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The myth of jumping the healthcare queue in Canada: why unapologetic advocacy is required to ensure timely care

“It is estimated that, across the 10 provinces, the total number of procedures for which people are waiting in 2017 is 1,040,791. This means that, assuming that each person waits for only one procedure, 2.9% of Canadians are waiting for treatment in 2017.”

Bacchus Barua https://www.fraserinstitute.org/sites/default/files/waiting-your-turn-2017-execsummary.pdf

Women in Medicine: Where are we 150 years after Dr. Emily Howard Stowe, Canada’s First Female Physician?

In 2016 I commissioned the creation of a Women in Medicine (WIM) Program in the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University. I was inspired to do so by a variety of factors including a diversity and equity course I had taken, some personal reflection on the subject of feminism, conversation with female colleagues, and my observations that the state of WIM would best be evaluated and advanced by women themselves.

A SWOT Analysis by the Canadian Association of Professors of Medicine (CAPM) reveals existential threats to ADMs

Maintaining and Enhancing Canada’s Academic Departments of Medicine (ADM) for the Benefit of Canadians: A SWOT Analysis by the Canadian Association of Professors of Medicine (CAPM) reveals existential threats to ADMs

For the French translation of this blog click here.

The Resident Perspective on Professionalism and Wellness in Medicine: How Janus looks Upon CanMEDS

Leading the Department of Medicine is a privilege. There is the pride in seeing the accomplishments of our faculty, excitement in building new Divisions and launching new graduate training programs and a sense of future-building inspired by the training of talented young physicians. Above all I have the sense of being engaged in a dynamic and passionate team dedicated to achieving positive goals: preventing disease and healing people, teaching medical students and residents, and performing research that will improve the future. However, medicine is not an easy profession.

TIME for Translational Medicine at Queen’s University: A road map from Molecules to Populations – Final Installment

In the final edition of this series focused on providing examples of translational research at the Department of Medicine, I will highlight the activities of Dr. Mark Ormiston and some of my own research. Both of our research programs endeavour to span the gap between the patient and the basic science research laboratory. Although there are many other faculty who run excellent translational research programs, I hope that the examples in this series of three blogs, provides the reader with some sense of translational research in practice.

TIME for Translational Medicine at Queen’s University: A road map from Molecules to Populations - 2nd installment

In the 1st edition of this blog, I introduced TIME, the Translational Institute of Medicine, an initiative being launched in the DOM in 2018. TIME includes a new Graduate program (MSc and PhD), new infrastructure and a new web resource, linking trainees and investigators to one another and to vital resources (human and infrastructure). We heard from Dr. Charles Hindmarch, Dr. Rachel Holden and Dr. Paula James. Their research programs help illustrate what we mean by translational medicine.

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