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 updates
    Includes principles and guidelines for medical education in the era of COVID-19, as well as links to 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 information 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 global, Canadian and regional resources, a list of physician wellness resources, and additional information on the impact of COVID-19 on residency education.
  • 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: Not available
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 coping strategies and services available to help residents get through this stressful time. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; many other wellness resources are embedded within other links on this page.

Fitness/Yoga

Meditation

  • Calm
    This app has made many of their meditations available for free online.
  • Insight Timer
    A free app with access to 30,000+ meditations for sleep, anxiety, etc.
  • Ten Percent Happier
    This app is offering 6 free months to healthcare providers with the code HEALTHCARE as well as free online meditations that anyone can access on their website.

Text-based Programs

  • Text4Hope
    Free 3-month subscription to daily CBT prompts to develop healthy coping skills and adapt to stress. Offered by Alberta Health Services but available across the country. Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.

    Click here for a comprehensive listing of discounts available in Canada. Includes accommodations, food and beverage deals, services, transportation, and apparel.