New Grad Entry Program: Design Failure for Both Patients and Doctors

Late last week the Ontario Medical Association learned about another of the Liberal Government’s unilaterally developed programs for Ontario doctors. The details of this New Graduate Entry Program can be found here: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ohip/bulletins/11000/bul11138.pdf Normally, I would not wade into discussing new Primary Care initiatives leaving such matters to such bloggers as Dr. Scott Wooder (https://drscottwooder.wordpress.com/)…

From Scientific Parent

Once again, I was invited to write for Scientific Parent, a great website that has well-researched information on many topics for parents. This time I considered some of the best ways to help an older child manage and enjoy the birth of a sibling. People who know me know that I most enjoy working with…

Women’s Rights and Medical Women

Most of us know that the world’s leaders met this past weekend at the United Nations to discuss and commit to sustainable development goals. They formally agreed to a set of goals that they hope to bring to completion by 2030: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=51968#.VgkpN3ldGUk This was the second agreement of its kind, the first agreement, the United…

A Good Time to be a Doctor?

Physicians in Ontario have had a difficult week – more cuts from the government they’d like to be able to work with, and division among themselves. A number of doctors have been through difficult times before and know that, in the end, this will pass. The government will realize that it cannot run a health…

Physician Activism: I am not alone!

With the government’s announcement of more cuts to physician services, I am going Toronto for several meetings including the Ontario Medical Association Board. After my last blog, however, I wanted to make sure readers knew about other physician bloggers and a few letter writers whose work engages both physicians and the public in some debate…

Another Parenting Post

I have such happy memories of my children’s years as toddlers, but it wasn’t always easy. The Scientific Parent asked me to contribute to their blog and I had an opportunity to think about what had most helped during those years. I also remembered the most successful advice about parenting a toddler that I provided…