Maritime Resident Doctors Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Members
Maritime Resident Doctors is continuing to monitor the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and update our members, as required. Below are some informative links that you may find helpful. For all up-to-date information, as well as information that cannot be housed on a public-facing website, pleased check your email.
(Last updated: Tuesday, March 24. Most recent updates listed in RED)
- As a good first step, CLICK HERE to visit the Dalhousie Coronavirus page, with all of the most recent updates. ALSO, CLICK HERE to visit the Faculty of Medicine Coronavirus page for all the updates directly related to the Faculty of Medicine.
- CLICK HERE to check out a message from Maritime Resident Doctors' President, Dr. Leo Fares.
- As a resident you will fall under the Dalhousie Postgraduate Medicine policy. CLICK HERE to view the policy
- CLICK HERE for information on our Manulife Benefits Plan and Travel Insurance to make sure you are covered.
- As your employer, information from NSHA will continue to be have important updates. CLICK HERE to visit their public-facing physician website, which will continue to be updated with the most pertinent information throughout the situation.
- Exams are stressful enough on their own. Residents Doctors of Canada continues to work with stakeholders for the the Royal College, CFPC, or LMCC exams, in the interests of all residents. They continue to send along updates.
- As far as policy goes, here is a link to the Public Health Agency of Canada's Risk Assessment document for mass gatherings.
- Canada public health has a great little infographic about knowing the difference between self monitoring, self isolation and isolation - a great personal reference as well as a resource for patients. CLICK HERE to check it out.
- Here is a letter sent out from the Office of Resident Affairs concerning accommodations that are available for residents (for example, pregnant, immunocompromised and/or have an underlying cardiopulmonary condition) during the outbreak.
- Medical students at schools across Canada are organizing to provide free childcare, errands, and other volunteer services to healthcare providers (HCPs) in the community while schools are closed. Residents may find themselves on either end of this initiative: wanting volunteer or looking for support
- Maritime Resident Doctors events impacted by COVID-19:
- Weekly Yoga on Tuesday nights , cancelled until further notice
- Fitness Bootcamp on Thursdays and Sundays, cancelled until further notice.
- Curling for Camp Triumph, scheduled for March 28, is cancelled.
- fitness event with Jill Payne, scheduled for March 25, as been postponed. We will inform the membership of a new date ASAP.