Programs and Events

Mentorship Program

Our formal DOM-wide mentorship program is focused on the needs of early career faculty (within 5 years of appointment). Our program uses a tailored mentorship software tool (Mentoring Resources TM) to facilitate matching of mentees with mentors, provide access to mentoring materials, surveys, goal setting tools and scheduling applications. The program was launched in Spring 2021, and now includes 80+ faculty who complete the active program over 12 months and then continue their informal partnerships for as long as mutually beneficial. Mentors complete a 1.5-hour training and orientation session prior to signing on as mentors. All mentees are invited to participate upon recruitment. From June 1, 2023 to June 1, 2024, the program is accredited for up to 17 hours of Section 3 RCPSC credits for mentees (14 hours) and mentors (17 hours).

We are recruiting more mentors! Please email natalie.dayan [at] mcgill.ca or giorgina.ciavarella [at] mcgill.ca and we will get back to you with upcoming orientation dates!


Schwartz Centre Rounds

The McGill DOM is proud to report that we are officially a Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare member. Schwartz Rounds are Grand Rounds style events that focus on a case or a theme related to the emotional impact of patient care that team members experience. A multidisciplinary panel facilitates a discussion enabling participants to share their experiences, and then respond to comments from the audience. It is a great way to reflect on subjects that may not be typically discussed in a group forum.

Schwartz Centre Rounds 2023-2024 Activity Schedule

October 17, 2023 12:00-1:00 PM

MUHC: The Juggling Act: Managing Our Many Roles

October 21, 2023 2:45-4:15 PM Part of The 5th International Whole Person Care Congress
Topic: “When Everything is NOT Enough.” (Note: registration required)

November 20, 2023

12:30-1:30 PM JGH: Triaging Chaos in the ER: Cultivating Compassion Under Pressure

January 16, 2024

12:00-1:00 PM MUHC: TBD

March 25, 2024

12:30-1:30 PM JGH: TBD

May 16, 2024

8:00-9:00 AM SMH: TBD

CARE Workshop

Offered to all new/incoming faculty within two years of appointment, this half-day workshop allows DOM members to reflect on and share different communication styles, emotional awareness and regulation techniques, and strategies for optimal engagement in the clinical work environment.

Consult the whole person care website for more


McGill-wide Medical Grand Rounds Wellness Presentations

  • Dr. Jill Horton, best-selling author of “We Are All Perfectly Fine” gave the inaugural McGill-wide wellness-themed MGR on March 23, 2022, in which she spoke about the power of telling our stories to transform medical/academic culture. Well over 100 Faculty members attended this session. To watch the recorded presentation click here.
  • Planetary Health
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