Medical school prepares you to be a great doctor. What it doesn’t always teach you is how to run an efficient, sustainable medical practice. Yet how you run your practice can have an impact on the quality of care you’re able to provide your patients.
As a CMA member, you can take advantage of the resources and tools we’ve developed to round out your managerial skills and bring your best. We offer learning modules on everything from interviewing job candidates and managing staff to getting the most from your office space. We even provide a platform to help you recruit employees. And you can access expert advice on key matters like what to do if you encounter legal issues related to care.
Resources for managing your practice
CMA subsidiary Joule offers a collection of resources to help you manage your practice effectively.
Your residency is finished. What next?
Keep track of what you need to do post-residency before you enter practice.about Your residency is finished. What next?
Group versus solo practice
Weigh the pros and cons of group and solo practice.about Group versus solo practice
Get the most out of your practice space
Optimize your practice space for accessibility, functionality and more — from reception to your consultation rooms.about Get the most out of your practice space
What to include in an employment contract
Find out how to draft complete, well-considered contracts between you and your employees.about What to include in an employment contract
How to negotiate effectively with employees
Follow these tips to negotiate employment terms with current and prospective employees.about How to negotiate effectively with employees
Should you accept a locum?
Ask yourself these questions before accepting a locum position to ensure a good fit.about Should you accept a locum?
Practice comparison grid
Compare two or more practice opportunities on a number of important dimensions.about Practice comparison grid
Thinking of joining a practice? Questions to ask yourself.
Ask yourself these questions before joining a practice to help ensure your job satisfaction.about Thinking of joining a practice? Questions to ask yourself.
What to consider before joining a group practice
Some key things to think about before joining a group practice.about What to consider before joining a group practice
Surround yourself with experts you trust
From accountants to lawyers, learn who should be on your professional advisory team and how best to put their skills to use.about Surround yourself with experts you trust
Short-term versus long-term salaried positions
Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of short- and long-term salaried positions.about Short-term versus long-term salaried positions
Staff hiring sample interview questions
Ask these questions to get more useful information out of your interviews with job candidates.about Staff hiring sample interview questions
Learn what you can do to drive efficiency and promote job satisfaction among your staff.about Staffing guidance
Joule’s Practice Management Curriculum
Learn how to negotiate more effectively, interview candidates for a staff position, draft a financial plan, manage medical records, and more with Joule’s practice management courses.
A faculty team with decades of experience in the business side of medicine teaches these courses throughout the year. Take a look at the calendar to find a date and time that work for you.
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Portal for employers and jobseekers
Need staff for your medical practice? Find ideal candidates through drcareers, the CMA’s job board for physicians. Use the CMA member discount code at checkout to get a 25% discount on your job posting.
Driving meaningful change in health care
Advocating on issues that matter to the profession and their patients
With cannabis use now legal in Canada, we continue to advocate for a science-based, public health approach to the substance — and actively support physicians with information and resources about cannabis use for medical purposes.
Physician Health and Wellness
Patient care can suffer when physicians don’t care for themselves. The CMA is highlighting the importance of physician health and wellness through our policies, advocacy and research.
about Physician Health and Wellness