Faculty Development can run courses for groups of physicians and others  interested in  exploring wellness options.   The Canadian Conference on Physician Health is a conference you can attend as well.  Visit the CMA Conference & Events page for more information. 

USask - Music and Wellbeing CourseMUS 298.3: Music and Wellbeing will introduce histories, contexts and theories of music in relation to the human experience



Online Options

Finding & Creating Joy in WorkInstitue for Healthcare Improvement course




USask Continuing Medical Education has been developing a robust wellness program with Dr. Anita Chakravarti.  We highly recommend you access these resources though the CME link here

The CMA has website resources on physician wellness:

View the CMA Wellness Connection ― a virtual space where physicians and medical learners can find a range of tools and resources for those looking for support, as well as those looking to support others.

SMA has resources on physician wellness as well at

CMPA: Supporting Physician Wellness

Healthcare Worker Mental Health Facebook GroupEmily Sullivan with USask is involved with a research team that has created a Facebook group that is designed to disseminate evidence-based wellness, coping, and self-care resources to health professionals. If you have Facebook they'd love it if you would consider participating. You can join the group here:  Each week in the group we share a different coping strategy, tips for how to use it, and provide support for all of those in the health fields who are making our way through this difficult time. If you have any questions about the group feel free to contact the Stress & Wellness Research Lab at the University of Saskatchewan (who are hosting the page) at or by phone at 306-966-6731. 

CSEP (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology) View the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines

Quick reads / references

Journal articles



Check out the ICE (International Clinician Educators) Blog: 

KeyLIME Podcast #206: Physician Burnout = Badness

Ted Talk

Patty McCord: 8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for:

Other Links

Dr. John Crosby has written a book on efficiency and time management entitled the Doctor On Time.

Read about Dr. Stephen Lenoski’s story This is My Physician Wellness.


Indigenous Resources



The CoM Division of Social Accountability has many resources and events to support your work in this area.  Please visit their site at:

Indigenous Health is a priority area of the AFMC (Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada). is an excellent source of the resources they have available.


Mentorship is an important part of faculty development. Mentors may be from the same department, a different department, or at a different medical school or clinical environment. Mentors may support you in your teaching or clinical practice, and you may have a different mentor for different aspects of your personal and professional life.



Why is this important?
Wellness is a priority area in the CoM strategic plan particularly related to education. Wellness initiatives exist in UGME, PGME and CME. Provincial and national medical organizations are paying more and more attention to the issues of physician health recognizing the huge impact this has in our education institutions and in our clinical environments.

Need help?
If you need help with this website or our content, please contact the FD office at If you need help for personal wellness issues, we recommend you get a family physician and can contact the SMA Physician Health program:

Want to learn more?
This is an amazing area with lots going on in each province and nationally. A place to start might be to attend the Canadian Physician Health Conference. Visit the CMA physician wellness page at

How can I build on this?
Find out what is going on in your discipline or training program. Connect with others who are working in this area. Enjoy your involvement in healthy behaviours!


Track Your Thinking

Thinking about your thinking – click here to download and use this template to record  “process notes” to reflect on what you want to use or take away from this page.  This can be similar to writing a progress note on patient care.  Download this pdf and keep it as a record.  Write out your comments on what you are learning and come back to this from time to time to see how your thoughts and feelings are changing.  Review what you have written and re-comment on how you are applying what you are learning to your day to day practice.

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