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Third Party Medical Reports

Reading time: 4 minutes A proposed policy reflects the range of physician participation in third party processes – from treating physicians filling out forms for their patients to physicians providing testimony as medical experts.

The Compass That Guides Her

Reading time: 5 minutes Earlier this year, Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa became the first Black woman to be sole valedictorian for the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.

Words Do Matter

Reading time: 4 minutes Stigmatizing words used in a patient’s medical record can affect the care that the patient receives from subsequent doctors reading the record.

Patient Privacy

Reading time: 2 minutes We discuss the importance of protecting personal health information and how the “need to know” principle comes into play. 

Guidance on Virtual Care

Reading time: 2 minutes Our Telemedicine policy is now under review and we need you to identify how we can provide the best guidance for the provision of Virtual Care.

Easier Way to Connect with the College

Reading time: 2 minutes In mid-September, we launched a Member Portal which allows physicians to more easily engage with the College online for a range of services.

Best Possible Chance, Best Possible Care

Reading time: 5 minutes We recognize the outstanding work that Dr. Nicole Laferriere, an oncologist from Thunder Bay, provides to her patients.

Medicine’s Power Couple

Reading time: 5 minutes We celebrate husband and wife team, Drs. Stephen and Stephanie Milone, family physicians from Orangeville, with a well-deserved Council Award.

A Need for Different Perspectives

Reading time: 3 minutes A diverse Council is crucial in allowing us to draw on different perspectives and enhance our effectiveness as a regulator, writes College President, Dr. Brenda Copps.

Addressing Systemic Issues

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Nancy Whitmore writes about physician burnout, systemic racism and other important issues in her letter to the membership.

White Coat to Blue Gown

Reading time: 10 minutes Dr. Barbara Tatham used her terminal illness to teach medical learners how to connect with their patients. We also look at the work done by the global health organization that she helped found.

A Closer Look at College Complaints

Reading time: 4 minutes We continue our series on College complaint data by looking at how medical record-keeping can fall short. We also provide tips on how to avoid receiving complaints.

Delegation of Controlled Acts

Reading time: 3 minutes We want your feedback on proposed expectations addressing availability of physicians when they delegate controlled acts.

Professional Expectations in Medical Education

Reading time: 3 minutes A proposed policy sets out expectations for physicians involved in medical education and training, including the importance of establishing a safe and supportive environment for learners.

Black Patients Matter

Reading time: 13 minutes How does anti-Black racism manifest itself in care delivery and outcomes? What can be done to address the problem in a meaningful way?