Canadian Medical Association

Physician health and wellness should be a priority when it comes to continuous learning, especially given the rapid pace of change in the medical profession.

Yet many physicians are not trained in the non-clinical skills they need to manage issues related to their own wellbeing.

This page provides links to courses, programs and information on non-clinical continuing personal and professional development that physicians can use to improve their own wellness and that of their colleagues.

These resources also give health care leaders the opportunity to support their physicians’ professional development in areas such as:

Learning can take place individually via online or face-to-face sessions, or through custom courses designed for teams or groups within your workplace. 

Foundations of Physician Wellness

Learn core concepts and a framework to approach physician wellness

Featuring national and international experts in physician health, this interactive CMA Joule course will take you through key wellness concepts, organizational factors that contribute to burnout, and evidence-based findings on the interventions shown to protect against burnout and foster well-being. The Foundations of Physician Wellness course is:

  • Online, self-led
  • 30 minutes
  • Accredited
  • No fee

This course is open to all physicians and medical learners. Please note you must create a cma.ca account to register and access the CMA Joule Learning Portal (CMA membership not required).

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