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Introducing CPSO’s New President, Vice-President

Reading time: 2 minutes Introducing Drs. Judith Plante and Janet van Vlymen, our new President and Vice-President, respectively, appointed at the December meeting of Council.

Two New Council Members

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Roy Kirkpatrick is the new academic representative from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Mr. Rob Payne is a new public member from King City.

Update on OntarioMD’s Notification System

Reading time: < 1 minute OntarioMD listened to physician feedback that its Health Report Manager tool was sending too many notifications about the availability of COVID-19 test results to physicians’ EMR inboxes.

Election Results

Reading time: 5 minutes A record number of physicians ran in this year’s Council election. Meet the new Council members elected in Districts 5 and 10.

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?

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.

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.