The Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) is a growing membership organization doing impressive ongoing work in Canadian health care, medical education, mentorship, and physician wellness. IPAC welcomes non-Indigenous physicians as Associate Members. I think the greatest benefits of ongoing Associate Membership would be the financial stability and the moral support that non-Indigenous physicians can provide to Indigenous physicians.
For a physician, career dissatisfaction is a tragic outcome. The choices that we make now can have a major impact on whether we will have been satisfied with our career when we retire from medicine. The difference between satisfied and dissatisfied comes down to five major determinants that are modifiable. This blog post briefly reviews the five major determinants. These are the essentials, please review, reflect, and, if needed, take action!!!