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President’s message

Second Front

If you had asked me when I began my mandate what would be keeping me busy at the Federation at this time of year, I would certainly have responded that it would be the tabling of our detailed demands for our next collective agreement.

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Five-Year Plan 2016–2020

The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) recently announced the deferral of the entire five-year plan for 2016–2020.

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14th Medical Resident Day – Friday, May 22, 2015

The 14th Medical Resident Day will be held Friday, May 22, 2015 from 3:00 to 10:00 pm. On the program are talks in the afternoon, and stand-up dinner, Excelsior Awards presentation and comedy show in the evening. Note that the pager contest is on the program again this year. Mark this date on your calendar right away. You will be receiving more details about the Day in the next few weeks. Confirm your attendance on SurveyMonkey without delay.

Symposium on PREMs in Family Medicine – Friday, May 22, 2015

All R1s in family medicine will be pleased to learn that the FMRQ has decided to stage the two events—Medical Resident Day, and the Symposium on PREMs in Family Medicine—the same day, Friday, May 22, 2015. This clearly facilitates leave requests for the majority of medical residents. The Symposium will be held as usual in the afternoon, and will include an address, and a stand-up dinner with a meeting with representatives of Regional departments of general medicine (DRMGs). FM residents will then be invited to join their colleagues for the 2015 Excelsior Awards presentation and the evening comedy show.

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New FMRQ Policy on the Use of Social Media and Information Technology

On February 6, 2015, the FMRQ adopted a Policy on the Use of Social Media and Information Technology, as a complement to the Strategy on the Use of Social Media, adopted January 9, 2015. The Policy sets out the roles and responsibilities of the FMRQ, as well as of third-party users of the various media (Facebook, Twitter, FMRQ Website) set up to reach our target audiences.

To access the FMRQ’s Facebook account:

To access the FMRQ’s Twitter account:

To access the FMRQ’s Website:

To read the Policy.

Excelsior Awards 2015 - Register right away – Deadline: April 17, 2015, 5 pm

Hurry up and send us your nomination, for yourself or a colleague, for the FMRQ’s 2015 Excelsior Awards. The nomination deadline is April 17, 2015.

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Wellness capsule of the month - Managing perfectionism

If you are a perfectionist looking for ways of reducing the stress that entails, take a look at the following text, which offers some tips in that regard.

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Upcoming Symposiums and Conferences

Inter-hospital Conference (Mental Health)
March 26–27, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Montreal 

Quebec Conference to Defeat Cancer
April 9–10, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Montreal

Association québécoise des médecins du sport
May 30–31, 2015 
Château Mont-Sainte-Anne, Beaupré, Quebec

World Summit/Rural Generalist Medicine
April 9–11, 2015

For further details on the different upcoming activities

Outside Quebec Career Day - Summary

On February 26, 2015, the Federation held its annual Outside Quebec Career Day at the Mount Royal Centre in Montreal.

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EDE course online - April 13, 2015

EDE training will be offered on April 13, 2015 at Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal. You may also access the teaching material online.

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT? Progressive return to residency following extended leave

Progressive return to residency

A number of residents are wondering whether it is possible to return to residency on a progressive basis following extended sick leave. Article 28.15 c. of the collective agreement permits such a return.

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Read Le Médecin du Québec on your computer – March 2015 edition


The Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ) now gives you access to the electronic version of its monthly publication, Le Médecin du Québec.


To access the publication . . . Le médecin du Québec

ALDO Quebec – Calendar for 2015

All medical residents have to take part in an ALDO Quebec training session during their training. Registration must be completed one month prior to the training session.

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