Ontario’s New Super Health Agency

Ontario has unveiled its new integrated public health care system called Ontario Health . Last February the Ontario Health Minister announced that there were plans in the works, and now we are seeing those changes begin to integrate.  The Ontario government started by merging nine of the province's fourteen  Local Health Integration ...
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Holiday Spotlight in Saskatchewan

Winter is coming and thoughts of warming up by a cozy fire in a lodge after a day of activities brings me to the discovery of one of Reader's Digest Magazine's must-visit Canadian Winter Resorts. And for good reason.  Elk Ridge Resort is just a couple hours outside Saskatoon in the heart of the boreal forest. It is truly an all season playgrou...
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Holiday Spotlight in Newfoundland & Labrador

This stunning retreat is Newfoundland's best kept secret. The pictures instantly relax and inspire one to begin making vacation plans, even if just in your mind. Trust me, it will have that effect on you too. The aptly named Doctor's House Inn & Spa is located in Green's Harbour, and is one hour from the capital city of St. John's . A secluded ...
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Combating physician fatigue early on

Physician fatigue is not new. Nor will it likely be completely eliminated. But one thing that is important to recognize is that there are tools that can offer practical skills early on in a physician's career that can mitigate stress and offer the much needed support.  The development of the Resident Doctors of Canada Resiliency curriculu...
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Deadline approaching! Submit your paper on residency topics soon.

The Canadian Medical Education Journal ( CMEJ ) is looking to engage authors for an upcoming special issue," Residency Career Choices, Selection, and Matching". No doubt this will be a very interesting issue, encouraging dialogue on a range of important topics.  Some of the questions that the CMEJ special issue would like to encourage perspect...
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MCCQE1 Preparatory Exam is a hit!

The results are in. The MCCQE1 Preparatory Exam that launched this spring is proving to be a valuable resource for those looking to take the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam.  The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part 1 is a computer-based test that assesses the critical medical knowledge and clinical decision-...
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Congratulations to Dr. Angela Enright!

Dr. Angela Enright, B.C.'s very own anesthesiologist is the recipient of this year's Royal College Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award . The prestigious Royal College Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award has a wonderful history, and you can find out more about the ambitious humanitarian couple the award is named after in our article here . "Arguabl...
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Elections 2019 and Healthcare

Ahead of the 2019 Canadian Federal Election, healthcare is one of the top three issues on the minds of Canadians, along with cost of living and climate change concerns. As leading parties continue to make their intentions clear, here are some of the medical community's efforts to make votes count on the important topic of health care.&nbs...
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The Future of Virtual Care in Canada

A major topic of conversation for both health care providers and patients alike is the frustration of health care delivery not aligning more quickly to our lives. We are using technology at our fingertips for so many things in our daily activities and workplaces, and yet that seems to halt at healthcare access.  A very interesting survey by De...
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Physicians in Canadian History - Dr. Lucille Teasdale

Dr. Lucille Teasdale became one of Quebec's and Canada's first female surgeons in 1960. An incredibly accomplished female surgeon and humanitarian, Dr. Teasdale is one of our Canadian medical pioneers and heroes.  By 1961, she found herself in Lacor, Uganda, after accepting an offer from Dr. Piero Corti to help run a clinic that desperately ne...
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