What in the world is happening with family docs? This biweekly podcast series is produced by the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Besrour Centre for Global Family Medicine and features interviews with globally-minded primary care leaders and innovators, as they share what they are excited about in the world of family medicine. Plus there will be food at the end!
Trailer: Planet Family Doc Season Two
We're back! Get ready for an informative and entertaining Season 2, where we will sit down with family docs around the globe to get perspectives on global trends, explore innovations in primary care and discover how to find joy and purpose in the world of family medicine
Examining Exams: Are We Virtually There? (Part Two)
In part two of our season finale, Dr. Clayton Dyck, Dr. Alan Ng and Dr. Aboi Madaki discuss if and how virtual exams can actually measure a family physicians’ readiness for practice, and they share some valuable lessons for those who are developing virtual exams. They also add a few more delicious (and nutritious) dishes to the planet family doc potluck!
Examining Exams: Are We Virtually There? (Part One)
Somewhere in their journey to practice, a family physician invariably needs to pass a qualification exam. What happens when a pandemic disrupts a long-established oral examination process? Could virtual exams be a better alternative? In part one of our season finale, host Dr. Clayton Dyck is joined by Dr. Alan Ng from Ottawa, Canada and Dr. Aboi Madaki from Jos, Nigeria to discuss the move to virtual qualification exams in their countries, the “glitches” they encountered and the feedback they’ve received by examinees and examiners.
Recipes for Wellness: Finding the Right Ingredients to Avoid Burnout in Training and Practice (Part Two)
In part two, Dr. Dorsett continues her journey by applying her "joy recipe" to maintain her own mental well-being and that of her patients. She also puts some ingredients together for the Planet Family Doc potluck!
If you’d like to learn more, here are some wellness resources recommended by Dr. Dorsett:
Balance App https://balanceapp.com/ BetterHelp https://www.betterhelp.com/ The Five Minute Journal https://a.co/d/cHC5dYL
Recipes for Wellness: Finding The Right Ingredients to Avoid Burnout in Training and Practice (Part One)
Our new generation of global family physicians is more mindful of their mental health, but it can still be challenging to maintain it during medical training and early practice. In part one, Dr. Brunee Dorsett from the Bahamas shares her experience of burnout during medical school, how she developed a "joy recipe" to take care of her mental wellness, and how her training program provided support to her and her colleagues throughout their training.
Our Best Teachers: Perspectives from New Family Medicine Trainees (Part Two)
In the second part of this interview, host Dr. Clayton Dyck continues his conversation with family medicine trainees - Dr Bigyan Lamichhane from Kathmandu, Nepal and Dr. Rohini Pasricha from Toronto, Canada. They explore ways to bridge the generational differences between educators and learners, share their favourite things about their programs and discuss the pros and cons of extending the length of training. Don't miss the Planet Family Doc potluck dinner at the end!
If you're interested in learning more, check out the following resources:
A more detailed description of the curriculum changes planned for Canadian FM training, including increased program length:
A learner resource on virtual care produced by Dr. Pasricha and the CFPC Section of Medical Students: