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Medical Education Stories

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Medical Education Stories

Read stories about initiatives in medical education taking place at Canada’s 17 Faculties of Medicine.

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    Le Département de biochimie et médecine moléculaire vient en aide au système de la santé

    Pour donner suite à un appel du gouvernement du Québec, l’équipe du laboratoire d’enseignement du Département de biochimie et médecine moléculaire s’est engagée à aider les hôpitaux en collectant du matériel de protection et en rendant disponibles ses milieux cliniques dans le dépistage du SARS-CoV-2.

    [available in French only]

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    U of T Med Students Make Hundreds of Masks for Hospital Training

    University of Toronto medical students are making hundreds of masks to deliver to Toronto-area hospitals, to help with training health care providers in use of personal protective equipment.

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    Medical students providing support during COVID-19 containment effort

    Medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are rallying to support their local communities and health care colleagues during the COVID-19 containment efforts.

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    Faculty adjusts to COVID-19

    This past week was one of generosity and creativity at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) as its faculty, staff and students adjusted to the changes required to respond to COVID-19. 

    At the same time the Faculty moved its work to more virtual setting working from home and some research projects were suspended, community responses and new COVID-19 research projects were developed. 

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    U of T Experts Launch Quick ICU Training Resource for COVID-19

    Clinicians and researchers at the University of Toronto and partner institutions have created an educational website for non-intensive care clinicians who may have to work in critical care units during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    USask unites: Health science students create task force to help amid COVID-19 pandemic

    College of Medicine students have organized the University of Saskatchewan Public Health Student Task Force. The group is made up of health science students, including medical students and physical therapy students.

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    USask unites: A USask student has launched a website tracking all cases of COVID-19 in Canada

    Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support on another in these uncertain times.

  • Dr. Glen Bandiera
    New Partnership Creates Safe Spaces for U of T Medical Residents and Fellows to Stay During COVID-19 Pandemic

    “The more health care workers we can keep healthy, the better the system can respond.”  

    In a time of pandemic, medical trainees working on the frontlines may need somewhere to stay away from their families, to protect others from exposure to the disease.  

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    Medical and nursing students quickly answer the call for COVID-19 help

    An urgent request went out just before 9:30 p.m. on a Saturday night. At least 20 medical students were needed to volunteer supporting the Provincial Medical Officer of Health with contact tracing — the process of identifying people who may have come into contact with a COVID-19 infected person and collecting further information.

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    Queen's Univ: A team effort to help protect healthcare workers

    A team of Queen’s and Kingston community partners are working together to help provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.