Legislative Update

Over a year ago, the provincial government introduced two major pieces of legislation. The first was Bill 28 – The Public Services Sustainability Act, which proposed to freeze the wages and pay rates of all public sector workers and physicians. The other was Bill 29 – The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Act, which proposed to […]

Manitoba Schools Science Symposium

This year the Manitoba Schools Science Symposium (MSSS) had 330 students present their projects to over 150 judges from industry and academia. In addition the students had the opportunity to participate in interactive science activities on the University of Manitoba campus. Doctors Manitoba was again proud to provide bronze, silver, and gold medals to the […]

Resident Appreciation Reception

When the news was delivered to PARIM late in 2017 that the Resident Appreciation Dinner would no longer be supported by the WRHA, Residents were disappointed to see the event discontinued. Thankfully, the medical staff of SBGH, HSC and the University of Manitoba took on organizing a new event, a reception and dinner, hosted at […]

Come for the Science:

An Evening with Dr. Jen Gunter When Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness and lifestyle company, Goop, tells women to carry a jade egg in their vagina for health reasons, Dr. Jen Gunter rolls her eyes. When Paltrow’s company tries to convince you to buy a special blend of coffee to irrigate your colon, Dr. Gunter simply laughs […]

A View of Restructuring from the Inside, Out

Some people may debate the notion that change is good. Almost nobody will dispute that change is hard. We have been hearing from members from Winnipeg and across the province about their concerns and aspirations as the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority continues its process of restructuring. We have received clear signals that our members working […]

A message to CMA Members from the CMA

Our announcement on May 31, 2018 that the CMA is selling MD Financial Management (MD) to Scotiabank has generated a lot of discussion. We’re glad our members are asking good questions and letting us know what they think – we wouldn’t want it any other way. It speaks to your passion and involvement with the […]

Med Student Leadership Selective

Doctors Manitoba made us feel empowered Imagine trying to foster a group of leaders capable of making a difference not just years into the future, but right now. That’s exactly the challenge faced by the Max Rady College of Medicine and Doctors Manitoba. Both organizations committed to enhancing leadership skills within the medical profession, and […]

Doctors Manitoba Insurance Services

Not-for-Profit means more money in your pocket in 2018 The Doctors Manitoba Insurance Services once again delivers solid results for our members. Participants in the Doctors Manitoba Group Disability Plan (underwritten by Manulife Financial) will see lower rates for the 2018-19 policy year. The refund will be 10%, up from 5% from the previous policy […]

Coping with the stress of medical practice

What to do if you’re notified of a College complaint Originally published March 2018 At the end of a busy day, a physician sits down to read her mail. One letter is from her regulatory authority (College). Intrigued, but confident she is in good standing with the College, she opens it. She is surprised by […]

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