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Ideology or Pathology

October 29th 2014 | 11 Comments

This week we mourn the deaths of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo (left) and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent (right). These two senseless deaths have gripped the country and provoked a national sense … Continue reading

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Bob Stone: A friend and mentor returns for homecoming 2014

October 21st 2014 | 11 Comments

I always look forward to homecoming weekend, and the opportunity to meet alumni and hear their stories. At this year’s homecoming, we hosted Faculty of Health Sciences alumni going all … Continue reading

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Canadian Medical Hall of Fame to induct Dr. Duncan Sinclair

October 15th 2014 | 6 Comments

As dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, I have the good fortune of meeting many remarkable people. Dr. Duncan Sinclair is one of those remarkable people who I am … Continue reading

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High-Value Care: An essential concept in residency education

October 7th 2014 | 12 Comments

In both Canada and the US, controlling rising health care costs are considered national priorities. The genesis of these rising costs is multi-factorial, and includes important issues such as the … Continue reading

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From Blogging to Tweeting to Facebook

September 29th 2014 | 11 Comments

There is nothing like a millenary milestone in social media to bring about reflection on just what purpose your hundreds of 140-character tweets have served. After reaching 1,000 followers on … Continue reading

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Study shows advantage to baccalaureate-trained nursing staff

September 23rd 2014 | 2 Comments

A recent study published in The Lancet showed that hospitals that have a higher proportion of baccalaureate-trained nurses have a lower mortality rate. The same study showed the nurse to … Continue reading

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“Our Roger” – Royal Society Inducts Vice Dean Research

September 15th 2014 | 2 Comments

This week I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Roger Deeley is one of nine professors at Queen’s to be named a Royal Society fellow.1 I would like to congratulate … Continue reading

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Introducing Queen’s Meds 2018

September 8th 2014 | 12 Comments

Thank you to Tony Sanfilippo, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, for his guest blog, below, welcoming the new Meds 2018 class. — With the all-too-soon end of summer comes the beginning of … Continue reading

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Apologies in Medicine

September 1st 2014 | 3 Comments

“Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.” -John Wayne Saying you’re sorry isn’t always easy. But an article recently published in CMAJ highlights an important cultural shift that is … Continue reading

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I took the ice-bucket challenge for Bernice

August 25th 2014 | 4 Comments

Like many throughout Canada and the U.S., I took the ice bucket challenge today. As we all know, this is for a great cause; people around the world are supporting … Continue reading