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Who is Mr. Fezziwig: A Carol for Queen’s University Department of Medicine Upon the Eve of Our Holiday Party 2014

Who is Mr. Fezziwig: A Carol for Queen’s University Department of Medicine Upon the Eve of Our Holiday Party 2014 Jorkin: "Mr. Fezziwig, we’re good friends besides good men of business. We’re men of vision and progress. Why don’t you sell out while the going’s good? You’ll never get a better offer. It’s the age of the machine, and the factory, and the vested interests. We small traders are ancient history, Mr.

North Sea Myoclonus and Vasodilator-Responsive Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH): How Defining Deep Phenotypes Drives Disease Discovery

We teach medical students, “When you hear hoof beats, think horses”. This is sage advice, designed to focus them on recognizing common diseases. However if the galloping beast has cutaneous stripes…we must acknowledge the possibility it is a zebra. zebra The addition of visual data offers a deeper phenotype.

Resolute: Standing on Guard for Canada in an Age of Ebola and Terrorism

A brave man dies once…a coward a thousand times-Chinese proverb

Application of Lean Methodology to Reducing Emergency Room Wait Times: Have Canadian Hospitals Adopted the Best Parts of the Mr. Toyoda’s Philosophy?

“Be kind and generous, strive to create a warm, homelike atmosphere,” Sakichi Toyoda Sakichi Toyoda was born in the year of Canada’s confederation, 1867. He invented of a variety of automatic looms during the period between 1890 and 1924. His inventions revolutionized the textile industry. In 1926 he founded the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. This company evolved into Toyota Corporation, a global automobile manufacturing giant. Mr. Toyoda had strong views about how best to run a company.

The Ebola Epidemic of 2014 - The Revenge of Die Fledermaus

"It may be that without a vaccine, we can't really stop this epidemic" … Peter Piot, a co-discoverer of the Ebola virus in 1976 and director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine     Peter Piot

The Pearls for Achieving a State of Aequanimitas

 I was recently part of a group of faculty members asked to talk to the 4th year Medical Students at Queen’s University as part of a Pearls of Practice Session focused on imparting wisdom about how to be a resilient physician and avoid burnout. Dr. Tony Sanfilippo and Dr. Reneé Fitzpatrick instructed us to provide 3 brief Pearls revealing (in 3 minutes or less), “How we have managed to remain positive and committed to our careers despite heavy workloads, competing demands and all the stresses of your busy lives.”  

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