Amplifying Faculty Wellness
Wanting to create a culture of physician wellness and support in medicine in the north and, ultimately, a healthier community, Dr. McIsaac anesthesiologist and intensivist at Health Sciences North (HSN), Medical Director, Faculty Development and assistant professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and winner of the Canadian Women in Medicine’s second annual Inspiring Woman Physician award. Is spearheading an initiative to establish a faculty wellness program at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. As the school’s medical director of faculty development, she wants to amplify awareness for the need for physician wellness and create a culture of support for NOSM faculty. There are many supports available for undergraduates and post-graduates, but there is a lack of formal programming and initiatives to support people at the faculty level. The program will help around 1,700 faculty members across northern Ontario.