COVID-19 UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Our stakeholders in medical education have compiled helpful and practical information for physicians during COVID-19.

  • Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)
    COVID-19
    Includes principles and guidelines for medical education in the era of COVID-19, as well as updates from the Canadian faculties of medicine.
  • Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
    COVID-19 Resources for Physicians
    Includes clinical resources, how to reach out to your physician health program, information on supporting your family/children as a healthcare provider, and more.
  • Canadian Medical Forum (CMF)
    The Canadian Medical Forum, a group comprised of leaders of Canada’s major national medical organizations (including Resident Doctors of Canada), has released calls to action to Canadian governments regarding PPE and pandemic pay.
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
    COVID-19 Hub
    Includes advice, support, and medical-legal information for physicians.
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
    COVID-19 Information and Resources
    Includes virtual care guidelines, Public Health Agency of Canada resources, webinars on providing care during the pandemic, and other practical information for family physicians.
  • Medical Council of Canada (MCC)
    MCC update on COVID-19
    Includes exam updates and FAQs.
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    The coronavirus outbreak and impact to the Royal College
    Includes information on annual dues payments, MOC requirements, the impact of COVID-19 on residency education, and physician wellness resources.
  • Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC)
    COVID-19 Resource Guide
    Includes evidence-based recommendations, educational webinars, national resources, and specific guidelines for physicians practicing in rural and remote areas.

See the table below for specific licensing information in each province.

British Columbia General: https://www.cpsbc.ca/news/COVID-19-updates
Provisional registration: https://www.cpsbc.ca/about-us/laws-legislation/bylaw-amendments
Alberta General: http://www.cpsa.ca/resources-for-physicians-during-covid-19/
Provisional registration: http://www.cpsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Memo-2-National-certifying-exam-cancellations_provisional-register.pdf
Saskatchewan General: https://www.cps.sk.ca/iMIS/CPSS/PANDEMIC/COVID19_Landing_Page.aspx?
Provisional registration: https://www.cps.sk.ca/imis/CPSS/News___Events/News/News_Items/COVID-19_-_Emergency_Changes_to_Physician_Registration_Requirements.aspx
Manitoba General: https://cpsm.mb.ca/news/physicians-please-read-latest-update-from-manitoba-heath-about-coronavirus
Provisional licensing: https://cpsm.mb.ca/assets/COVID19/Registration%20during%20COVID-19.pdf
Ontario General: https://www.cpso.on.ca/News/COVID-19-Updates/Information-for-Physicians
Provisional registration: https://www.cpso.on.ca/Physicians/Your-Practice/Physician-Advisory-Services/COVID-19-FAQs-for-Physicians#Registration-and-Licensure
New Brunswick General: https://cpsnb.org/en/
Provisional registration: https://cpsnb.org/en/component/edocman/effect-of-delayed-national-examination-on-applicants-for-licensure/viewdocument
Nova Scotia General: https://cpsns.ns.ca/news/covid-19-college-updates/
Provisional registration: https://cpsns.ns.ca/news/covid-19-college-updates/licensing/
Prince Edward Island General: https://cpspei.ca/
Provisional registration: https://cpspei.ca/physician-info/licensure/
Newfoundland and Labrador General: https://www.cpsnl.ca/WEB/CPSNL/COVID-19_Updates.aspx
Provisional registration: https://www.cpsnl.ca/web/files/2020-4-03%20-%20CPSNL%20Emergency%20Licensing%20for%20Pandemic%20Response.pdf

See the table below for region-specific information from RDoC’s provincial partners.

RDBC General: https://residentdoctorsbc.ca/covid-19-and-residency/
Wellness: https://residentdoctorsbc.ca/covid-19-residency-wellness-resources/
PARA General: https://para-ab.ca/covid-19-updates/
Wellness: Scroll down to Self Care section of the page above
RDoS General: http://www.residentdoctorssk.ca/resources/covid-19
Wellness: http://www.residentdoctorssk.ca/uploads/content/CV19-RWRG-Apr5.pdf
PARIM General: https://www.parim.org/covid-19-updates/
Wellness: Scroll down to Wellness and Self-Care section of the page above
PARO General: http://www.myparo.ca/residents-and-covid-19/
Wellness: Scroll down to Resident Wellness Resources section of the page above
MarDocs General: https://www.maritimeresidentdoctors.ca/news?c=coronavirus
Wellness: Embedded in the page above
PARNL General: http://parnl.ca/covid-19/parnl-updates/ (log-in required)
Wellness: Embedded in the page above

RDoC has collected information on wellness resources and services available to help residents get through this stressful time. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; many other resources are embedded within other links on this page.

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Meditation

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