Grant Helps Find Solutions for Admin Burden

We are pleased to announce that Doctors Manitoba is receiving a grant to help reduce your administrative burdens through the Health Care Unburdened Grant program, a $10-million grant program from The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), MD Financial Management Inc. and Scotiabank. The grant to Doctors Manitoba will support our two-year initiative to save physicians’ time by simplifying, standardizing or eliminating sick notes and third-party requests for medical certification.Read more about the grant here.

Recruiting Project Lead. We just posted a job for a Project Lead to guide our work on reducing administrative burden, including on the sick notes and third-party requests project. See the posting here, and share it with any capable leaders you know!

Last Chance for Early Bird Golf Pricing

Here’s a fun way for members to get moving while also supporting our Getting Healthy public awareness initiative. Register today for the 2nd Annual Doctors Manitoba Getting Healthy Golf Tournament planned for Tuesday, September 3 at Southwood Golf & Country Club. 

Hurry — early bird pricing ends June 26!

The format is friendly for less-experienced golfers, with a shotgun start and best-ball scramble, while more experienced golfers will enjoy the challenge of a premier championship course.

All proceeds will go to support our Getting Healthy public awareness initiative. 

Presented by MD Financial and Scotiabank with support from Bokhaut CPA.
Find out more and register at doc​tors​man​i​to​ba​.ca/​g​olf24

Take Part in Indigenous Peoples Day

Tomorrow (Friday) is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to recognize and celebrate the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit across Canada. It coincides with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, an important day in many Indigenous communities. Take part by attending a community event, supporting Indigenous art, music and dance, and by learning more about Canada’s Indigenous communities. We’ve created a calendar of events!

Reflecting on the Carberry Bus Crash One Year On

This past weekend marked one year since a bus crash near Carberry resulted in the loss of 17 lives, and the injury of eight others. This story from CBC shares the perspective of Dr. Adrian Fung, chief medical officer for Prairie Mountain Health, on the incident. It also shares reflections from others who had a role in responding, including doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists that formed five trauma teams to treat the injured. 

We want to share a reminder of our Doc360 Physician Health supports. If you or a colleague is in need of support, please review our Doc360 resources or contact Physicians At Risk directly at 2042378320.

New Community for those with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions

There’s a new space for physicians, residents and medical students with disabilities and chronic conditions looking to find a supportive community of peers and colleagues: the Physician Health Inclusion space on CMA Community. 

As a closed group for physicians, residents and medical students with disabilities and chronic conditions, this space is intended to give this community of practice a platform to come together and share, support and accelerate improvements on disability inclusion in the medical workplace. This community was created and is managed by peers, trying to make the health workspace more accessible, one issue at a time. 

If you or anyone you know is interested in joining, click here to log in to CMA Community and request to join the Physician Health Inclusion community. Please note that you will be asked to confirm that you yourself are a physician, resident or medical student living with a disability or chronic condition in order to join the community. There is no need to disclose your diagnosis. Your disclosure will only be seen by the moderator granting you access to the group. 

Join the Physician Health Inclusion community today You don’t have to be a CMA member to join! To join the CMA Community, you’ll need to log into your CMA account. For detailed log-in instructions,please click here.

MAiD Learning Opportunity

Sign up today for the MAiD Assessments CME session (from the National CAMAP Curriculum) taking place October 19. There will be a maximum of 30 spots. There will be required pre-learning prior to this virtual session. You will get CME credits for both the October 19th session and the pre-learning modules.

Doctors in CBC Future 40

Two doctors are recognized among the community-minded Manitobans giving back to make the province better for future generations.

From the profiles at CBC Manitoba:

Dr. Kristjan Thompson, 38, is an emergency medicine specialist who frequently spoke up on behalf of his burnt-out colleagues at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling for more resources for front-line staff and warning of the risks an overburdened system created for patient welfare. The St. Boniface Hospital ER doctor did that from his post as president and chair of Doctors Manitoba, then the youngest head of the physician advocacy organization in its 115-year history.

Dr. Annie Drapeau is a Francophone transplant from the East Coast who brought her expertise as a pediatric neurosurgeon to Manitoba a couple of years ago and is helping make an otherwise daunting experience for kids and families a little more bearable.

Reminder: Get the Latest with New DRMB Social Media

We recently made changes to our social media accounts, and invite you to give us a follow! Instagram:


X (formerly Twitter):

LinkedIn: @DoctorsManitoba for member updates

YouTube: @DoctorsManitoba for a mix of member and public updates

Pride Month Continues

Pride Lunch & Learn Events

The Rainbow Resource Centre is offering Lunch & Learn virtual events throughout June. Subjects include Allyship 101, Queer History in Manitoba, The Stonewall Uprising & Modern-Day Pride Movements, and Dispelling & Challenging Anti-2SLGBTQ+ Stereotypes. Learn more here.

Career Opportunities

The University of Manitoba (UM) invites applications for a part-time (0.4 EFT, 16 hours/​week) International Medical Graduate Training Program Director for a 2‑year term, within the International Medical Graduate (IMG) Program in the Department of Family Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. The expected salary for this position is $72,424.69. Read more.

Fee-for-service Billings Audits

The audit unit in the Department of Finance (CCU) continues to send audit letters to physicians for fee-for-service billings.

Doctors Manitoba will assist you in responding to audits, including taking disputes to arbitration if necessary. It is helpful for us to learn about new audits, so we can track where the CCU is prioritizing its time and energy.

You can find more information about the audit process at https://​doc​tors​man​i​to​ba​.ca/man….

If you receive an audit letter, or have any questions, please contact General Counsel Andrew Swan at aswan@​doctorsmanitoba.​ca.

Upcoming Events

You can always review upcoming events on our events calendar page.

CANPAD CME Conference and Family Event
The annual CANPAD Annual Continuing Medical Education Conference and Family event August 1 – 5 at the Fort Garry Hotel Spa And Conference Centre goes beyond the education sessions, including activities and programs tailored to all ages. Youth activities include movie nights, speakers, and volunteer opportunities. Events also include a ladies night, financial talks, family day at the zoo, picnic and gala night. Established in 2001, CANPAD has been at the forefront of advocating for the interests of Nigerian physicians and dentists across Canada. Register now.