Dr. Jayna Holroyd-LeducAs we enter into summer, I want to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone for all they have contributed to the Department and to the provision of health care within the AHS Calgary zone over the past year.

I particularly want to thank the DOM Section Heads and DOM Site Leads for their effective leadership throughout the pandemic. The COVID pandemic has challenged us all in variable ways over the past 16 months. Hopefully over the coming months we will be able to begin to see the end of the pandemic. Please try to take some time over the summer to recover, recharge and reconnect with your family and friends.

The Department will be developing a new Strategic Plan this fall, to help guide us through the next five years. Please stay tuned for opportunities to provide input. The Department Deputy Heads are also planning an orientation for new members in the fall (targeted towards those recruited between July 2019 and September 2021) – more information will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Also please plan to join us in November for the annual DOM Awards night – we are hoping this will provide a much needed opportunity for all of us to come together for an in-person celebration. We will be sending out a request for DOM award nominations in the coming weeks. This year we have added two new DOM awards – an Early Career Award for Clinical Excellence and a Physician Wellness award.

– Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc