Changing the Culture of Emergency Departments

Reading time: 5 minutes There’s no single or simple way to manage burnout, but Dr. James Maskalyk is intent on changing the culture, so physicians are encouraged to express vulnerability.

Family Medicine in Crisis

Reading time: 10 minutes More than two million Ontarians do not have a family doctor. What has contributed to the shortage of family physicians? Nine high-profile FPs discuss the factors at play.

Bridging the Genetic Gap in Indigenous Health

Reading time: 10 minutes The Silent Genomes Project is working to ensure Indigenous genomes are included as reference data, an important early step when diagnosing rare genetic conditions.

Modernization of Out-of-Hospital Premises Inspection Program

Reading time: 2 minutes Council approved a revised set of Program Standards for OHPs, as part of a larger effort to align the inspection program with a right-touch regulation approach.

Academic Registration Policy Change Proposed

Reading time: 2 minutes A proposed registration policy change removes a barrier to independent practice for academic physicians who maintained an active practice in Ontario for at least five years.

Fees Waived for “Moonlighting” Residents

Reading time: 2 minutes Council waived the application fees for “moonlighting” residents in an effort to recognize their ongoing efforts to provide system coverage in Ontario.

New Pathway for Subspecialists

Reading time: 2 minutes CPSO developed a new pathway to independent practice for those internationally trained subspecialists who are registered and have affiliate status with RCPSC.

Practice Ready Assessment Program to Launch in 2024

Reading time: 2 minutes CPSO policy will facilitate a practice ready assessment program’s effort to help qualified international medical graduates (IMGs) enter practice in Ontario.

Laying the Groundwork for Physician Assistant Regulation

Reading time: 3 minutes In 2024, Physician Assistants (PA) will be regulated by CPSO. We are now consulting on proposed regulatory changes to make PA oversight a reality.

Pharmacists’ Expansion of Scope

Reading time: 5 minutes Ontario is the ninth province to allow pharmacists to prescribe for minor ailments. During a recent webinar, participants discussed the impact on the health care system.

Recognize Excellence with our Council Award

Reading time: < 1 minute CPSO updated the nomination process for the 2024 Council Awards, making it easier for you to nominate a fellow physician by submitting a simple, online nomination package.

New Public Council Member

Reading time: 2 minutes CPSO is pleased to welcome Dr. Faiq Bilal (PhD) to Council as a new public member from Milton. Throughout his career, he has worked on various science advisory positions.