Watering CanMEDS flowers

Authors

  • Sarah Voll MD program, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, ON
  • Taufik Valiante Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.36858

Keywords:

medical education, CanMEDS, burnout, professional identity formation, positive psychology

Abstract

We expand on the discourse related to nature surrounding Canadian medical training and the CanMEDS flower. We advance the notion that a major contributor to burnout is the increasing complexity and segregation of not only the medical profession, but society as a whole, leading to choice overload and an overemphasis on complex, data driven, rational decision making. We then propose that the key to watering CanMEDS flowers and preventing physician burnout lies in getting back to the basics of human behaviour.

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Published

2017-07-04

How to Cite

1.
Voll S, Valiante T. Watering CanMEDS flowers. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2017 Jul. 4 [cited 2023 Jan. 28];8(3):e117-118. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/36858

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Section

Canadiana