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Resident Doctors Appreciation Week

To our valued resident physicians,

On behalf of NOSM University, thank you for all you do. Residents are the foundation of our health care system, providing front-line care under arduous circumstances. You support our patients in their most vulnerable moments with compassion and sensitivity. Despite juggling work, learning and your busy lives, you are committed to excellence and make a difference every day. Truly, you are leaders.

The pandemic and the fallout of these challenging times continue. We face health human resource shortages as well as sicker and more complex patients. But, there are signs of optimism on the horizon, and we know that better times are ahead. You will be leaders in—and agents of—these times. We know that at times, you have prioritized patient care above your own well-being. You have had to find that precious balance with which everyone in health care struggles, and you have an awareness of the personal vulnerabilities of being a physician like no generation before you. We are so proud of your ongoing strength, determination, creativity and resilience.

While you are striving to become amazing surgeons, family doctors, pediatricians, psychiatrists and more, you are also building a community of learners and shaping the learning environment of the future. You are becoming admirable teachers and mentors to medical students and colleagues. On top of all of that, you are also part of someone else’s support system. Remember: take care of yourself. 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 NOSM University Postgraduate Wellness Program are incredible resources. Please reach out to access the wellness services available to you.

It is Resident Doctors Appreciation Week, but make no mistake: we recognize you today and every day. We recognize your hard work and unwavering commitment, and we thank you.

Be on the lookout this week for a special thank-you gift in your inboxes from the NOSM University’s Alumni Office.

Dr. Robert Anderson, MD, FRCPC
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Sciences NOSM University

Dr. Sarita Verma
President, Vice Chancellor, Dean and CEO NOSM University