This program assists medical students, residents, physicians and their families struggling with mental, physical, or personal stress. Confidential referral, assessment, intervention and on-going support is available to physicians and their families through the SMA. Consultation and advice are also available to physicians handling difficult interpersonal issues.
If you are in need of assistance or are aware of a struggling colleague, contact Brenda Senger (306-657-4553 or email@example.com), Director of Physician Support Programs, or Jessica Richardson, Clinical Coordinator in Regina (306-359-2750 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
For contact information of Physician Health Program committee members, click here.
If you require immediate medical assistance, visit your local hospital emergency room.
The Medical Benevolent Society, which is managed jointly with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, provides financial assistance to physicians, medical students, their surviving spouses and/or dependent children in need. In addition, it can provide educational scholarships, bursaries or fellowships to medical students and physicians who are Canadian citizens.
The Member Advisory Component (MAC)'s purpose is to:
Provide counsel to SMA members who require assistance in responding to inquiries from, or investigation by, peer review agencies or processes
Assist members under investigation in preparing the best possible responses to inquiries
Make appropriate recommendations when peer investigative procedures are deemed to be unfair or biased
Advise members under peer review when legal counsel is desirable
Provide advice to members who seek assistance in the resolution of conflicts with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, hospitals, RHAs or patients
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