Electoral Group

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Electoral Group : Ottawa CFPC | Positions : 3 | Currently Running : 3

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Dr. Faran Khalid

PGY-2 | Ottawa | Family Medicine

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    Hello everyone!

    I am Faran Khalid, currently a second-year family medicine resident at the University of Ottawa. It is with great enthusiasm that I announce my re-candidacy for the PARO general council. Over the past year, I have had the honor of serving on the council, where I made significant strides in enhancing the resident experience across Ontario. Your experience and well-being are at the heart of my work, and I am committed to continuing to make a positive impact.

    I have focused on boosting resident morale and have been a part of numerous unique social and wellness initiatives introduced this year. My goal has been to create spaces where residents can connect, unwind, and find a sense of community amid their demanding schedules. Just this past month, I spearheaded an initiative to provide family medicine residents at uOttawa with branded merchandise and I am always open to hearing ideas for the upcoming year. I have also been a representative on several educational and EDI committees and working groups, advocating for my constituencies.

    I have played a key role in ensuring transparent communication channels between the council and family medicine residents, advocating for improved working hours and fair compensation. I am committed to building on this progress.

    With your support, I am not just eager, but deeply committed to continue advocating for the needs of resident doctors and advancing our collective goals. My inbox remains open for any questions or concerns, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve you once again.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Sincerely,

    Faran Khalid

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Dr. Shaan Bhambra

PGY-2 | Ottawa | Family Medicine

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    Hi everyone!

    My name is Shaan Bhambra, and I'm a PGY-2 in Family Medicine at the Civic campus. Over the past year, I've had the honor of serving as a PARO General Council member. As part of my role, I represented and advocated for Family Medicine residents both at the uOttawa level and provincially.

    Over the past year, I have personally led the uOttawa Transition into Residency events for PARO, where I organized academic and social events introducing incoming PGY-1s to residency. At the provincial level, I've advocated for improved wellness opportunities for FM residents and diverse learning opportunities for FM residents interested in +1 programs.

    My goal for the following year as a PARO General Council member is to push for improved social and wellness activities, as well as more diverse learning opportunities for Family Medicine residents. Ensuring that our specific needs around career and +1 planning are met is a personal goal of mine as a PARO GC member. Socially, I hope to ensure that PARO's social events continue to provide opportunities for FM residents to socialize and get to know their non-FM colleagues. As a PARO GC Member, I hope that the social events I lead can build lasting relationships for residents that can be helpful both in and out of medicine.

    As a Chief Resident at the Civic site, I serve as a representative for one of the largest FM cohorts at uOttawa. I hope to continue as a PARO GC member to continue to link uOttawa FM residents to PARO. I will continue to ensure that FM residents are well-informed about PARO, the contract, and what benefits and opportunities all FM residents are entitled to receive.

    Thank you for reading my statement and for providing me the chance to represent you in the coming year as a PARO General Council member once more.

    If you have any questions or would like to know more about my goals as a PARO GC member, please feel free to contact me at nbhambra@toh.ca (or shoot me an Epic message!).

    Yours truly,
    Shaan Bhambra

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Dr. Nicholas Preobrazenski

PGY-1 | Ottawa | Family Medicine

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    Good day everyone!

    I’m Nick, a PGY-1 military Family Medicine resident in the Community stream who graduated from uOttawa medicine and loves running, comedy, and COD.

    My job with the Forces means I’m in a unique position to advocate for us because I don’t need to impress staff doctors or pad my resume. I’m throwing my hat in the ring for PARO General Council because I genuinely care about making our voices heard. The Forces pay me, but PARO rules apply to me. I’m passionate about improving these rules because I think residents are underpaid, overworked, and need better working conditions. This isn’t a hot take (Google ‘Support Ontario Medical Residents receive better wages and improved working conditions’ to see what I mean), but it’s certainly one we need to continue to advance.

    Our classmates during orientation encouraged me to apply after seeing my enthusiasm for PARO policy. I’ve studied policies not just for fun, but to ensure I can advocate effectively for us all. For instance, did you know that you can ‘declare fatigue’ and be relieved from service if you’re way too tired to safely care for your patients? I’d work with the other PARO reps to communicate these ‘pearls’ of information to everyone.

    In the past, I’ve worked as Director of Queen’s University’s grievance centre, and I was never afraid to speak out on our behalf to the administration during our clerkship years at uOttawa. My mission by being on PARO General Council will be straightforward: to improve working conditions and ensure we’re heard so that our concerns don’t just echo in the CTU hallways or peds wards.

    I believe in direct action, clear communication, and humor to keep our spirits high during those long and arguably dangerous 26-hour shifts. If elected, I promise to be the loudspeaker for your concerns. While others might be looking for a man in finance, I’m looking for a council that listens and acts!

    My inbox will always be open for ideas, concerns, or even just a good joke. Together, we can make sure our residency is not just survivable, but thriveable!

    Thanks for considering me.

    Sincerely,
    Nick Preobrazenski