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Why do writers of academic letters of reference put 20% of medical students in the top 5% of the class?: Thoughts on the weakness of letters of reference

This guest blog deals with an activity familiar to all academic physicians: writing letters of reference for medical students.

Being a graduate student in the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons from our Translational Medicine (TMED) graduate students

A guest blog by TMED student Thalia Hua, MSc’21(Candidate) and President of the TMED Student Society and a short introduction by me.

Lack of funding for fellowship training in Canada threatens our supply of specialists
animated photo showing 5 people labelled with physician hierarchy

What is a “fellow”? Stages in the career of physicians (American summary but is similar to the situation in Canada) (source)

If you see something, say something: a personal story about systemic racism

When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something. — John Lewis 

Return to Weeneebayko

Return to Weeneebaykoa proposal by Dr. Bikrampal Sidhu that respects the local community and its people. 

Why are there drug shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic? Ask a pharmacist

 A guest blog co-written by Megan Riordon and Vero Briggs with a little input from me

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