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RDoC Update on MCCQE2

March 5, 2021 Dear Colleagues, Many of you have been reaching out to RDoC and to your Provincial Housestaff Organization for guidance as a result of a series of letters that the Medical Council of Canada recently distributed. Two different letters have been received. If you have previously registered to write the MCCQE2 exam, your letter indicates that you have... Read more

Exams and COVID-19

Sent by Dr. Ryan Giroux, PARO President, February 11th 2021 Dear Colleague, From the outset of this pandemic, PARO has worked closely with our national partner, Resident Doctors of Canada, and our provincial partners to advocate that the safety of residents and the patients they treat be priority number one with respect to exams. We have also effectively advocated to ensure... Read more

6 signs of burnout (and what you can do about it)

Occupational burnout was first described in the 1970s by psychologist Herbert J. Freudenberger as a "state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by one's professional life." Sound familiar? That’s not surprising. By its very nature, medicine’s high-stress and demanding workload has put the healthcare sector at elevated risk of burnout. Add COVID-19 into the mix and things ramp up even... Read more

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