Burnout, Indigenous reconciliation on agenda of new Yukon Medical Association pres. – RCI

November 10, 2022

Dr. Alex Kmet took on new role after the association’s annual general meeting last weekend

The new head of the Yukon Medical Association (YMA) says physician recruitment and retention, reconciliation with Indigenous communities, and the creation of new territorial health authority are some of the things he’s focused on as he begins in his new role.

Dr. Alex Kmet became YMA president at the organization’s annual general meeting on the weekend. He took over the position from Dr. Ryan Warshawski.

Physician burnout was a common theme at the weekend gathering of health-care workers. Kmet said that’s directly linked to primary care shortages.

“Professional satisfaction in any location is directly linked to how likely someone is willing to move to that place, and how likely they are to stay,” Kmet said.

Read More: https://www.rcinet.ca/eye-on-the-arctic/2022/11/10/burnout-indigenous-reconciliation-on-agenda-of-new-yukon-medical-association-pres/

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