COVID-19: Resources and Support for Residents


General Psychiatry Residency Program Redeployment Principles

PGME Learner Emergency Redeployment Sub-Committee Term of Reference


ECHO Ontario Coping with COVID

The “ECHO Ontario Coping with COVID” group is designed for Residents supporting the current Pandemic to share and learn about ways to build resilience and wellness through didactic lectures and case-based discussions.

Sessions will run weekly on Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm & Fridays 12:30-1:30 pm, starting Friday, March 27th, 2020.

Register for the ECHO Ontario Coping with COVID group.

We will be conducting a needs assessment to finalize topics during our first session. Possible topics to be covered include:

  1. Self care and wellness
  2. Burnout and compassion fatigue
  3. Stigma
  4. Ethics
  5. Resilience
  6. Time and goal management
  7. Anxiety related to COVID-19
  8. Hope
  9. Sleep and nutrition
  10. Spirituality
  11. Vulnerability and courage
  12. Communication skills (with PPE, with patients and families)

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PARO website for COVID-19 information

PARO has a website for COVID-19 updates. It is being updated daily with the latest information.


For additional COVID-related resident supports at U of T, please see the Postgraduate Wellness Office - Useful Resources and Links during COVID-19.

More updates and information can be found on the Department of Psychiatry's COVID-19 update page.