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Resident Doctors Appreciation Week

To all the NOSM resident physicians,

We would like to thank you for your commitment to our patients, your leadership, your hard work and your incredible passion to make an important difference. You make an impact on the health of Northerners every day.

The last two years tested us all in ways we hadn’t imagined. The pandemic continues to add more and more complexity to your lives, work and training. We are proud of your incredible, ongoing strength, determination, creativity and resilience. At times you have prioritized patient care above yourself, and at other times, taken a step back and focused on your health and recharge when you needed. You have had to find a balance that everyone in health care struggles with. You have an awareness of the personal vulnerabilities of being a physician like no generation before you, and health care will be better for it! You will change the world!

While you have been striving to become amazing surgeons, family docs, pediatricians, psychiatrists and more, you are also building a community of learners and shaping the learning environment for the future.  You are becoming amazing teachers and mentors to medical students and colleagues. You are part of someone else’s support system and elevate them when they need it, as they elevate you in your times of need.  If you or someone you know needs additional support, we want to be there for you. Dr. Diane Whitney, Assistant Dean Resident Affairs, and the Wellness team are building on the amazing resources available to be able to do even more. Please reach out to the wellness services available to you.

It is Resident Doctors Appreciation 2022 this week–but make no mistake—we recognize you today and every day! Let us take this opportunity to sincerely thank you and recognize your hard work and unwavering commitment.

Sincerely,
Dr. Robert Anderson MD FRCPC
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Sciences
Northern Ontario School of Medicine