The Importance of Human Connection

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Nancy Whitmore reflects on the importance of choosing connection during this harrowing time and the CPSO’s initiatives in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Living in Tumultuous Times

Reading time: 3 minutes In her last letter to the profession, Dr. Judith Plante says the College has recognized the toll the pandemic is taking on physicians and the health care system.

Registration Policy Approved

Reading time: 3 minutes CPSO’s new registration policy accepts the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada as a replacement for the MCCQE2 for the issuance of an independent practice certificate.

Introducing CPSO’s 2022 President, Vice-President

Reading time: 3 minutes We are pleased to introduce you to our new President, Dr. Janet van Vlymen, an anesthesiologist from Kingston, and our new Vice-President, Dr. Rob Gratton, an obstetrician-gynecologist from London.

By-law Changes

Reading time: 2 minutes We are circulating an amended by-law to reflect the reduced annual fee for parental leave and Council approved amendments that allow the College’s continued functioning during an emergency.

Public Member Appointment

Reading time: 2 minutes CPSO is pleased to welcome new public member Ms. Julia Goyal to Council. She is an Affiliate at the Global Labour Research Center and a member of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation.

A Plan to Move Forward

Reading time: 4 minutes To help organizations develop policies that meet the needs of patients and health-care professionals, a team of researchers put forward recommendations to respond to biased patients.

Virtual Care

Reading time: 3 minutes As patients and physicians try to find new footing in a post-pandemic world, a new draft policy specifically providing guidance on virtual care is ready for consultation.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy

Reading time: 3 minutes A policy regulating the use of complementary or alternative medicine states the higher the potential risk to the patient for a particular treatment, the higher the level of evidence required.

Vaccine Hesitancy

Reading time: 6 minutes Physicians remain the most trusted source of vaccine information. So, they have a unique role in helping their patients get vaccinated, says Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Treating Patient Bias

Reading time: 16 minutes CPSO’s mandate is to regulate physicians in the public interest, but there are good reasons within our role as an advocate for quality patient care to be concerned when patients target physicians with abuse.

Your Unvaccinated Patients

Reading time: 3 minutes CPSO reminds physicians that patients cannot be denied access to in-person care if they are unvaccinated or don’t have a recent negative COVID-19 test result.