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Medical Education Stories

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Medical Education Stories

Read stories about initiatives in medical education taking place at Canada’s 17 Faculties of Medicine.

  • CIUSSS de l'Estrie
    La Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé mobilise ses ressources

    En ces temps de pandémie mondiale où il faut plus que jamais se serrer les coudes, l’Université de Sherbrooke a mobilisé ses ressources et lancé de nombreuses initiatives pour contribuer à lutter contre la COVID-19.

    [available in French only]

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    Student Survival Guide during COVID-19 pandemic

    End of term is typically a stressful time for university students. It has become even more challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with learners adapting to taking classes online, spending long periods of time indoors, and social distancing with friends and family.

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    Quand arts et sciences s’allient pour plus de solidarité

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kim Thúy et Luc Langevin, ainsi que plusieurs artistes prennent la parole pour remercier le personnel soignant, les intervenants, les scientifiques qui travaillent sans relâche à combattre la pandémie de COVID-19.

    [available in French only]

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    U of T Experts Launch Quick ICU Training Resource for COVID-19

    Clinicians and researchers at the University of Toronto and partner institutions have created an educational website for non-intensive care clinicians who may have to work in critical care units during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    USask unites: Health science students create task force to help amid COVID-19 pandemic

    College of Medicine students have organized the University of Saskatchewan Public Health Student Task Force. The group is made up of health science students, including medical students and physical therapy students.

  • McMaster logo with COVID-19
    Faculty adjusts to COVID-19

    This past week was one of generosity and creativity at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) as its faculty, staff and students adjusted to the changes required to respond to COVID-19. 

    At the same time the Faculty moved its work to more virtual setting working from home and some research projects were suspended, community responses and new COVID-19 research projects were developed. 

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    USask unites: A USask student has launched a website tracking all cases of COVID-19 in Canada

    Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support on another in these uncertain times.

  • Dr. Glen Bandiera
    New Partnership Creates Safe Spaces for U of T Medical Residents and Fellows to Stay During COVID-19 Pandemic

    “The more health care workers we can keep healthy, the better the system can respond.”  

    In a time of pandemic, medical trainees working on the frontlines may need somewhere to stay away from their families, to protect others from exposure to the disease.  

  • Queen's university students
    Queen's Univ: A team effort to help protect healthcare workers

    A team of Queen’s and Kingston community partners are working together to help provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Medical and nursing students quickly answer the call for COVID-19 help

    An urgent request went out just before 9:30 p.m. on a Saturday night. At least 20 medical students were needed to volunteer supporting the Provincial Medical Officer of Health with contact tracing — the process of identifying people who may have come into contact with a COVID-19 infected person and collecting further information.