VCH COVID-19 Slack Channel : In collaboration with VCH, VPSA has launched VCH COVID-19 Physician Communication on Slack, an instant messaging platform. The Slack platform is being made available to all VCH medical staff with the purpose of providing physicians a dedicated space to have the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, ask questions, generate discussions, and to support one another. This channel will be expanded to PHC and PHSA shortly and PHSA members will be contacted by support staff when this occurs. Those with VCH email address can sign up by following the instructions in this VCH Slack info guide.
PHSA COVID-19 Page : Latest COVID-19 updates and staff resources. Links to upcoming PHSA’s COVID-19 town halls, as well as recordings of previous ones can be found here.
Physician Health Program : The Physician Health Program of British Columbia is designed to support and advocate for BC physicians, resident doctors, and medical students, as well as their partners and dependent children. They help with a wide range of physical, mental, and relationship challenges. PHP 24-hour helpline: 1-800-663-6729
Canadian Society of Physician Leaders Resilience Strategies : Strategies to increase and maintain our personal resilience from the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders written by Dr. Mamta Gautam
March 16th, 2020
In light of recent news and the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID-19, the MSA has made several decisions in order to help ensure the safety of our colleagues and patients.
- Due to infection control concerns shared food and snacks supplied in the MSA lounge will be temporarily halted until further notice.
- The application deadline for 2020 MASES FEI funding has been moved from Friday March 20, 2020 to Friday May 15, 2020.
Please do not hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org at anytime if you have questions, concerns, or require support of any kind.