Resources for Physicians

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Commitment to Self-Care and Peer Support

The College’s Physician Health Program supports the “commitment to self-care and peer support” as provided for in the CMA Code of Ethics and Professionalism as follows:

Value personal health and wellness and strive to model self-care; take steps to optimize meaningful co-existence of professional and personal life.

Value and promote a training and practice culture that supports and responds effectively to colleagues in need and empowers them to seek help to improve their physical, mental, and social well-being.

Recognize and act on the understanding that physician health and wellness needs to be addressed at individual and systemic levels, in a model of shared responsibility.

Resources For Physicians

Doctors Nova Scotia Professional Support Program

Doctors Nova Scotia’s Professional Support Program (PSP) is a safe and confidential way for members and their families to get help, support and resources for personal or professional problems. Read More

Dalhousie’s Resident Affairs Office

The Resident Affairs office provides support services for postgraduate students in the Faculty of Medicine. Residency can be a stressful period of training and can put you at risk of burnout and mental health issues. Read more