Articles and Resources for Canadian Retiring, Relocating Physicians and Physician Estates

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FINANCIALLY PREPARING FOR RETIREMENT

RSRS has assembled some sound advice from experts in the financial and legal fields geared to you, the physician. The following is an excerpt from RSRS’ new guide: “Getting Ready to Retire: Financial and Estate Considerations for Retiring Canadian Physicians.” … Continue reading

Tips on Closing Your Medical Practice

Closing a medical practice is a complex undertaking and requires a carefully planned strategy. Here are 8 tips to remember when closing your practice*: 1. Inform your staff three months in advance of the anticipated closing date. 2. Make sure … Continue reading

Changing Careers: Transitioning Out of Medicine is Easier Than You Think

Life is all about new beginnings and new directions, so if you’ve been thinking about transitioning out of medicine into a second career before you retire, there may be no better time than the present to do so. Everyone has … Continue reading

New Book & Services Help Doctors Address Retirement Issues

Retirement is the reward for a lifetime of hard work and sacrifice. You’ve earned the right to hang up your stethoscope and enjoy the good life: travel, golf, pursue a favourite hobby or take up a new one, whatever turns … Continue reading

TELEMEDICINE: JUST THE (RETIREMENT) TICKET

Recent blogs have addressed the issue of retirement. For some, “retirement” may be a four-letter word. But it’s not, and is, in fact, a stepping-stone to your life’s next chapter. If you’re considering retirement but still want to keep your … Continue reading

WHEN IS IT TIME FOR A DOCTOR TO RETIRE?

How long can – or should – doctors practice before hanging up their stethoscope? It’s a delicate issue, fraught with issues such as the difficulty of accepting the idea of aging and the ingrained notion that retirement represents the end … Continue reading

MANAGING RECORD STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

With the million and one things on doctors’ plates every day, you’d think management of their medical files wouldn’t be uppermost in their minds. Yet some of the questions most commonly asked by Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) members relate … Continue reading

RECORD-STORAGE HORROR STORY: AN OBJECT LESSON

If there’s one thing this summer’s massive Alberta floods taught us, it’s that patient medical records can be damaged in the blink of an eye. Patient files undoubtedly considered safe were destroyed by the historic floodwaters, creating monumental challenges for … Continue reading

RETIRING DOCTOR SPARKS PATHOLOGY CLOSURE

Where are all the doctors? It’s a crucial question, since these days, physician shortages are widespread — and not without consequences. In Bonnyville, Alta., for instance, Alberta Health Services (AHS) decided to close the hospital’s two-person pathology department rather than … Continue reading

How to Retire Gracefully

A recent blog posed the question, “when is it time to retire”? The hard truth is, declining physical and cognitive skills are an inevitable part of aging, so it’s crucial to hang up your stethoscope at the proper time, before … Continue reading