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The OMA in crisis; a sad day for the profession

February 7th 2017 | 67 Comments

Yesterday the OMA executive resigned. In my personal view, this is a sad day for the profession and one that leaves physicians in a fractured and disadvantageous position. It may … Continue reading

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Renewed partnership in Mental Health Research

January 31st 2017 | 2 Comments

In 2012, building on the success of its Let’s Talk campaign, Bell Canada pledged funding to support research that tackled mental health stigma. Heather Stuart, an internationally renowned professor in … Continue reading

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Queen’s graduate students are paying it forward

January 23rd 2017 | 1 Comment

When PhD students Piriya Yoganathan and Mathieu Crupi learned that funding for the Queen’s Transdisciplinary Training Program in Cancer Research would be challenged in 2018, they couldn’t sit back and … Continue reading

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New Partnership to Develop Transformational Leaders in Ethiopia

January 16th 2017 | 2 Comments

For this week’s blog, I am thrilled to share a guest post from Marcia Finlayson, Vice Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Rehabilitation Therapy who shares some exciting news from … Continue reading

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A tragedy turns the spotlight to mental health

January 9th 2017 | 7 Comments

This past week, Canadians have been processing the devastating story of the deaths of military veteran Lionel Desmond, his wife Shanna, their 10-year-old daughter, Aliyah, and his mother, Brenda. In … Continue reading

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2015-16 Dean’s Report: Looking back on a great year

December 13th 2016 | 2 Comments

The 2015-16 Dean’s Report has just been sent to print and will be available both in print and online in the new year. The report serves as a retrospective on … Continue reading

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Building empathy through the First Patient program

December 5th 2016 | 13 Comments

One of the most unique aspects of undergraduate medicine curriculum is the First Patient Program. It offers students the opportunity to experience the healthcare process with a real patient; from … Continue reading

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Transforming medical education through diversity

November 30th 2016 | 4 Comments

In the fall of 2014, Dr. Mala Joneja was appointed to a brand new role in the School of Medicine: Director of Diversity and Equity. Dr. Joneja studied medicine here … Continue reading

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Stephen Archer earns top honour in heart research

November 21st 2016 | 12 Comments

This past week, Dr. Stephen Archer travelled to New Orleans to accept a very special honour from one of the world’s most important organizations for cardiovascular health and research: he … Continue reading

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Competency Based Medical Education at Queen’s: Change FOR us, BY Us

November 8th 2016 | 4 Comments

Guest blog by Dr. Jena Hall, PGY 2/CIP Obstetrics and Gynecology, on behalf of the CBME Resident Subcommittee For some time, there has been a buzz around Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) … Continue reading