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Dr. Jillian Horton

Dr. Jillian Horton, MD is an award-winning medical educator, writer, musician and podcaster. She completed a residency and a fellowship in internal medicine at the University of Toronto and has held the post of Associate Dean and Associate Chair of that department. 

For nearly 20 years, she has cared for thousands of patients in an inner-city hospital. During that time, she had three sons and mentored hundreds of students.

She now leads the development of new programs related to physician wellness and won the 2020 AFMC–Gold Humanism Award. 

As a teacher of mindfulness, she is sought after by doctors at all stages of their careers. Horton completed a master’s in English at the University of Western Ontario before beginning her journey into the heart of medicine.

Her 2021 bestselling book We Are All Perfectly Fine is funny, fresh, and deeply affecting.  We Are All Perfectly Fine is the story of a married mother of three on the brink of personal and professional collapse who attends rehab with a twist: a meditation retreat for burned-out doctors.

We are not all perfectly fine: How telling our stories will transform our culture 

Friday June 3 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm PST

A 50 minute talk focusing on how stories generate empathy and how we can find the courage to share the narratives that can allow us to see our professions’ past, present and future in a new light.

By the end of this talks participants will be able to: 

  • Create an opportunity for personal reflection 

  • Discover the way stories help us harness the compassionate imagination 

  • Explore the common psychological and structural barriers that prevent us from telling our stories