What to Expect

We encourage physicians, medical students and residents with health conditions to seek medical attention early in order to minimize the impact on their practice.

Physicians deserve the same high level of care and compassion that they provide to their patients. The impact of a physician’s health condition is evaluated in the context of each physician’s individual practice.

We may require additional information from your health providers to ensure that you are managing your health condition and able to provide care safely to your patients. We will seek consent from you to request this information if this is required.

In some circumstances, we may require ongoing monitoring of a health condition to ensure you remain healthy and are able to carry out your duties.

Our aim is to ensure that you have the support you require in order to balance your health needs with your clinical responsibilities.

Physician Health Scenarios

Colleague with Possible Cognitive Impairment

Concern about a Colleague’s Potential Alcohol Abuse

Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

Diagnosed with a blood borne infection

Physicians are affected by the very same conditions as the general population and are entitled to the same high level of care and compassion as their patients.

Frequently Asked Questions