I have been interested in CMPA council for many years, having attended the CMPA Annual General Meeting each year since 2013. The draw to these meetings stems from my personal resonance with fairness, equity, clinical excellence, communication, leadership and safe medical care. Having participated in these meetings, I am aware that the CMPA keenly believes in these principles as well.
I completed a Master of Science in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, a Master Certificate in Physician Leadership, Patient Safety Officer Training, and many courses on communication, governance, harm investigation and risk mitigation. As a woman who understands health systems, quality, safety, and leadership (both the joys and the challenges), I would like to put my experience to work for the CMPA.
My background on many different provincial committees includes outreach to physicians (women in particular), developing opportunities to engage with all physicians to ascertain member needs and expectations around member services, assisting with knowledge translation for evolving medical/clinical issues, supporting efforts for physician health, and educating medical trainees. These experiences translate into a diverse and well-rounded perspective suited to a skills-based council which supports professional integrity and safe medical care.
I bring to this role an accumulation of wide-ranging knowledge and skills, a willingness to listen and engage with members, an understanding of good governance, a passion for safe, dignified medical care, and a joyful appreciation for collaboration and teamwork.
If elected, I will continue to bolster our profession’s integrity by working with council to promote strategies which engage in health system partnerships aligning with the CMPA’s mission and vision. Furthermore, the mission and vision of protecting our professional integrity, promoting safe medical care and ensuring that the CMPA continues to be an essential part of the Canadian health care system is best achieved with multi-system collaboration and commitment to purpose. To that end, I will continue to support initiatives involving national engagement around clinical excellence, communication, harm reduction practices, physician wellness, and an effective and compassionate physician/CMPA interface.
Thank you for your support,
BScN, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MScQIPS
Halton Healthcare Services
Past Lead, Surgical Assisting Service
Department of Family Medicine, Surgical Assistant
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
University of Toronto
Department of Family Medicine, Lecturer (Adjunct)
Federation of Medical Women of Canada
President Elect (2019), Chair of Scientific Assembly Committee
National Surgical Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Working Group
Halton Healthcare Services, Member
Ontario Medical Association
Co-chair, Outreach to Women Physician Committee
Member Services Committee, Member
Delegate and Executive Member: Section on General and Family Practice, Committee
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Patient Safety Officer
Halton Healthcare Services
Surgical Quality Care Committee Member
Secretary Treasurer, Professional Staff Association
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
Official Ontario Delegage to CMA General meeting
Canadian Medical Association—Committee on Medical Education and Professional Development
Representative from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada
Canadian Medical Association — Specialist Forum - Federation of Medical Women of Canada
Canadian College of Family Practitioners
Evaluator, Fellowship designation
Canadian Society of Physician Leaders