Electoral Group : Western CFPC | Positions : 4 | Currently Running : 2
Dr. Marcus PietermanPGY-1 | Western | Family Medicine
My name is Marcus Pieterman and I am a PGY1 Family Medicine resident at the Mount Brydges Regional Site at Western! I grew up on a farm, love the outdoors, and I'm a terrible golfer. I am keen on practising family, emergency and hospitalist medicine in remote communities all over Canada post-residency. However, before I set off on that adventure, I would love to represent you, Western's Residents, as one of PARO's General Council Reps.
I understand this means a commitment to being visible and approachable at my site. With experience during medical school serving as VP Events and Convocation Coordinator (along with involvement in many other groups), I'm familiar and committed to making your voices heard! I hope to represent all of you to the best of my ability and to enrich your post-graduate experience along the way. I founded unique and memorable events during medical school like 'Lawn Bowling for Charity' and hope to bring that same passion for initiatives as your PARO Rep. As someone who appreciates a good work-life balance, this will always be a top priority. I hope you will strongly consider me for election to PARO's General Council!
All the best,
Dr. Jielin LuPGY-1 | Western | Family Medicine
Hi Western, I'm Jielin, a PGY1 in Family Medicine. I attended medical school here at Western, and am excited to continue training here! From speaking with previous PARO council members, I know the positive and powerful impact the organization has made on resident life, and would be honoured to take an active part in further improving residency experiences.
Having previously represented Western at provincial and national medical student organizations, I hope to continue doing so with PARO. In these capacities, I collaborated with other representatives to advocate on issues such as transparency in health human resources planning, as well as communicated opportunities for grants/conferences/etc in a timely manner. I am experienced as a liaison between members and council, to hear and consolidate your opinions in addition to being an available resource to navigate the relevant organization.
If elected, I will to the best of my abilities acquire a thorough understanding of our PARO contract, to help you take full advantage of its contents and detangle the jargon. To this end, I have already helped a few fellow PGY1s navigate questions regarding call stipends and benefits, as well as in lieu days. I will also utilize my experience on similar councils to ensure the Western experience and issues are voiced and considered at every meeting.
Thank you for considering my nomination, I look forward to hearing from you in the near future as one of your GC Representatives.