Episode 31: Dr. Andrew Boozary on equity and advocacy in healthcare
Dr. Andrew Boozary grew up in a house where human rights and inequity were often topics of conversation. His mother was trained as a human rights lawyer and his father is a doctor who came to Canada as an Iranian refugee and went back to school in order to practice medicine in Canada. Advocacy and a passion for equity in healthcare continue to be a big part of Andrew's life.
He started his post-secondary journey pursuing a degree in economics but quickly realized that healthcare was his passion. That decision meant taking a detour and leaving university to go back and take high school science classes before pursuing his medical degree.
His biggest turning point happened during the pandemic when he saw first-hand how seniors, the homeless population and racialized communities were being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Along with the work he does on the front lines, he's also been using his platform to highlight these inequities and you'll hear more about why in this episode.
A huge thank you to Fanshawe College for being one of our sponsors this season. You can find out more about Fanshawe's continuing education courses here: FanshaweC.ca/CE