DFCM Red Button

Advice for Family Medicine Residents in Emergency or Crisis

What is the “Red Button”?

The Red Button is intended as a quick reference for family medicine residents at the University of Toronto who find themselves in an emergency or crisis situation of various kinds. The major scenarios are listed below. Note: The Red Button provides information and links to resources, but does not connect you directly to assistance.

If your health or safety, or the health or safety of someone else, is at risk, please call 911 or seek medical attention right away.

Please feel free to save, print and email this page. Your Resident Handbook will also provide advice and information relevant to your local teaching site.

For advice, choose the description below that best fits your situation:

Access Postgraduate Medical Education Policies 

View the Family Medicine Residency Guidelines
 

PARO 24 Hour Helpline: 1 866-HELP-DOC (1-866-435-7362)

Resources

Learner Mistreatment Resources:

Resource: PGME policies and guidelines
http://pg.postmd.utoronto.ca/about-pgme/policies-guidelines/

Resource: Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office, University of Toronto
https://antiracism.utoronto.ca/
Phone: 416-978-1259

Resource: Community Safety Office, University of Toronto
https://www.communitysafety.utoronto.ca/
Phone: 416-978-1485

Resource: PARO Break the Cycle
Resident Intimidation and Harassment
http://www.myparo.ca/

Resource: Microaggressions and Allyship, Faculty of Medicine Office of Inclusion and Diversity
https://medicine.utoronto.ca/microaggressions-and-allyship

Resident Wellness Resource Checklist

Counselling:

Key University Program: Office of Resident Wellness, University of Toronto, Postgraduate Medical Education

Resource: PARO 24 Hour Help Line
Phone: 866-HELP-DOC (1-866-435-7362)

Resource: OMA Physician Health Program
http://php.oma.org/
Phone: 1-800-851-6606

Resource: Hospital Employee Assistance Program
Contact: Ask site administrator for details

Career Planning:

Resource: PARO Transition to Practice Program 
http://www.myparo.ca/after-residency/

Resource: Health Force Ontario (HFO) Practice U
http://www.healthforceontario.ca/en/Home

Resource: Ontario Physicians Locum Program
http://www.healthforceontario.ca/en/M4/Ontario_Physician_Locum_Programs

Resource: University of Toronto Career Centre
http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/cc