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On April 13, 2017, the Government of Canada introduced the Cannabis Act, which aims to legalize recreational cannabis across the country. The Rapid Response Team of OMSA's Political Advocacy Committee has been busy working on advocacy relating to the Cannabis Act.
I recently heard that some animals have this ability to physically shake off stress when they go through a fearful situation. It reminded me firstly of course of the Taylor Swift song “Shake it Off” and then also got me thinking about the role that exercise can play in physically shaking off stress. I think one of the challenges of medical school is that there can be a consistent layer of stress throughout, even when I may not feel particularly stressed I may see physiological manifestations of
We always used the words "I'm so burnt out." No one really defined this for me until one of the speakers at the Wellness Retreat spoke about recognizing physician burnout. For those of you who want a quick summary, here are some resources I found online:
First of all, burnout is chronic and is associated with workplace-related stress
Meet Annie Wang (University of Toronto), our student of the month for April 2017!
OMSA held its first annual Annual General Meeting on May 13th - 14th, 2017. Activities included leadership workshops, case studies, and lectures from physicians.
Meet Rahel Zewude (University of Toronto), our student of the month for March 2017!
I recently learnt that some animals have an innate ability to literally shake off stress when they go through a frightening/stressful experience. This of course reminded me of the Taylor Swift song “Shake it Off” and also got me thinking about how movement and particularly exercise can be used to shake off stress and promote wellness. Here are some great ways I discovered to get moving:
Meet Kaitlyn Hayes (Western University), our student of the month for February 2017!
Meet Kara Nadeau (University of Ottawa), our student of the month for January 2017!