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May 1 is Doctor’s Day in Nova Scotia

The College joins with Nova Scotians in recognizing the commitment and dedication of physicians throughout the province.  Doctors’ Day was first recognized as the official day of appreciation for Nova Scotia’s medical profession in 2013. May 1 was selected as Doctors Day to mark the birthday of Canada’s first female physician, Dr. Emily Stowe. Read more about Doctor’s Day in Nova Scotia.

Postgraduate Training Licence Renewal Opens May 2nd

For the 2022-2023 Academic Year Online postgraduate trainee licence renewal opens on May 2, 2022. Completion of your licence renewal form and receipt of payment is required to continue your postgraduate training program at Dalhousie University for the 2022-2023 academic year. The renewal fee is $200.  If you have not renewed your postgraduate training licence by May 23, you will be subject to a $50 late fee.If you have not renewed your licence by May 31, your licence will be suspended effective July 1, 2022.

Race-based and Indigenous Identity Data 

Race-based and Indigenous identity data is essential for measuring health inequalities (also referred to as health disparities) and for identifying inequities that stem from racism, bias and discrimination. Health equity data can be used to inform actions and interventions to improve health equity among racialized groups. To harmonize collection and ensure high-quality data that is comparable across jurisdictions, CIHI released pan-Canadian minimum standards for collecting race-based and Indigenous identity data in health systems, along with guidance on their use. Read more about […]

College Celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8th

The College celebrates International Women’s Day recognizing the tremendous contribution and leadership of women physicians in Nova Scotia. The theme for 2022 is #BreakTheBias: Imagine a gender-equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s […]

Closing a Practice Toolkit by Doctors Nova Scotia

Business of Medicine: A Guide to Closing Your Medical Practice is a resource prepared by Doctors Nova Scotia to help younavigate the closure of your practice. Choosing to close your medical practice is a big decision, and it comes with a to-do list that can be just as daunting. Whetheryou’re retiring, relocating or changing careers, there are lots of details to take care of to ensure your patients and their personal health information are taken care of appropriately. Follow this guide to make the transition as smooth as possible.

CFPC introduces enhanced continuing professional development for family physicians

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) announces the introduction of a new certified, bilingual online tool to support the continuing professional development (CPD) of family physicians: The Professional Learning Plan (PLP). The PLP will support family physicians in achieving personalized learning goals and building CPD plans that are well-tuned to their practices and to the needs of their patients and communities. Participation in developing a PLP is a voluntary opportunity. Read more about CFPC’s Professional Learning Plan.

Doctors NS Professional Support Program provides confidential peer-to-peer support

Doctors Nova Scotia’s Professional Support Program (PSP) provides confidential peer-to-peer support for members and their families who are dealing with personal or professional problems. The PSP program responds to the mental health and wellness needs of members and also supports initiatives, workshops and other resources that promote wellness, resiliency and balanced living. Read more about Doctors Nova Scotia’s Professional Support Program.