Getting care at a teaching hospital
When I first found out I was pregnant, I didn’t actually have a family doctor. My first thought was to go with a midwife, but – fun fact – in Toronto, midwives aren’t easy to come by. I was wait listed at six different midwife clinics.
In the meantime, I went searching for a family doctor. I finally found one that would take me, but it was at a teaching hospital – admittedly something I didn’t know much about.
My experience there was a confusing one (the doctor seemed so young – and why were there cameras in the room?) but maybe if I knew more going in, it would have put my mind at ease.
I talked to Dr. Salvatore M. Spadafora, the Vice Dean of Post Graduate Medical Education at the University of Toronto, to set the record straight. Here’s what you need to know.