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Interview with Clinical Teaching Award Recipient Dr. Shoba Sujana Kumar

PARO's Clinical Teaching Award recognizes the essential role that good clinical teachers play in the training of new physicians.  Dr. Shoba Sujana Kumar, University of Toronto  Dr. Shoba Sujana Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and has an MSc in Community Health and Medical Education. She is an active teacher in both undergraduate... Read more

Work Alert #9

Sent by Dr. Ryan Giroux, PARO President, on June 25, 2020 As we near the end of this academic year and many of us prepare for the start of a new one, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with another Work Alert. By way of introduction, my name is Dr. Ryan Giroux and I have the honour... Read more

Interview with PARO Clinical Teaching Award Recipient Dr. Kyle Carter

PARO's Clinical Teaching Award recognizes the essential role that good clinical teachers play in the training of new physicians Dr. Kyle Carter, Western Dr. Carter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Western University, with a full-time clinical academic appointment teaching family medicine at the Southwest Middlesex Health Centre and emergency medicine at St. Thomas Elgin General... Read more

Work Alert #8

May 29, 2020 – Message from Dr. Anthea Lafreniere, PARO President  When I received the call late yesterday afternoon telling me that the government had decided not to include residents and other essential frontline health workers in their pandemic pay plan, I was at the hospital serving patients. Like many of you, I had been at the hospital in the... Read more

Update – Support from Healthcare Employer Stakeholders Regarding Pandemic Pay

On May 25th, a letter was sent to Premier Doug Ford from a broad group of healthcare employer stakeholders regarding support for residents and other healthcare workers who are currently excluded from the list of workers eligible for pandemic pay. This includes the CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA/CAHO) and others, including the Association of Family Health Teams of... Read more

Work Alert #7

May 22, 2020 - Message from Dr. Anthea Lafreniere, PARO President  Thank you to each and every one of you who is managing through the pandemic. We know from the survey that we launched just how much this has impacted your lives. We had the largest response in 24 hours to any survey that we have run in our 50... Read more

Interview with PARO Clinical Teaching Award Recipient Dr. Jason Leclair

PARO's Clinical Teaching Award recognizes the essential role that good clinical teachers play in the training of new physicians Dr. Jason Leclair, University of Ottawa Dr. Jason Leclair has a primary care practice at the Central Ottawa Family Medicine Associates and is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa.  Dr. Leclair has a community family medicine resident... Read more

Interview with PARO Clinical Teaching Award Recipient Dr. Yi Ning Strube

PARO’s Clinical Teaching Award recognizes the essential role that good clinical teachers play in the training of new physicians. Dr. Yi Ning Strube, Queen’s University Dr. Yi Ning Strube is the Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service, and is an Associate Professor, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Queen's University, Departments of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics. What has fuelled your passion for teaching?  I was lucky enough to have... Read more

Interview with PARO Clinical Teaching Award Recipient Dr. Edward Etchells

PARO’s Clinical Teaching Award recognizes the essential role that good clinical teachers play in the training of new physicians Dr. Edward Etchells, University of Toronto Dr. Etchells is the Medical Director of Information Services, and a staff physician with the Division of General Internal Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is a senior mentor at the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient... Read more

Interview with PARO Clinical Teaching Award Recipient Dr. Michelle Morais

PARO's Clinical Teaching Award recognizes the essential role that good clinical teachers play in the training of new physicians Dr. Michelle Morais, McMaster University After earning her Bachelor of Science (with Honours) at the University of New Brunswick, Dr. Michelle Morais went on to obtain her Medical Degree at Memorial University. She completed her residency and subsequent fellowship training at McMaster University.... Read more