Medical Staff Portal

Physician & Learner Wellness Resources

AMA Physician and Family Support Program (PFSP)
The Physician and Family Support Program (PFSP) provides confidential support and help with personal health issues and enhances the quality of patient care and public safety by promoting health and well-being for the medical profession that cares for all Albertans.  Call 1.877.SOS.4MDS (767.4637) CONFIDENTIAL 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.

ephysician Health
Created by physicians, for physicians and trainees alike, the site contains dozens of modules that cover a wide range of topics including relationship with self, disruptive behaviour and weight/exercise/nutrition. It offers a wealth of additional resources and references.

CMA Physician Health Resources
This site has CMA publications in the field of physician wellness with many external links to relevant websites that cover topics such as career planning, disruptive behaviour, retired physicians and women in medicine.

Physicians inevitably face stressful situations during the course of their careers. They are subjected to the demands of medical practice while navigating an increasingly complex medico-legal environment. The CMPA is committed to learning more about physician stress arising from adverse events and medico-legal issues and in developing ways to help our members deal with stress. The “Sharing experiences” section of their website will allow physicians to benefit from the insights and coping strategies of their colleagues, and to realize that they are not unique or alone when confronted with such problems.

Covenant Health - Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)    (AHS Network access required)  (access Network)
EFAP is a comprehensive, confidential counselling service for Covenant Health physicians, staff and their immediate family members that is offered externally and is facilitated by Homewood Health.

AHS Health & Wellness Resources  (AHS Network access required)
(access Network)

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta - Office of Learner Advocacy & Wellness
The Office of Learner Advocacy & Wellness (LAW) in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta looks after issues pertaining to the health and well-being of learners. The office also advocates on their behalf.

CAIR website
CAIR's Field Guide to Residency includes Learn from the Masters Series (i.e., Ten Strategies for Staying Human During Residency), resources for addressing intimidation and harassment, and Transition into Practice (TiPs) resource.

OMA Physician Health Program
Access urgent resources for physicians in need of help (including confidential help line) and information about services offered to medical trainees and physicians. There is a vast assortment of resources, including podcasts, PowerPoint and articles. 

Physician Litigation Stress Resource Center:
(From the United States.) Provides physicians and other healthcare professionals with resources to understand and cope with the stress created by involvement in a medical-legal action or an adverse outcome that may result in litigation.

Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities:
A support group that facilitates an online social network for physicians living with disabilities.

CanMEDS Physician Health Guide  [PDF] 
A practical Handbook for Physician Health & Wellbeing

Physician Burnout - Resources & Articles: 

Sue's Wellness Newsletters -  - From the Office of Staff Wellbeing, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Edmonton Zone - Dr. Sue Reid