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This month’s DFM Monitor includes highlights from both education and research that touch on the key priority of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity, and Accessibility (EDIIA). Queen’s Family Medicine, Queen’s Health Sciences, and Queen’s University all include EDIIA as a priority in their strategic plan.

Inside "The Green Room"

I want to take some time to talk about the many opportunities for innovation in education coming our way, and some of the challenges they may pose.

Inside "The Green Room"

The war in Ukraine has now been raging for over a month, with massive displacements of civilians and substantial conflict and bombardment of cities and towns. Across Canada and here locally, medical organizations ranging from large national coalitions like the Canadian Medical Forum (which includes our own national college) to our local hospital medical advisory committees and SEAMO have come forward to call for an end to the war.

Inside "The Green Room"

I am sitting writing this after the events of this morning have overshadowed the reflections I had prepared earlier. After viewing Dr. Aisha Lofters’ opening keynote for Primary Care Research Day 2022, I glanced at the news to find that open, large-scale war returned to Europe today for the first time since the Second World War.

Inside "The Green Room"

As we enter a new year, there is renewed attention on the critical importance of access to comprehensive team-based primary care for all. The critical health human resource shortages that cross disciplines and involve family physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals have been brought to the forefront during this most recent Omicron-driven wave of COVID-19. In every profession, there is more demand for health-care workers than there are people to respond.

Inside "The Green Room"

I would like to take this month’s blog to reflect a little on the importance of research in family medicine. This issue of The DFM Monitor highlights a number of examples of how we are achieving several of the objectives in our strategic plan through research and scholarship.

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