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  • On overcoming imposter syndrome: A personal take

    On overcoming imposter syndrome: A personal take

    Being a leader can be tough at the best of times. When faced with discrimination as the only black medical student in her class, Chika Stacy Oriuwa stood up and made her voice louder.

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  • To de-stress or distress: making well-being a priority in med school

    To de-stress or distress: making well-being a priority in med school

    It’s never too early to focus on burnout prevention. Medical students experience many challenges that can threaten their mental health, impact their studies and affect their future careers.

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  • Burnout triggers: What’s outside, what’s inside and what’s unavoidable?

    Burnout triggers: What’s outside, what’s inside and what’s unavoidable?

    It's not the destination you thought you were headed for: so drained by the drive to learn, to qualify, to deliver care, you can’t summon up a drop of emotional energy. This is burnout.

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  • How to prepare for your CaRMS interviews

    How to prepare for your CaRMS interviews

    It’s nearly CaRMS interview season―are you prepared? Surgery resident Dr. Alex Trevatt shares some helpful tips to get you started.

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  • Best of 2019: Most read Boldly articles

    Best of 2019: Most read Boldly articles

    With the end of 2019 right around the corner, we spent some time looking back on content that mattered to you.

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  • Convergence: how three technologies inspired one solution to help surgeons

    Convergence: how three technologies inspired one solution to help surgeons

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  • How can digital technology improve patient safety?

    How can digital technology improve patient safety?

    Dr. Nada Gawad shares her inspiration for the app, the value of teamwork in turning her vision into reality and tackling some obstacles in innovation.

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  • Do you know the difference between empathy and sympathy?

    Do you know the difference between empathy and sympathy?

    These two concepts are often confused. Dr. Nicole Audet, author of The Magic of Empathy, explains: while sympathy provides solace, empathy allows us to grow.

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  • Teamwork: that’s the ticket to hatching patient-centered design

    Teamwork: that’s the ticket to hatching patient-centered design

    Lewis shares the story behind Flutter Wear from her original idea to flying to Hatching Health to find a team and how she hopes to continue developing the tool to support expectant mothers.

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  • Social determinants of health: the key to unlocking a healthier population?

    Social determinants of health: the key to unlocking a healthier population?

    Dr. Latif Murji discusses his perspective on the social determinants of health (SDOH) and how it was transformed by a simulation event he did in medical school.

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  • Ask a Librarian: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

    Ask a Librarian: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is very common―it’s estimated more than 75% of sexually active men and women will be affected in their lifetime. Joule's librarians share clinical resources on the topic.

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  • Engineering solutions to clinical challenges

    Engineering solutions to clinical challenges

    Eric Zhao is using his unique background in engineering and medicine to bring on big changes to the clinical practice. Like any big change, it’s an uphill battle.

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  • From prototype to puzzle piece

    From prototype to puzzle piece

    Heart failure―there is no cure, and many patients who require advanced treatment options simply lack access. One medical student knew there was a better way, so he 3D printed a solution.

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  • Ask a Librarian: suicide prevention and depression

    Ask a Librarian: suicide prevention and depression

    Approximately 10 Canadians die by suicide every day. Suicide is currently ranked as the 9th leading cause of death. Joule's librarians share a selection of clinical resources on the topics.

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  • Mentors are like hidden treasure — hard to find, but life changing

    Mentors are like hidden treasure — hard to find, but life changing

    Sometimes the mentor you want isn't the mentor that you need.

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  • Wise experts know they don’t know everything — and they’re willing to talk about it

    Wise experts know they don’t know everything — and they’re willing to talk about it

    Research shows that teamwork is one of those rare situations where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. At least, it can be.

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  • Frustrated by poor quality referrals? An easy-to-use solution is spreading

    Frustrated by poor quality referrals? An easy-to-use solution is spreading

    When it comes to poor quality referrals, doctors and their patients lose out. Just one piece of missing information when referring a patient to another doctor can delay their access to care.

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  • Meet emerging physician innovators Charles Choi and Eric Zhao2:51

    Meet emerging physician innovators Charles Choi and Eric Zhao

    In 2018, both Charles Choi and Eric Zhao received $5,000 Joule Innovation grants in the student category for their respective initiatives.

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  • Three skills doctors need today

    Three skills doctors need today

    The ability to coach, communicate and collaborate well with team members can actually make a life-or-death difference for a patient. So why don’t we teach them to physicians?

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  • The era of exponential improvement in healthcare?

    The era of exponential improvement in healthcare?

    (via McKinsey)

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