Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership

New at the CSPL

Presenting the Latest issue of our new Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership!

Volume 3 number 3, 2017


In this Issue:


EDITORIAL: Causing disease by curing disease?


Medical professionalism and physician leadership: the time for action is now


PERSPECTIVE: The current reality in Quebec’s health care system


REFLECTIONS: Leadership lessons from the Rio Paralympic Games


Physician health as a potential indicator of quality


CSPL WHITE PAPER: A blueprint for improving physician engagement and leadership in the Canadian health care system


ADVICE: Transitioning to an executive role? What you should know about your retirement plan


Medical registration in Canada: a brief overview



Book Review:


BOOK REVIEW: Better Now Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians


BOOK REVIEW: Leading with Noble Purpose How to Create a Tribe of True Believers



About the Journal

The Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership (CJPL) is a peer-reviewed journal launched in 2014. Published quarterly, it focuses on topics and issues related to leadership and the health care system as they pertain mainly, but not exclusively, to physicians and physician leaders.


Over the past three years, the journal has grown, not only nationally, but also internationally. We are seeing submissions from well known authors, researchers, and health care organizations, as well as many articles from our own members.


Interested in submitting an article?

All physician leaders, especially members of the CSPL, are invited to submit articles related to their experience. Formal articles are peer-reviewed. All others, i.e., opinion, book reviews, etc., are reviewed by a small editorial panel.


All submissions must be relevant to physician leadership — locally, provincially, nationally, or internationally. They may be based on research, express an opinion, document a case study, provide advice, review existing literature on a particular topic, evaluate a program, or review material of interest to physician leaders. We also welcome letters to the editor.


CJPL endorses the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, and authors should consult these (


Please see our Guidelines for authors for more information. Please send submissions to



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CJPL is a compilation of educational, informative, and thought-provoking articles aimed at physician leaders and potential leaders. Established in 2014 by the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders, under editor-in-chief Dr. Johny Van Aerde, the journal is published quarterly. Available online — PDF and ePub versions — it is delivered to the desktops of over 2000 physician leaders across Canada.


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