26 minutes | Feb 9, 2021

Bertrand & van Wylick on Community Giving and Preparing Med Students to Better Address the Opioid Crisis

In our first segment of this episode, we are joined by Karen Bertrand, Vice Principal (Advancement) at Queen’s University.  From Bertrand, we learn about the extraordinary $14,000 gift to Food Banks Canada made recently by the Class of 2020.  The donation is part of a new initiative entitled  #180For180 that marks the University’s 180th year. Bertrand also talks about this Queen’s initiative that asks new graduates — and anyone who would like to join them — to turn something 180 degrees for good by volunteering for 180 minutes.

In the second segment of this episode, we chat with Dr. Richard van Wylick, Associate Dean (Professional Development) & Associate Professor General Pediatrics  in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s.  We chat about the collaborative work Dr. Wylick and his teammates in FHS conducted with peers at other medical schools in Canada to develop a critical and innovative new curriculum to be implemented across all medical schools in Canada that will ensure future physicians are better prepared to address the opioid crisis.

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