Being a resident/fellow with ADHD is often an isolating and stressful experience. If this is your situation, you are not alone.
We wish to offer McGill residents and fellows with diagnosed ADHD a safe, confidential, and collegial space to discuss their difficulties with attention, organization, and/or impulsivity and their impact on work performance and overall well-being.
The purpose of this peer-led support group is for participants to connect with other learners facing similar challenges and build a supportive community to accompany them in their post-graduate medical training journey. Short information capsules on a variety of relevant topics will also be offered for the purpose of sharing practical tips and stimulating discussion.
Group meetings will be held virtually from 11:00 to 12:30 on the following dates:
- October 9
- November 13
- December 11
Registered residents and fellows are welcome to join as many meetings as their schedule allows. Please note that sessions are offered in English only.
To register, please click HERE.
**If you suspect that you might have ADHD, but do not have a formal diagnosis, please communicate with the facilitator at nina.dinicola [at] mail.mcgill.ca to discuss further.
About the facilitator:
Dr. Nina Mara Di Nicola is an R4 in Emergency Medicine at McGill University, who has completed a fellowship in Physician Health and Well-Being at UC Davis. Her diagnosis of ADHD in first year of residency triggered a journey into the world of pharmacological and non-pharmacological management to optimize her functioning and overcome barriers. Her special interest in resident wellness led her to become her program’s first Resident Wellness Ambassador and focus her research on resident mistreatment.
She is excited to offer her support and share resources and practical tips and tricks with other McGill postgraduate medical learners who have been diagnosed with ADHD. When she isn’t studying for her Royal College, she can be found running on the Lachine canal, playing the piano, learning Cantonese, doing yoga, and meditating with her cat Levophed.