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AMS Announces 2021 History of Medicine Awardees


AMS is very pleased to announce our ten 2021 research grant and fellowship award recipients. The AMS History of Medicine and Healthcare Awards Program promotes scholarship, teaching, and public interest in history of healthcare, disease, and medicine. The Program incorporates 3 types of awards: Post-Doctoral Fellowships of $45,000, Doctoral Completion Awards of $25,000, and Project…

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Improving mental health care by fighting poverty


This was the first of a five-part series in The Globe and Mail on modernizing medicare considering lessons from home and abroad. Historically, Canadians embraced medicare as part of an effort to separate personal wealth from individual health. But, in defending our rights to enter hospitals without risking financial ruin, did we swallow a bitter…

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Is compassionate leadership an antidote for health care burnout?


Can health care be a toxin for those providing care to others?  The drive for cost savings, the increasing complexity of care, the menace of electronic medical records and the emotional challenges of responding to patient suffering put health care professionals at high risk for burnout.  Today, burnout is common among all members of our health…

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Is healthcare innovation simply an act of compassion?


Northern Ontario covers 87% of Ontario’s land mass, is inhabited by 6% of the province’s population, and has the highest rates of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, and respiratory disease in Ontario. Disease prevalence is highest in the 13% of Indigenous Northerners. Providing Northern Ontario health care in the future will be challenging as the lifestyles of…

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How I choose to repair the world


I’m often asked why I do what I do. Actually, it’s rare that someone questions my decision to look after sick people as a physician. People also rarely wonder why I chose to get married or to have children. On the other hand, my academic interests – the focus of my research and educational work…

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Celebrating our first Change Day!


Change Day Ontario was designed to empower people within the health system to make positive changes by taking action and making pledges, big or small, to improve compassionate quality care. Our first Change Day is in the books and it was amazing!

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Watching someone die and feeling … nothing


The first time I witnessed a death, I was a third year medical student and at  the very beginning of my training. My patient was older – in his late 70s – and all alone. His family dropped him off at the emergency department and were not reachable by phone. One of my first nights…

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We regularly partner with world-class organizations to bring you exceptional offerings in technology and compassionate care as well as in the history of medicine.

From globally-renowned research institutes and healthcare delivery organizations to leading educational establishments, our partners all seek to improve the state of healthcare by making caring for people its focal point. Together, we offer conferences and events, research funding, scholorships and more.

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