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MSPEI prioritizing physician health and wellness through Affinity Impact Funding

Dr. Nicole Green, Physician Lead for MSPEI’s Peer-to-Peer Program alongside Sheila Kerry, Associate Director of Communications at MSPEI, explains how small changes and interactions on a peer-to-peer level, paired with resources and support, can lead to large-scale changes for physicians’ wellness and, in turn, the Canadian healthcare system.

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Patient Medical Homes: Work smarter, not harder

As a family physician, I am really passionate about providing timely, quality care to my patients. This project is about complete primary care transformation. I like to think of it as people-centered care because the patient is at the center of what we’re doing but everyone involved in the PMH is being taken care of too. There’s a team wrapped around the patient, but they’re also there for each other. I love that concept.

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Island physician reconnecting with Indigenous culture

Attending medical school is often about obtaining a medical degree and becoming a physician. But for PEI family physician Dr. Meghan Cameron, it was also about delving into her culture, learning more about her heritage, and striving to reconcile Western and Indigenous medicine.

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An Islander’s journey to medicine

First-year medical student Sydney Ford is among those beginning classes that will eventually lead to her dream career. She’s attending Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) having recently completed her bachelor’s degree at Mount Allison University.

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Peer-to-Peer Program Offers Support to Island Physicians

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) is a structured peer support program, which aims to normalize discussions about career-related stressors and provide opportunities to connect, share challenges, express gratitude, and develop coping strategies together. The goal of the program is to reduce work related distress and help physicians find increased meaning and reward in their work.

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Gender Affirming Care on PEI

Dr. Kay Dingwell is one of a handful of PEI physicians who rotate shifts at the Gender Affirming Health Care Clinic. She, and the others involved, have been trying to educate the public about the importance of gender-affirming care and how to be a better ally to the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

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New MSPEI Board of Directors Chairperson Announced

Dr. Scott Cameron has been announced as the new Medical Society of PEI Board of Directors Chairperson. He will assume the role effective September 1.

Scott is no stranger to MSPEI; he has served in many roles with the organization over the years, including the role of Treasurer and as MSPEI President for two terms.

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Government to hire 9.6 family physicians

Government has approved 9.6 new family physician positions for PEI. With more than 17,000 Islanders without a family doctor, PEI doctors are applauding government’s decision to hire more family doctors.

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Recruitment Activity

The Physicians Recruiting Physicians program is fully operational and Dr. Megan Miller, the Chief Physician Recruiter, continues to explore new leads and build relationships with medical students and physicians considering a move to PEI. She was recently interviewed about our collective recruitment efforts.

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