May 21, 2020
Medical students say, "Thanks!"

The TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Medical Student Bursaries help to reduce financial pressure from escalating medical school tuition fees. This is so that every qualified student can afford to attend medical school. Since 2001 the program has awarded $1,845,000.
This year we were fortunate to administer $1,500 bursaries to each 90 well-deserving medical students, and they want to express their gratitude to you!
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The bursary program is made possible through a substantial donation by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and generous physician members, as well as the raised funds from the Annual North/South Doctors' Golf Tournament, which the AMA co-hosts with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta and Canadian Medical Foundation each summer. The 2020 tournament was cancelled due to the pandemic.

AMA staff announcement: Dr. Lyle Mittelsteadt is retiring

Dr. Lyle Mittelsteadt, Assistant Executive Director, Professional Affairs, will be retiring from the AMA effective August 31, 2020.
Dr. Mittelsteadt joined the AMA in 2006, following a successful medical practice of over 30 years mostly in Fort Saskatchewan. His involvement with organized medicine goes back to that time, having served for six years on the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta Council, which included serving as CPSA Council president in 2000-2001.
Dr. Mittelsteadt has made many contributions during his time at the AMA as a member of the Senior Management Team. Based on his extensive experience, he has been a great help in identifying opportunities and helping to deal with challenges faced by the organization and members. He and his staff have been great advocates for ensuring that the aspects of the AMA’s Mission related to medical professionalism remain strong.
Congratulations, Dr. Mittelsteadt, on your well-earned retirement.

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Another way to “hear” the news

Don’t have a lot of time these days to pore over email? Listen to the One Nail at a Time (Patient’s Medical Home) podcast where this week physicians, both primary and specialty, share three short, but amazing stories of the impact of patient care continuity from their participation in the Community Information Integration/Central Patient Attachment Registry. This is a two-part episode. Listen to part one with Dr. Heidi Fell along with other episodes on the Accelerating Change Transformation Team website or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.
Did you know? You can also ask your smart speaker (e.g., Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc.) to play the One Nail at a Time podcast. Try it!
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Students: Have you travelled to complete an elective?
We want to help you with your expenses! The ADIUM Student Elective Travel Grant is now accepting applications for the 2020 grant.
The grant helps AMA medical student members defray the high costs of necessary travel to complete electives, whether within Alberta, across Canada or internationally.
Learn more and apply

Survey Corner

Health care partners and other organizations often seek physician feedback through surveys. This month, the following is available for your consideration:
Evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care workforce
Research study conducted by the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine.
In many countries, health care workers are being impacted by the pandemic in terms of their work and personal responsibilities, which may differ depending on a person’s identity, roles and relationships. The study hopes to explore the impact and identify learning areas to better inform pandemic health care workforce planning in the future.
Editor's note: "Survey Corner" presents survey requests received and reviewed by the AMA, that may be of interest to our members. We will publish new opportunities as we receive them.
Send us your survey for consideration
Your colleagues make a difference
We recently profiled medical students in Alberta Doctors' Digest:
Students for Health Innovation and Education (SHINE) is a medical student-led, project-based initiative at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, where teams work with local under-served communities.

MD Scope Classifieds
In the May 21, 2020 MD Scope Classifieds you'll find listings for:
Physicians wanted
- Space available
- For sale
- Services
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