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Oncologist in the Hot Seat

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We have been featuring esteemed oncologists across Canada since 2013. From New Brunswick, we are very pleased to introduce Dr. Margot Burnell.

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Mentor of the Month

Medical Student Katrina Sajewycz Nomination Statement:
As a young and impressionable first year medical student in in Dr. Josée-Lyne Ethier’s Clinical Skills group, I grew to know Dr. Ethier as both a teacher and a mentor. Her passion for teaching was obvious to anyone who watched her students’ progression throughout the semester. Not only did she teach basic concepts with clarity, she ensured that all her students understood exactly why they were performing each skill. Making sure to always take the time to understand the justification for my actions, rather than coasting by using rote memorization, is a skill that I will apply to all aspects of my learning.

I greatly appreciate the time Dr. Ethier spent each week inspiring and motivating us to be better clinicians. She supported my learning greatly, and fostered an environment where I felt safe to try new skills and occasionally make mistakes. I will remember that wisdom far longer than the names of the maneuvers Dr. Ethier taught me!

Dr. Josée-Lyne Ethier

Dr. Josée-Lyne Ethier is a Medical Oncologist at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre in Kingston, Ontario and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology at Queen’s University.

Dr. Ethier completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Ottawa. She then continued her training in Medical Oncology at the University of Toronto, as well as a Master’s of Science (MSc) in Clinical Epidemiology and Healthcare Research. She is a Clinical Research Fellow at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

July’s Feature Article

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Our favorite excerpt: "Since social media are available 24/7, women can connect at their convenience… and many groups that have formed online have later convened in person at medical conferences to support members’ professional development… Beyond the small group of people who discuss a particular topic on social media, there is usually a much larger group “listening in.” In this case, the listeners may be trainees, who can thereby gain early insights about problems encountered by women in medicine, or they may be leaders or researchers whose work can be informed by the online discussions… Advocacy stemming from virtual interactions has similarly begun to make its mark; for example, a conversation about greater inclusion of female speakers that began with tweets from the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiology has led to grassroots efforts to make representation at future meetings more equitable."

Upcoming Events

Federation of Medical Women of Canada AGM
Toronto, ON
September 21st-23rd, 2018

Make sure to follow @WomenInMedicineChat on twitter for live discussions among physicians from across the globe on issues women in medicine face.

Sundays @ 9pm EST

Podcast Recommendation

My First Cadaver: My First Darling Honey Sweetheart

Guest doctors help to deconstruct – if not solve- some of the more challenging quandaries regularly presented to women in medicine, questions to which no one seems to have the answers.

As networking and mentorship are invaluable to medicine and advancements in the field of oncology, All in Cancer (AlinC) and Women in Cancer (WinC) were developed to improve mentorship connections, provide leadership skills resources, and improve collaboration amongst oncologists through a secure online networking platform.

Join the discussion on the AlinC or WinC Discussion Forum today.

Encourage your colleagues to join the largest online networking forum for medical, radiation, surgical, and hematological oncologists and trainees in Canada.

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Happy networking!

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