Courses

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.  Their site is https://www.cma.ca/canadian-conference-physician-health-ccph


 

Mindfulness

Online Options

Finding & Creating Joy in WorkInstitue for Healthcare Improvement course


 

Resources

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:  https://www.sma.sk.ca/programs/3/physician-support-programs.html

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  https://www.sma.sk.ca/inner/4/living-well-physician-wellness.html

http://www.sma.sk.ca/programs/44/physician-health-program.html

CMPA: Supporting Physician Wellness


Quick reads / references


Journal articles


Books


 Websites


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: https://www.ted.com/talks/patty_mccord_8_lessons_on_building_a_company_people_enjoy_working_for?language=en


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.


Curriculum


Indigenous Resources

 

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

https://medicine.usask.ca/social-accountability//index.php

Indigenous Health is a priority area of the AFMC (Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada).  https://afmc.ca/priorities/indigenous-health is an excellent source of the resources they have available.



Mentoring

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.

https://www.stfm.org/facultydevelopment/otherfacultytraining/tipsfornewfaculty/topic-page/#5566


 

FAQ

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 medicinefaculty.development@usask.ca. If you need help for personal wellness issues, we recommend you get a family physician and can contact the SMA Physician Health program: https://sma.sk.ca/programs/44/physician-health-program.html

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 https://www.cma.ca/physician-health-and-wellness.

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

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Thinking about your thinking – click on the image above 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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