Happy summer to everyone. I hope you all have time to rest, relax and enjoy this beautiful weather and recharge your batteries a bit! As hard working family doctors in the Department of Family Medicine, you deserve it.
As I take on this new role as Interim Chair of the Department of Family medicine, I reflect on the great privilege it is to be a family doctor in Canada and am honoured to be taking on the challenges of leading the Faculty of Medicine's largest clinical department. As family doctors, we can have a tremendous impact by caring, curing and connecting with our patients, their families, and the community.
To sustain this type of work and be effective clinicians, teachers and researchers in family medicine we must remember to embrace the joy in our work and look for ways to continuously 'recharge our batteries'.
I look forward to partnering with you on 'bringing joy to work' and recognizing the value of our work as family doctors in our community.
Kind regards from a proud member of the uOttawa Department of Family Medicine,