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Now Available: PARO 2020 Financial Primer

It’s that time of year again: time to begin preparing your tax return for the 2020 Tax Year. Our Financial Primer has been developed to provide you with tips and information to help you think through your tax return. The Guide contains other useful information to help you manage your finances. Check it out and download a copy of our... Read more

Work Alert #10

Dear Colleague, I'm writing to provide you with an update on the vacation payout that we have been promised by the Ministry for our members who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were unable to take vacation for the year ending June 30, 2020. I can assure you that we have been in regular contact with the VP Labour Relations for... Read more

RDoC Update on COVID-19 and Exams

October 30th, 2020 Dear Colleague, Over the course of my term as President, I will ensure that we provide you with timely updates when we have important information to share. We will do this when we have information that we know to be true or that we believe will be of help. MCCQEII We have just had confirmation from the... Read more

RDoC Update on MCCQE2

October 7, 2020 Dear Colleague, If you are scheduled to write the MCCQE Part II exam, then this message is for you. We have heard from thousands of residents over the past few years about numerous concerns with the MCCQEII exam. It will come as no surprise, that many of you feel the exam is redundant and wonder how it... Read more

Tips for Interviewing on Zoom

Stressing about your CaRMS subspecialty match process happening digitally? Relax, it’s not all zoom & gloom. We’ve gathered some great tips to help you put your best face forward.  Maintain Eye Contact Always look into the camera lens, not at the face you see on screen (your interviewer’s or your own). It’ll feel unnatural at first, but it ensures you maintain eye... Read more

PARO’s Guide to Being a Leader in Your Program’s CaRMS Process

Sitting on the other side of the CaRMS desk this year? We’ve collected great tips to ensure success whether you’re a selection committee member, file reviewer, or interviewer, including Zoom-related pointers like how to be an active listener when you’re not in the same room. Click here to download our Best Practice Guide. Read more

Invitation from the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario

PARO is pleased to share this invitation from the Black Resident Physicians' of Ontario (BRPO) with our members. PARO is committed to helping create a medical culture that is diverse, inclusive and equitable and feel it is important for medical learners to be a part of important conversations and actions that will help to influence medical culture moving forward to achieve... Read more

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