Physicians and other healthcare workers have played a critical role in the pandemic fight. We have also been disproportionately impacted, as we have been caring for Canadians while also living through it with our loved ones. More than 18 months into the pandemic, having adapted time and again to the changing pandemic conditions, many physicians’ professional lives are getting worse, not better. Many health systems — and the care providers within them — are reaching a breaking point.
The CMA’s 2021 National Physician Health Survey will help us to gain a deeper understanding of the health and wellness of practising physicians, residents and medical students at this critical time. Practising physicians, residents and medical students are invited to participate in the survey.
This is a critical time to understand how the pandemic has affected pre-existing challenges or brought about new ones. By sharing your experiences, you will be supporting the CMA and other stakeholders in identifying the individual and system-level changes needed to better support physicians, create a healthier medical culture and guide our country’s post-pandemic recovery.
The survey closes November 26. It should take less than 20 minutes.