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Indigenous Health in Medical Education

Posted on 22 October 2015

As a Métis medical student, Indigenous health is a topic close to my heart. Indigenous populations of Canada (which includes First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples) have unique health barriers and concerns largely based on historical, geographical and social factors. In order to address the specific health needs of Indigenous peoples, many medical schools have […] Continue Reading

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Procrastination Compilation

Untranslatable Words

Posted on 19 October 2015

Welcome to my first post for the Procrastination Compilation, which is intended to entertain you, the reader, and me, the sleepy clerk, as we all learn about things that have little or nothing to do with medicine. My first post is about untranslatable words- ideas condensed into a single word that has no single equivalent […] Continue Reading

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The Osler Files

The Osler Society’s First Meeting & My History Project for the Year

Posted on 15 October 2015

The Osler Society (Schulich’s History of Medicine Interest group) had our first meeting of the year recently. This is my second year as a member and the meeting was conducted in a very similar manner to last year’s gathering. As was done last year, we discussed the first chapter of Dr. Jacalyn Duffin’s History of Medicine: […] Continue Reading

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Family Medicine & Public Health Around the World: What can we learn from Iran’s behvarzans?

Posted on 15 October 2015

Family doctors are keen on giving the best care to their patients. Public health is keen on maximizing the health of the population. Here in Canada, public health can sometimes seem like a separate entity from family medicine. Patients will tell you that public health tells us to immunize our children, breastfeed our babies, and […] Continue Reading

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The Good Doctor

The Fiddler and the Fire: The Decline and Fall of The Health Care System

Posted on 15 October 2015

The Ancient Roman Empire did not fall in a day. And it certainly didn’t fall because barbarians were knocking at the gate. The decline and fall took hundreds of years while ignorance, apathy and conceit ate away at the soul of empire. Rome rotted from within. The Canadian health care system is critically ill. We […] Continue Reading

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Learning from Hippocrates

Physician Character and Integrity

Posted on 16 August 2015

Our last post discussed the significance of the oath in Hippocratic medicine and the importance of governing deities to ensure its terms were held.  While colleges serve a similar role in today’s world, the question remains: what if physicians can get away with things without the college noticing? This is where the content of the […] Continue Reading

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