On Friday I graduated from the 6th cohort of the Physician Leadership Development Program. This program was developed by the Ontario Medical Association, the Canadian Medical Association and York University’s Schulich School of Business to help physicians in Ontario develop Leadership skills. The program required that I work on a project to demonstrate that I …

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The average medical school tuition in Ontario is now over $23,000 annually. With the average overall pay for a woman in Ontario being approximately $40,000 annually, one can appreciate that studying medicine could easily be beyond the reach of most Ontario students. (Reference: http://www.payequity.gov.on.ca/en/pdf/wagegaps.pdf) This raises the question of what can be done to make …

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I suspect I was as bewildered as anyone when I read an article from the Toronto Star this weekend outlining that the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care in Ontario intended to cut the number of residency positions in Ontario. http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2015/08/08/ministry-of-health-plans-to-cut-50-residency-places-angering-doctors-in-training.html Both Ali Damji, the Chair of the Ontario Medical Students Association, and Dr. Michael …

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