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Physician colleagues and health organizations have requested MSPEI share the following information with PEI physicians.
RESEARCH STUDY: The distribution of PEI medical graduates
Physicians are invited to participate in this survey to support a study of the distribution of PEI medical graduates from Memorial University and Dalhousie University medical schools. Based on their chosen location of practice, the study will speculate whether the educational institution and curriculum are influential in these decisions. It will also examine the underlying causes in the difference of distribution of specialties/locations of medical school graduates. The results of this research would be of particular interest to both universities to see how they may be unknowingly influencing their students or to gauge their success if they have a preferred career outcome for their students. The results may also benefit the Province of PEI and aid in physician recruitment and retention.
Samantha Sweet, Research Study, Co-Lead
2ndYear PEI Medical Student, Memorial University
SEEKING PEI MENTORS: National undergraduate big data challenge
The national undergraduate Big Data Challenge on Recreational Drug Use is seeking mentors with medical-related expertise. Organized by STEM Fellowship the challenge will allow students to utilize a computational methods approach to examine federal, provincial, municipal and other open datasets to quantify the impact exerted by recreational drugs on human health and society. A registration form with details and space for mentors to register can be found here.
UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Adult Mental Health Practice Support Program (PSP)
The Mental Health Practice Support Program provides training and support for family physicians, nurse practitioners and their medical office assistants (MOAs) to improve clinical and practice management when working with individuals experiencing mental health challenges.
This program uses a quality-improvement approach and the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle in which training is delivered in three half-day interactive workshop-style sessions spanned over a 21 to 24-week period. Training sessions are interspaced by a six to eight weeks implementation action period during which new learnings are applied to the day-to-day practice.
May 9, 12 p.m. – 4: 30 p.m.
June 20, 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
September 19, 12 p.m. – 4: 30 p.m.
PEI Palliative Care Conference
A two-day conference designed for health-care professionals (mainly physicians, nurses, pharmacists) whose primary focus of work is not palliative care but who in the course of their work care for patients with life-threatening and progressive life-limiting illnesses. The conference provides learners with the essential, basic competencies of the palliative care approach Ideal for developing teamwork, promoting interprofessional collaboration, and promoting collaboration amongst providers in different agencies who need to work together (e.g. community-based family physicians, home care nurses, community pharmacists, etc.
June 13 -14
Loyalist Lakeview Resort, Summerside
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