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Chair's Column

Promoting Wellness Among our Faculty and Trainees

In the past two decades there has been a tsunami of papers and reports on physician wellness. Studies have now convincingly linked the absence of physician wellness to reduced patient satisfaction, less physician empathy, lower quality of care, physician incivility and unprofessionalism, depression and addiction, reduced physician engagement, and burnout. Psychologist Christina Maslach defines burnout as a feeling of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization (i.e., cynicism and detachment), and ineffectiveness. Read more.

Featured Event

Summit for Women in Academic Medicine

More than 150 women contributed to the development of an action plan to increase gender equity and advance the professional success of women in academic medicine, during the Department of Medicine’s inaugural Summit for Women in Academic Medicine.

The Summit, held on March 1 and 2, 2017, gave U of T Department of Medicine medical students, residents and faculty members a platform to share personal experiences, respond to multiple barriers in academic medicine, and hear from women in leadership positions around the globe. Read more.

Attention Clinician Teachers

As part of a major effort to understand how to recognize and value the work of the Department’s clinician teachers (CTs), we have been discussing the possibility of holding a Clinician Teachers’ Day for one morning, afternoon, or evening as one of a number of different ways to celebrate the work of CTs.  The purpose of this survey is to get an idea from clinician teachers about whether they would appreciate such a celebration, and if so, what the half-day event should ideally involve.  We would be very grateful if you could complete this short survey prior to Friday, March 17th, 2017.
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Announcements & Events

Appointments & Awards

Appointments and Award Recipients: March 2017

New Faculty, New Faces

Welcome the Department's new recruits

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