Academic Support


At Resident Affairs, we understand how wellness issues can impact academic performance as well as the toll academic issues can take on a resident’s confidence and sense of well-being. We offer support to residents experiencing academic difficulty particularly if they are on formal or informal educational learning plans.  

Areas of academic support we can assist with may include: 

  • Illness leave and accommodation
  • Academic performance issues
  • Professionalism concerns
  • Mistreatment


Accommodations

We provide advice and help accommodate the needs of residents with special or extenuating circumstances. Our aim is to ensure postgraduate learners are well supported and able to perform to the best of their abilities.


Mistreatment

Residents experiencing mistreatment in the workplace are encouraged to contact us for confidential support and advocacy. If residents feel they have been sexually harassed or harassed/discriminated against on the basis of a protected characteristic under the Human Rights Act, they may also want to contact the Dalhousie Office of Human Rights, Equity and Harassment Prevention at: 902-494-6672 or at hrehp@dal.ca


Professionalism 

CanMEDS 2015 defines the role of the “medical professional” as “a commitment to the health and well-being of individual patients and society through ethical practice, high personal standards of behaviour, commitment to the profession, profession-led regulation, and maintenance of personal health”. Resident Affairs can provide advice and guidance to residents around issues of medical professionalism.

Resources

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

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