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Member Update – Providing Additional Coverage

Sent on December 23rd, 2021 Dear Colleagues, As the Omicron wave of the pandemic slams Ontario, we have become acutely aware of the increasing number of very sick patients and the demands on our health care system. We have begun to hear from residents enquiring if they can be asked to cancel or change vacations or provide additional back-up call. I want to... Read more

President’s Update on the MRRP

Dear Colleagues, As we move further into the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials in the Ministry of Health have been working to ensure that health human resource needs can be met. Earlier this year, PARO worked with Hospitals, Universities, the CPSO and government to provide a mechanism for residents to voluntarily provide additional clinical services outside of their... Read more

Greetings from RDoC’s 2021-2022 President

Resident Doctors of Canada is pleased to announce that our President for 2021-2022 is Dr. Seyara Shwetz. You can read her message to members here: The other members of the 2021-2022 Executive are: Vice President: Dr. Sarah SilverbergPast-President: Dr. Esther KimBoard Chair & Corporate Secretary: Dr. Deborah BraceTreasurer: Dr. Shane Arsenault The full list of RDoC’s 2021-2022 Board of Directors... Read more

Updated Program Admin Guide

We recognize that Program Administrators have a significant impact on the culture within a program. This represents an important responsibility, as well as a huge opportunity to foster a positive environment for all of our members who work and train in programs in Ontario. Many of PARO’s Resident Advocate Award recipients are Program Administrators – such is the value of... Read more

Important Update

Sent June 14, 2021 Dear Colleague, I have the honour of telling you some wonderful news.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, PARO has been acutely aware of how our members have stepped up to provide 24/7 coverage, often putting themselves and their families at risk in the service of others. We have worked around the clock to deal with... Read more

MCC Ceases QE2!

June 10, 2021 Dear Colleague, I am very pleased to be able to tell you, that after a year of sustained advocacy and with the support of key stakeholders, RDoC has been successful in acting on all of your concerns surrounding the MCCQE Part II. Today, we received communication that the Medical Council of Canada has decided to cease the... Read more

MCC Responds to RDoC Request

June 1st, 2021 Dear Colleague, Since the beginning of the pandemic, RDoC has worked to advocate on behalf of our members and nowhere has that advocacy been more focused than with respect to examinations. However, no exam has caused more disruption in the lives of residents than the MCCQE2. Last year’s RDoC President, Dr. Emily Stewart, and I have written... Read more

Arbitration Award

May 26, 2021 Dear Colleague,On February 22nd we commenced negotiations with the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario via Zoom to negotiate our contract which had expired on June 30th, 2020. Armed with information from the membership negotiations survey conducted last spring and in the face of Bill 124, which limits any increase in compensation to 1% in each of three... Read more

RDoC Update on MCCQE2 Exams

Sent on behalf of Dr. Esther Kim, May 19 2021 Dear Colleague, Yesterday the Medical Council of Canada commenced their virtual delivery of the MCCQE2 exams. By the afternoon, we heard reports from several exam candidates of serious problems with the administration of the exam. While we are still collecting stories, I can tell you that in some instances, Standardized... Read more

PARO President’s Update

May 3rd, 2021 Dear Colleagues, As the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic slams Ontario, we are acutely aware of the increasing numbers of very sick patients and the demands on our health care system. In the past two weeks, the PARO office has received multiple calls a day from Hospitals and Program Directors enquiring how residents might be mobilized... Read more