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Focusing on Wellness

In December 2018, SEAMO, the Faculty of Health Sciences, Kingston Health Sciences and Providence Care Hospital established a committee dedicated to advancing the overall culture and wellbeing of physicians in our community.  This committee was established as a result of the Queen’s School of Medicine Strategic Plan and the 2018 SEAMO Strategic Planning Retreat, which recognized the need to promote a culture of wellness for our physicians. 

SEAMO Physician Wellness Events

On November 21 and 22 SEAMO hosted two Physician Wellness events with PSI Visiting Scholar Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye. 

Over 100 physicians, residents and medical students attended the Thursday evening Physician Wellness Lecture. The discussion focused on recognizing the signs of burnout, identifying coping strategies and developing resilience amongst physicians. 

The Designing Physician Wellness Workshop held on Friday, November 22nd, was uniquely designed for Hospital Administrators, University Leadership and Clinical Department Heads with a goal to:

Going Away over the Holidays? Remember to Set Your Availability!

If you are going to be unavailable for a period of time, you can set an out-of-office notification. 

If you are part of a BASE™ Managed Specialty group, setting an out-of-office notification will prevent case assigners from assigning an eConsult to you during your absence. It will also alert clinicians searching through the Specific Provider or Group option, that you are away. Your name will appear in red in the search box alongside your return-to-office date. 

Set Your Priority Regions after the Upgrade

Physicians and Nurse Practitioners will input a prioritized list of regions to mirror their typical referral pathways. When using the BASE™ Managed Specialty option, this tool will facilitate your eConsults being sent to local specialty groups first, when available, and thus support regional communities of practice.

The South East region is proud to offer regional BASE™ managed specialty groups in 100 specialties providing you with timely access to your local specialists.