Category: Residents Psyche

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Mar2018
My experience at the CPA Conference Constanza Testart Aguirre, 4th year medical student The train stops at the Ottawa Station. It’s a beautiful sunny day and I am filled with gratitude for my mentor. Encouraged by a senior resident, I registered for the CPA conference and managed to ... Read More
March 7, 2018Fernando Felix

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Mar2018
Leadership in Psychiatry Training Marlon Danilewitz, PGY3 More and more, there is growing recognition of the importance of physician leadership in healthcare. At the same time, the road to develop leadership skills requires tremendous effort and training. Unfortunately, there is a lack of leadership opportunities in residency training1. ... Read More
March 7, 2018Fernando Felix

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Mar2018
Resident Wellness Hillary Bohler, PGY-3 Want to try something new? Need motivation to stay fit? A big part of wellness is keeping physically healthy, and a great way of achieving this is with cross-country skiing! “Wellness” for me means dedicating a short time each day for exercise or ... Read More
March 7, 2018Fernando Felix

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Mar2018
Requiem for a dream or a wake-up call to become a leader Artin Mahdanian, PGY-3 I immigrated to Canada in 2013, not fleeing war or prosecution but in search of a land of equality and non-discrimination. After two years of multiple obstacles, I finally matched to a psychiatry ... Read More
March 7, 2018Fernando Felix

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Mar2018
Study Tips from an R5: 5 tips for 5 years Dr. Tina Allibhai, PGY-5 1. Read around cases. I know, I know, the last thing that you want to do after a long day is go home and read, but a quick ... Read More
March 7, 2018Fernando Felix

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Mar2018
Minutes with a Mentor: Dr. David Gratzer Nadia Daly, PGY-4 At last year’s CPA meeting, I interviewed Dr. David Goldbloom and wrote about it in the Residents Psyche Newsletter (see “Minutes with a Mentor: Dr. David Goldbloom.”) In this second edition of Minutes with a Mentor, I present ... Read More
March 2, 2018Fernando Felix

31

Oct2017
Reflecting on a Resident Track workshop Dr. Rejish Thomas Transcultural Psychiatry: A Focus on Refugee and Aboriginal Mental Health by Rejish Thomas, Anika Maraj, Delphine Daigneault-Leclerc, Sharleen Gill This seminar was renewed after first being presented last year, with more focus on group work around two difficult cases. Like last ... Read More
October 31, 2017Fernando Felix

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Oct2017
CPA 2017 In Review: Psychiatry and Legislation Dr. Marlon Danilewitz The landscape of psychiatry in Canada is ever evolving. This past year saw a number of landmark legislative decisions that have had prominent impact on the practice of mental health and addictions in Canada. That being the case, ... Read More
October 31, 2017Fernando Felix

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Oct2017
Resident Trivia Competition Dr. Nadia Daly New to the CPA conference this year was the Resident Trivia Competition, an MIT executive board initiative. On September 14th at noon, teams of 3 to 4 residents gathered around cocktail tables in the exhibit hall, as curious crowds formed around them. ... Read More
October 31, 2017Fernando Felix

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Oct2017
Transition to Practice Bootcamp Dr. Kara Dempster This year’s annual CPA conference marked the inaugural Transition to Practice Bootcamp which was launched as a pre-conference course. As a senior resident, I found the content was extremely valuable, and covered topics that we do not receive enough teaching on ... Read More
October 31, 2017Fernando Felix