career, I worked in setting in which physicians from different specialties were my colleagues and in which there were training opportunities for learners from various health professions.  I utilize an integrative therapeutic approach, primarily drawing from Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy taking into account the individual strengths, needs, and circumstances of my clients.

Wellness Directors Services

Julie Maggi, MD, MSc, FRCPC
(Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact the office for available time.)

Heather Flett, MD, FRCPC
Associate Director
(Available Tuesdays and Fridays. Please contact the office for available time.)

Both Dr. Maggi and Dr. Flett provide confidential guidance and support to residents and fellows, including providing support for trainees in regards to: remediation or academic difficulty, disability and accommodation guidance, leave of absences and back to work planning, intimidation and harassment or safety concerns, policy guidance, career or postgraduate training guidance, and other program or personal related issues or concerns that affect training. They also work with faculty in regards to the develop of initiatives regarding physician and trainee wellbeing.

Distress & Referral Services

PARO Distress Helpline

24-Hour Hotline: 1-866-HELP-DOC (1-866-435-7362).
This resource is also available online on the PARO website.

Physician Health Program

A confidential service providing assistance on issues, such as stress, burnout, mental health, and substance use issues, to both physicians and their families. They offer expedited referrals to third party providers with expertise in physician health. Please visit their website for more information or call 1-800-851-6606.

Confidential help line: 1-800-851-6606

Physician Health Education Web Sites

CMA Physician Health & Wellness Centre

The CMA Physician Health & Wellness Centre provides leadership, education, and research to keep Canadian physicians healthy.

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