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Postgraduate Medical Education

Key Wellness Resources

Do you have concerns regarding yours or someone’s well-being? Have you noticed a learner experiencing clinical or academic difficulty? Have you or someone you know experienced mistreatment or harassment? Are you unsure what learner supports are available?

Please review the attached chart, listing plenty of information on mental health resources.

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Academic Accommodations Learn More

  • Assistance with applying for short or long-term accommodation
  • Accommodations Resources

Academic Difficulty Learn More

  • Support and Resources for trainees who experience academic difficulty in residency
  • Resources for trainees who have been unsuccessful in completing MCCQE1

Fatigue Risk Management and McMaster Taxi Program Learn More

  • A collection of resources to help mitigate fatigue.

Health and Mental Health Services Learn More

  • Physical and Mental Health Contact lists
  • Resources to promote wellness in residency

Learner Mistreatment Learn More

  • Office of Learning Environment & Mistreatment
  • Reporting process for trainees who have experienced or witnessed mistreatment
  • Supports and contacts

Supports and Resources for Well-being in Training Learn More

  • Explore the comprehensive list of resources to encourage self-care and preservation throughout residency

Trainees with Dis/abilities Learn More

  • Resources and supports for trainees with a disability

Professional Organizations

  • Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) is the official representative voice for Ontario’s doctors in training, with the mandate of advocating on behalf of its members and optimizing the training and working experience of trainees. 24/7 confidential helpline: 1-866-HELP-DOC (1-866-435-7362) for emergency or urgent matters, as well as for referral to resources on a variety of issues. Resource to note:
  • OMA Physician Health Program (OMA-PHP) provides confidential advice, preliminary assessment, intervention coordination, and referral for counselling and clinical services to trainees and their family members. They will assist with issues such as stress, burnout, marital and family issues, substance abuse or dependency, conduct or behavioural problems, sexual boundary issues, gambling, and mental health. Confidential helpline (M-F 8:45am-5:00pm): 1-800-851-6606. Resource to note: