Primary Care: A Bold Revisioning

Reading time: 10 minutes What are the opportunities for creating broader system changes that would make primary care not just more accessible, but also more equitable, efficient and effective?

“I Feel Like I am Failing”

Reading time: 5 minutes A small-town family physician describes the pain of not providing the kind of medical care to her patients that she had once hoped she could.

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.

Communication Dos and Don’ts

Reading time: 5 minutes Many of the complaints received by the College relate to physician communication. We put forward some suggestions for reducing the risk of receiving such a complaint.

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.

Managing Uncertainty

Reading time: 9 minutes How can diagnostic uncertainty be managed to promote patient and clinician well-being? We address that question in this installment of Doc Talk.

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.