Dr. Fourie Smith

President’s Message

As our pilot project to launch evidence-based physician health and wellness programs in Manitoba gets off the ground, I am truly optimistic about the strides we are making to combat physician burnout. The loss of joy in the workplace and the erosion of overall physician wellness is an occupational hazard we are no longer willing […]

CEO’s Message

Winston Churchill once suggested “however beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results,” and I agree with him on this matter wholeheartedly. As we find ourselves already quite deep in the re-imagination of the strategic direction for Doctors Manitoba, I am keenly focused on taking stock of the successes and challenges of the […]

Breaking down barriers

Black medical students and residents inspire next generation of physicians at the Black Health Symposium Written by Robin Summerfield Dr. Biniam Kidane stands at the lectern in a theatre inside Max Rady College of Medicine at the Health Sciences Centre. The thoracic surgeon is speaking to about 100 undergraduate university students and high school students […]

Manitoba Schools Science Symposium

Over 400 grade 4 to 12 students attended the 48th annual Manitoba Schools Science Symposium (MSSS) at the Max Bell Centre on the University of Manitoba campus from Friday, April 26th to Sunday, April 28th, 2019. On Friday, the students participated in interactive and hands-on science activities designed to stimulate their interest in Science, Technology, […]

Dr. Fourie Smith

President’s Message

Dr. Fourie Smith I am honoured to be the new President of Doctors Manitoba and to be working on your behalf over   the next year. As we move forward together, I would like to focus on the qualities that I feel are befitting of both physicians and their medical association: compassion, competence, commitment and courage. […]

Gala Extravaganza

Doctors Manitoba celebrates in style at new and improved annual party at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Written by Robin Summerfield View more photos of the Gala here. It was clear that this was no ordinary affair. A group of women, scattered at tables throughout the ballroom, wore brightly coloured feather fascinators in their […]

A Prescription for Prevention

Exercise prescription the solution for the prevention of chronic diseases, says family physician, sports medicine physician and exercise physiologist Dr. Stephane Lenoski Written by Robin Summerfeld Dr. Stephane Lenoski comes to the final slide of his presentation. He has been speaking to a room full of delegates, including experts from the United Nations, at the […]

Shared accountability

Reframing disclosure as a team function To blame is human. When things don’t go as expected and a patient experiences harm from healthcare or the progression of their disease, uncertainty, personal biases, and the fear of repercussions can make it difficult for team members to share accountability and handle the situation effectively. Concerns surrounding blame […]

Get Connected in Care

Explore the future of health at this year’s CMA Health Summit. Dr. Gigi Osler, President Canadian Medical Association As part of the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) commitment to building more connections with its members, it’s fitting that the theme of this year’s CMA Health Summit is “Connected in Care.” Through panels, keynotes and policy discussions, […]

CEO’s Message

Theresa Oswald We’ve been busy here at Doctors Manitoba. As we move forward on a dual track of preparing for arbitration while negotiating our Master Agreement, our focus continues to be maintaining unity within the profession. To that end, I want to send my sincere gratitude to all physicians and families who attended our Annual […]


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