Taking its Toll

Reading time: 3 minutes In her last message to the profession, Dr. Janet van Vlymen reflects on her recent podcast conversation with Dr. Jillian Horton about physician burnout and its system drivers.

Reflecting the College’s EDI Work in Policy

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Janet van Vlymen writes about how the EDI work being done at the College is reflected in a policy built around human rights and accessibility legislation.

The Cost of Working in a Culturally Unsafe Environment

Reading time: 3 minutes On top of all the other stressors of practising medicine, imagine feeling your hard work is undervalued because of the colour of your skin, sexual orientation and/or religion.

At a Crisis Point

Reading time: 3 minutes In her first letter to the profession as new CPSO President, Dr. Janet van Vlymen explains why addressing physician burnout is a top priority for CPSO.

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.

Patient Bias, Physician Burnout

Reading time: 2 minutes As hospitals begin to grapple with the issues arising from patient bias towards physicians, CPSO President Dr. Judith Plante explains why it is an issue of concern for the College.

Oversight of PAs a Good Fit

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Judith Plante explains why CPSO is supportive of its new responsibility in providing oversight of physician assistants and next steps to bringing them into the College.

Rising to the Challenge

Reading time: 3 minutes In her inaugural letter to the profession, Dr. Judith Plante, a family physician from Pembroke, discuses the ongoing impact of the pandemic, including the shift to virtual care.

A Year Like None Other

Reading time: 4 minutes In her last letter to the profession, Dr. Brenda Copps reflects on an extraordinary year – one that presented struggle and challenges, but also offered opportunities for innovation.

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.

Looking at the Year Ahead

Reading time: 5 minutes Dr. Brenda Copps, the College’s President, introduces herself and explains how why patient engagement is such a priority for her.

A Moment for Profound Appreciation

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Brenda Copps, a Hamilton family physician and the College’s new President, sends a message of thanks to the profession for all their sacrifices.