The Wellness RIT aims to foster sustainable self-care skills in our residents through physical, social, and creative activities that facilitate connection to peers and the larger community. We are focused on promoting healthy and balanced lifestyles during residency, creating an open culture within our program to discuss stress and burnout, and providing residents with resources for help. Our goal is that the healthy habits and supportive community gained through participation in our activities will continue beyond residency, encouraging resiliency and preventing burnout throughout one’s career.
Residents: Drs. Nilasha Thayalan, Manisha Jogendran & Namita Deodhare
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mala Joneja
The Queen's Research RIT group serves to provide support and learning opportunities in addition to the major research events hosted by QIM (Resident Research Day and Introduction to Resident Research). Our priorities are to foster resident research through workshops on both grant and manuscript writing, led by expert faculty researchers and to highlight the success of residents within the Queen’s Internal Medicine Program.
The goals for 2022/2023 are to establish a platform on the QIM website that displays resident research and to increase resident lead research through our workshops.
Residents: Drs. Albert Choe, Emaad Mohammad & Nilasha Thayalan
The Academic Half-day (AHD)/Bootcamp RIT is responsible for planning and implementing resident learning events during the PGY-1 Bootcamp in the summer and the junior AHDs that occur in the first half of the year. We work closely with faculty to ensure that the content is up-to-date and helpful for residents during their training. Our goal for 2022-2023 will be to integrate high-yield in-person teaching with online sessions and to modify these in response to feedback to maximize resident learning.
Residents: Drs. Namita Deodhare, Manisha Jogendran & Nilasha Thayalan
The Humanities RIT was created to embrace humanity, uncertainty, and subjectivity as an integral part of the clinical practice of medicine and the development of a well and full physician entity. This year, we are hoping to host a variety of working groups and events to help introduce the use of narrative and art-based analytical strategies in clinical interactions.
Events that are confirmed for the 2023/2024 year include:
- BLM Book Club (starting with Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada)
- Visual Learning Strategies workshop with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
- Creative Writing Seminar
Resident: Dr. Micheal Scaffidi
The new Mentorship RIT was created to provide QIM residents an opporunity to both thrive in a mentorship role and receive near-peer and faculty mentorship for personal & professional development. Our priorities include:
- Creating PGY1-2 mentorship pairs to support PGY1s in their transition to residency
- Facilitate QIM resident mentorship of medical students interested in internal medicine
- Provide internal medicine residents an opportunity to receive faculty mentorship in their subspecialty of interest
Residents: Drs. Roselyn Mainland & Richard Berish
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephen Gauthier
To create a program for QIM residents that recognizes equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental to wellness, learning, safety, and health. This includes, but is not limited to, implementing equitable processes to ensure the well-being of all residents, hiring a more diverse group of trainees by improving the admissions process, and fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and safety for all residents.
Residents: Drs. Namita Deodhare, Vincent Girard, & Manisha Jogendran
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bikrampal Sidhu