#9: Media Literacy

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Hello and welcome to 3P Pills, Pearls and Patients. I'm your host, Dr. Marina Malak, and this is the next episode. So today is really an impromptu episode and it seems a little bit, you know, maybe not directly related to medicine, but I thought I would talk a little bit about how we talk about topics in medicine, as in what determines what "hot on the press" or an important topic in medicine today.

Is it what's happening in the news? Is that what patients are interested in hearing about? Is it what doctors are seeing more in society today? In other words, what determines what's "relevant" today? Quite an interesting topic. And when making this podcast, that's something that I have to think about as well. I have a series of topics listed out kind of on my computer about things that I want to record on and talk about.




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Dr. Marina Malak is a family physician in Mississauga, Ontario and a lecturer and faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in medical advocacy, and is a board member of the Mississauga Primary Care Network. She is also a member of the National Committee of Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Ontario, and a member of the Research Ethics Board at Trillium Health Partners.

She is passionate about patient care; medical education; and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness. She enjoys reading, writing, public speaking, puzzles, doodling in her bullet journal, and creating drawings on Procreate.