May 18 2017
This past Friday, May 12, 2017, the FMRQ held its yearly Symposium on PREMs in Family Medicine, at Hotel Bonaventure Montreal. Participants attended a presentation by the FMRQ’s family medicine co-ordinator, Geneviève Coiteux, on the procedure for obtaining a position. The presentation was followed by cocktails, when participants met with regional department of general medicine (DRMG) representatives from different regions of Quebec. Aside from the meeting with DRMGs, this Symposium was a chance for R1s in Family Medicine to learn about PREMs and management rules for physician resources in family medicine, and to take advantage of the coming months to prepare for the 2018 PREM application period, which starts October 15, 2017.
April 11 2017
On May 12, 2017, as part of the FMRQ’s Symposium on Managing Stress and Preventing Burnout, Sonia Lupien, a speaker deeply involved in the transfer of scientific knowledge to the general public, will be dispelling some myths about the popular definition of stress, and presenting an overview of the scientific discoveries of the past 30 years in the field of Psychoneuroendocrinology, which studies the mechanisms and effects of stress on physical and mental health. She will also be showing us ways of controlling the stress response through cognitive restructuring and the parasympathetic system so as to better integrate the different, scientifically validated methods that have shown their ability to diminish the stress response and, by extension, the potentially negative impact of stress on physical and mental health.
March 27 2017
Stressed out by your workload, your evaluations, your exams, your call duty, your future PREM/PEM, your family and financial obligations? Relax! We have what you need.
On May 12, 2017, the FMRQ will be holding, as part of Medical Resident Day, a Symposium on Managing stress and Preventing Burnout to identify lasting solutions to be implemented into your workplace that will help you manage stress and prevent burnout.
The Symposium will be held at Bonaventure Montréal Hotel, 900, de la Gauchetière West Street, Montréal. It opens at 9:30. Lunch will be served, and cocktails will follow the symposium.
All medical residents are released from their clinical activities to attend the event with no financial or academic penalty (75%). Call duty service must, however, be provided.
We hope to see you there in large numbers!
February 24 2017
The FMRQ’s Outside Quebec Career Day which took place yesterday at Mount-Royal Center in Montreal was, once again, a success
Close to 350 residents attended and met with the representatives from some 30 establishments from other Canadian provinces and the United States.
January 25 2017
Last Saturday, January 14, FMRQ delegates met for the second time this year, at Montreal’s Centre Mont-Royal. They were able to attend a presentation by Dr Kenneth Harris, Executive Director, Office of Specialty Education and Deputy CEO at the Royal College, on the changes currently under way in medical education, particularly the introduction of the Competence by Design approach. Discussions also covered privacy issues, evaluation of the impact of the tools the Federation uses to communicate, and developments in the negotiations for renewal of our collective agreement, providing the delegates attending with an opportunity to express their dissatisfaction with the Ministry’s response to our demands, and to put forward their views on how to mobilize the membership.
November 24 2016
Discriminatory questions for young physicians as they are being interviewed for a position with regard to their intention to have children
See the FMRQ’s press released sent out this morning
To see the media coverage, see links below
The Montreal Gazette
Quebec medical residents angered by discriminatory questions
Des médecins résidents dénoncent des questions d’entrevue discriminatoires
Les jeunes médecins qui veulent des enfants victimes de discrimination
Discrimination à l’embauche des résidentes
November 11 2016
The Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec is today launching the nomination process for the 2017 Excelsior Awards, to underscore medical residents’ involvement in their workplace and training environment. The jury will give preference to projects that have an impact on nominees’ own community and the medical community, and those offering the prospect of enhancing medical residents’ health and wellness.
November 04 2016
Obtain funding for up to $ 10,000. Submit your research project now to the Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec by email. For more information, consult the document presenting the Process and evaluation criteria. http://fmrq.qc.ca/files/documents/a0/c1/01-2016-11-00-fmrq-comite-de-recherche-sur-la-formation-postdoctorale-promo-va.pdf
October 31 2016
There are many books dealing with psychological distress, anxiety and stress, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ADHD, and self-esteem that help us begin thinking about how to improve our situation. The FMRQ’s Resident Wellness Committee (RWC) has listed a number of them for you. Some are humorous, others practical. We invite you to take a look at this list in the Health and wellness section under Bibliotherapy. Most of these books can be purchased online. Note that comments on English-language books are in English, while on French-language books they are in French.
October 24 2016
On Friday, October 21, 2016, the Federation held its 21st Quebec Career Day, at Montreal’s Palais des congrès convention centre. Some 850 medical residents attended and met with representatives from 100 medical establishments. Quebec Career Day aims at bringing together the upcoming generation of physicians with medical establishments looking for physicians, to foster exchanges between the two groups early in the year, in a single location. Again, this event turned out to be a success on all counts.