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Announcement: Rapid Clinic & MDconsultants

MDconsultants has partnered with physicians from Rapid Clinic to provide virtual specialist appointments. Wait time is usually within 1-2 weeks. Virtual appointments are covered by OHIP/UHIP (except for traveller PCR/antigen tests). For more information, please visit

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MDconsultants Partner Spotlight: Dr. Sameer Masood & his team at UHN launch Emergency Department virtual visits

Originally posted on: University Health Network UHN Emergency Departments (ED) will begin virtual visits on Monday, Dec. 14. Part of a broader Ontario Health initiative for ED Virtual Care, UHN is teaming up with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital – Unity Health Toronto in a six-month pilot project. At UHN, patients will […]

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Military Medicine: Dr. Manveen Puri, MD ’13, PGME ’15

While still enrolled in medical school at U of T, Dr. Manveen Puri decided to enrol in the military. He spoke with the Faculty of Medicine’s Karen Lee about his career in medicine and the military. How did you come to work with the Canadian Armed forces? I grew up in Singapore, where there is mandatory military service. As […]

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Co-Founder Spotlight: Dr. Jiayi Hu

Thank you to the University of Toronto and Faculty of Medicine for featuring one of the MD Consultants co-founders Dr. Jiayi Hu. You can find his flag in King’s College Circle outside of the Medical Sciences Building. Congratulations!           

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MDconsultants Partner Spotlight: Dr. Sameer Masood’s New Healthcare Innovations Developed to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Among the Healthcare Working Community

Dr. Sameer Masood is one of three Partners at MDconsultants and co-founded the company in 2009. An academic emergency physician by training, Dr. Sameer Masood’s interests include health technology integration into clinical care and quality improvement in emergency medicine. Sameer is also the CEO of Mednovation Health Technologies, a Canadian Health-technology start up that was […]

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Digitally Integrating Care for Better Patient Outcomes

Canadians are experiencing a massive acute care bed shortage, consistently ranking near the bottom of beds per capita, pressuring hospitals to discharge patients quickly. While there are benefits to community-based care over acute care, the infrastructure must exist to accommodate this safely and effectively. Outdated healthcare IT infrastructure makes coordinating care difficult, particularly during transitions […]

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Should Pharmacists be Allowed to Prescribe Medications?

“NO”Raghu Venugopal and Sameer Masood – Toronto emergency room doctors In medicine we learn that “hoofbeats” are not always horses and sometimes they are “zebras.” Physicians consider not just the most common cause of a patient concern, but also the most serious illness possible. We develop a list of probable diagnoses based on the patient’s […]

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Healing Hands, Healing Lives

Featured article from Dr. Alolabi and the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation. I had the privilege of joining the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation (GHHF) on a 12-day mission to Guatemala City for the second time in April 2018 (my first trip was in 2018). The foundation is dedicated to improving health care for children through education, […]

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Cultural safety: xenophobia within the same cultural group

An interesting experience I had with cultural safety was when I volunteered at medical camps in rural Pakistan at age sixteen. My parents had taken my brother and me back to Pakistan—a country that we belonged to but had never resonated with—to visit our extended family and “get in touch with our roots.” As part […]

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Canadian doctors will now have guidelines for in-flight emergencies

Provided by Dani-Elle Dubé from Global News The number of airline passengers is increasing every year, which means the chances of witnessing or experiencing an in-flight emergency is becoming more likely – and when you’re at 36,000 feet in the air, who are passengers supposed to turn to for help? If you’re lucky, there will […]

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