Career Conversations with Faculty of Health Grads

February 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Masters Dining Room (Stong College)
301 Calumet College

Wondering what to do with your Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Health? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in the healthcare field?

Connect with Faculty of Health graduates currently enjoying their careers in healthcare and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field. During this panel, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into the healthcare field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the healthcare field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre’s team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre's online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Participating Panelists

Léa Muamba
Medical Records Coordinator, Best Doctors
Alumna: BHS Health Studies, 2016

I am presently employed as a bilingual medical records coordinator at Best Doctors and in this role, I facilitate and support the patient’s navigation of the health care system to obtain a second medical opinion of a critical diagnosis. This requires liaison, coordination, and relationship building with multiple service providers such as hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices. In addition, I document all interactions in a case management system and coordinate the collection and disclosure (with patient’s consent) of patient’s personal health information from and to healthcare professionals.

Sajad Abolghasem
Alumna: BSc Kinesiology, 2011

I began to follow my passion for health and wellness by completing a bachelor science degree in Kinesiology at York University. Later, I have pursued my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), I am a health advocate through education, prevention and collaboration with different healthcare providers to help others.

Lucy Di Santo
Addiction Counsellor, Bellwood Health Services/EHN
Alumna: BA Psychology, 2014

As a person who started my university career in Journalism, I took my intro to psych course at night - and it became my passion. I also was taking music - learning to play bass guitar - and that became an even bigger passion at the time! I took a hiatus from school - and formed an alt-rock band. After a fairy tale story of a record label president hearing our demo - the band I was signed to a US major label deal and boom -I was on tour, recording making videos. School was on hold... During a down time of touring, I was struck by some unexpected issues with mental health. Dedicating myself to my treatment and recovery, going back to school to complete a degree in my first love, psychology, was a definite recovery goal. Today I work in one of the premier treatment centres for addiction and mental Health, Bellwood Health Services/ EHN, where I thrive as a therapist and a person. I get to live my dream through sharing knowledge, experience and hope to those who are on their individual recovery journey. It is truly an honour and part of who I am today.

Ariel Zohar
Registered Kinesiologist & Clinic Coordinator, Physiomed Health
Alumna: BA Kinesiology and Health Sciences, 2015

When I began my studies at York University I had little direction. In fact, I had no clear idea of what to do after graduation. However, each year I met more individuals that shared the same passion for patient care and innovation. They held me accountable and inspired me to take on challenges greater than myself. Most importantly, completing my undergrad at York University taught me to turn challenges into opportunities. My education enabled me to look beyond the technical aspects of treatment and into the patient-provider relationship as well as the business and management of care.