What is Well Doc Alberta?
Physician wellness is an important responsibility shared by individual physicians, the medical profession, and healthcare systems. Well Doc Alberta is an initiative aimed at advancing a collaborative, co-operative, pan-provincial approach to physician wellness. Our work, focused on education and prevention, is supported by the science of physician wellness and driven by need. We work with physicians at the grassroots level and with leadership to grow capacity, empower change, shift culture, and achieve our vision of “Shaping the future of physician wellness, together.”
Our team supports participating collaborators, including physicians and professionals trained in other disciplines, to develop and deliver education resources, and works with our Stakeholder Panel to advance physician wellness across the province.
How Will Well Doc Alberta Achieve Its Goals?
While many great physician wellness resources already exist across the province, there is still an immense demand for advice and evidence-based education resources delivered by content experts. This demand cannot be met by a single individual or group. Well Doc Alberta aims to help fill this gap by providing a forum for collaboration, consolidating resources, facilitating broader access to resources, and developing new resources around physician wellness for all career stages and physician demographics.
What Does Well Doc Alberta Offer?
We provide consultation around how to advance physician wellness, collaboratively develop and update evidence-based resources tailored to each audience, provide content delivery by trained experts, and utilize a train-the-trainer model to increase capacity for resource delivery.
Our funding—provided through the combined support of the Canadian Medical Association, Scotiabank, and MD Financial Management—does not include monies for research projects, interventions, or event sponsorship (with the exception of our annual Symposium).
1. To create a forum for those involved in physician wellness to collaborate, enhance expertise, and augment resources
2. To connect relevant people, programs, and organizations at the provincial and national levels
3. To advance a provincial approach to physician wellness across all career stages
4. To grow the culture of physician wellness as integral to professionalism and excellence in patient care
5. To endorse both individual and systems-level approaches as vital to physician wellness
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