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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

Interview with PARO Clinical Teaching Award Recipient Dr. Bryan MacLeod

PARO's Clinical Teaching Award recognizes the essential role that good clinical teachers play in the training of new physicians. Dr. Bryan MacLeod, Northern Ontario School of Medicine Bryan MacLeod is the Medical Director for SJCG’s Chronic Pain Management Program and the Chair of SJCG ECHO Chronic Pain Interprofessional Medical Education Program.  He cut his teeth as a rural family doc in Marathon Ontario... Read more

Work Alert #6

April 29, 2020 - Message from Dr. Anthea Lafreniere, PARO President  We were very pleased on Saturday to hear the Premier announce the Government’s plan to provide pandemic pay for Ontario’s frontline workers fighting COVID-19. I was, however, greatly disheartened when we saw the list of health care workers and realized that residents were not included. By Monday, we learned... Read more

Work Alert #5

April 24, 2020 – Message from Dr. Anthea Lafreniere, PARO President PPE I’m pleased to tell you that, in response to PARO’s concerns about protections for residents who refuse unsafe work, our employer has now provided us with Ontario Health’s recommendations for COVID-19 work refusals. One of the principles set out by Ontario Health is that, ‘no employee shall suffer... Read more

A Day In The Life During COVID-19

Dr. Chris Charles, PARO Treasurer and a PGY 4 in Anaesthesia, was recently interviewed by Best Health as part of their Day In The Quarantine Life Series. Dr. Charles shared his typical day working on the frontline in Toronto during COVID. To read the article, click here.  Read more

Work Alert #4

April 9, 2020 – Message from Dr. Anthea Lafreniere, PARO President I have a few important updates related to your training and work in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to add information to our COVID-19 web page as it becomes available, including changes in policies or recommendations, so please check the site often. To ensure that all of our members... Read more