Around the Rheum

Around the Rheum

Episode 21 - Ask the Expert with Janet Pope: Mentors

May 06, 2022

There are few people in our lives that have as big an impact on our careers as mentors. So, in this episode, we're thrilled to have Dr. Janet Pope back to discuss the importance of the mentor-mentee relationship in Rheumatology. Daniel and Janet discuss the benefits - and occasional challenges - of mentorships, as well as the mentors who have made a difference in their lives, how best to find and connect with a mentor early in your career, who the right mentor is for you, the difference between mentors and teachers, and what they love about being mentors themselves.


If you have any questions you'd like to ask in our possible upcoming "Ask the Expert" episodes on Sjogren's Disease, Autoinflammatory Diseases, and/or IgG-4-Related Disease, please send us an email at or tag us on social media at @CRASCRRheum.



Dr. Janet Pope is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine, London, Ontario. She is also the Division Head in Rheumatology at St. Joseph's Health Centre in London.  

Dr. Daniel Ennis is a Rheumatologist and Vasculitis Specialist at the University of British Columbia. 

Special Thanks: Around the Rheum is produced by the Canadian Rheumatology Association's Communications Committee.

A special thank you to the podcast team, Dr. Dax G. Rumsey (CRA Communications Committee Chair), Dr. Daniel Ennis (Host), David McGuffin (Producer, Explore Podcast Productions) and Kevin Baijnauth (CRA) for leading production. Our theme music was composed by Aaron Fontwell.

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