5 Questions on Health & Wellness for 2 Medical Learners

Dr. Alana Poon Medical Student Question 1:  As a student/resident is it difficult to live a healthy lifestyle? Yes. I find the most challenging aspect of trying to live a healthy lifestyle as a medical student is the difficulty in establishing a healthy routine amidst a busy and constantly changing schedule. It is difficult to […]

CaRMS Interview Training Day

On January 7, 2017, Doctors Manitoba once again hosted almost 70 medical students to prepare for CaRMS interviews. This annual event helps medical students practice giving answers in a CaRMS mock interview. Residents who have recently been through the CaRMS process then provide constructive feedback. Being able to practice and get feedback is invaluable to […]


It was not lost on anyone that it may very well have been the first time in recent memory that a President of Doctors Manitoba attended a meeting of the Manitoba Medical Students’ Association. While staff at Doctors Manitoba work closely with medical students and the MMSA and often attend MMSA meetings, its been far […]

The 5 Fundamentals of Civility for Physicians:

#4: Take Good Care of Yourself By Micheal Kaufmann, MD OMA Physician Health Program “That’s not how my mentor puts it,” said the resident. Young and eager, he was sitting forward in his seat, following me closely, challenging. “Surgery is a demanding specialty. If you’re not tough enough to stand it, you should get out,” […]

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame – Award Recipient

Dorothy Yu Born and raised in Winnipeg, Dorothy completed her BScH in psychology at Queen’s University. Returning home to the University of Manitoba for medical school, Dorothy has been passionate about encouraging student involvement in advocacy initiatives. She co-founded the Student Advocacy Committee, created the Advocacy and Global Awareness Conference, and planned the first Medical […]

Discovery Days

Manitoba Youth explore health careers through hands-on learning at Discovery Days Doctors Manitoba president Dr. Barbara Kelleher moderated an interactive career panel of health professionals who shared stories and fielded questions about their career journeys with more than 300 high school students and teachers this past November at the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Discovery […]

5 Steps to a successful retirement

A properly structured retirement income plan will help to ensure your assets will last throughout retirement, while minimizing tax wherever possible. It’s best to work with a financial advisor who can walk you through the retirement planning process. There are five basic steps to cover. Identify and prioritize retirement goals Identifying and prioritizing your retirement […]

Stress-reduction Tips – Part 2

By the time your day is over, you likely will have completed many tasks: cleaning the house, finishing a project at work, helping your children with their homework, preparing meals, etc. All of these responsibilities may cause stress, leaving you physically exhausted with tense muscles and an aching head. However, there are small things you […]

How 2016 Tax Changes Affect Some Incorporated Physicians

December 22, 2016 The federal government’s changes to tax rules for professionals (including physicians) who practise in some complex corporate and partnership structures have no become law. If you are an incorporated physician working with other physicians in a group medical practice, the new rules may affect your eligibility for the small business tax deduction. […]

Collegiality promotes safe care

originally published September 2016 – in CMPA Perspective P1603-2-E All physicians will admit that at some point in their careers they’ve failed at being collegial. And most would be embarrassed to recall those times they’ve been disrespectful and unsupportive of fellow physicians and other healthcare colleagues. When physicians don’t behave collegially toward each other, the […]

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