Canadian Medical Association


Racism in medicine

Dr. Kenneth Fung, clinical director of the Asian Initiative in Mental Health at Toronto Western Hospital, and Dr. Joseph Mpalirwa, family physician at Toronto’s Casey House and co-author of a recent study on Black physicians’ experiences of racism, talk about racism in medical culture, why it persists and how it affects physicians, residents and medical students.

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Building the peer support physicians need

Dr. Jo Shapiro, surgeon and founder of the US-based Center for Professionalism and Peer Support, talks about the value of peer support, the “must-haves” for successful support programs and how she sees the pandemic affecting physician health and current support programs.

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Battling physician burnout

Dr. Jillian Horton, physician, educator and author of the new memoir, We Are All Perfectly Fine, talks about her own struggles with burnout, and the ways in which medical culture is failing physicians and learners.

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Unprecedented: COVID-19 and its impact on physician wellness

Dr. Joy Albuquerque, medical director of the Ontario Medical Association’s Physician Health Program, reflects on the mental health impacts of the pandemic on physicians and other health care providers.

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The special stress of residency

Dr. Stephanie Klein talks about the ground-breaking resident wellness program she founded at North York General Hospital after her twin brother, who was also a resident, died by suicide.  

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Confronting the “hidden curriculum” in medical school

Dr. Geneviève Moineau, CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, talks about the expectations and attitudes that make up the “hidden curriculum” and how medical schools are trying to tackle them.

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