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We offer you the following supports:

Working with you, at individual and systems levels to optimize the learning environment and experience
Enabling your development into accomplished health care professionals
Advocating with you
Dr. Tony Pignatiello

Welcome Message from the Associate Dean

During your time at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, you’ll encounter a variety of new experiences and opportunities. Our team is here to support and guide you as you work toward reaching your potential and achieving your academic and professional goals. While you prepare for a career helping your patients maintain and improve their health, we want to help you nurture your own well-being.

We’re committed to promoting resilience, wellness, personal growth and social responsibility among our learners and I welcome you to explore the range of services and resources available through our office.

Dr. Tony Pignatiello, MD, FRCP (C)
Associate Dean
Office of Learner Affairs


All discussions with our team are strictly confidential. OLA provides a variety of services including consultations, referral services, short-term treatment, workshops and support groups to learners at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.  We understand that confidentiality is a significant concern for all learners.  The information you share will not be released or shared without your permission and written consent except as the law requires. 

We are required to disclose confidential information if: 

  • it is believed that you may be a danger to yourself or others 
  • a minor is being physically or sexually abused or is at risk of being abused 
  • a health professional who has been sexually abusive to a client (including yourself) 
  • a court of law subpoenas our records