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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

Work Alert #9

Sent by Dr. Ryan Giroux, PARO President, on June 25, 2020 As we near the end of this academic year and many of us prepare for the start of a new one, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with another Work Alert. By way of introduction, my name is Dr. Ryan Giroux and I have the honour... Read more

Interview with PARO Clinical Teaching Award Recipient Dr. Kyle Carter

PARO's Clinical Teaching Award recognizes the essential role that good clinical teachers play in the training of new physicians Dr. Kyle Carter, Western Dr. Carter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Western University, with a full-time clinical academic appointment teaching family medicine at the Southwest Middlesex Health Centre and emergency medicine at St. Thomas Elgin General... Read more

Work Alert #8

May 29, 2020 – Message from Dr. Anthea Lafreniere, PARO President  When I received the call late yesterday afternoon telling me that the government had decided not to include residents and other essential frontline health workers in their pandemic pay plan, I was at the hospital serving patients. Like many of you, I had been at the hospital in the... Read more

Update – Support from Healthcare Employer Stakeholders Regarding Pandemic Pay

On May 25th, a letter was sent to Premier Doug Ford from a broad group of healthcare employer stakeholders regarding support for residents and other healthcare workers who are currently excluded from the list of workers eligible for pandemic pay. This includes the CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA/CAHO) and others, including the Association of Family Health Teams of... Read more

Work Alert #7

May 22, 2020 - Message from Dr. Anthea Lafreniere, PARO President  Thank you to each and every one of you who is managing through the pandemic. We know from the survey that we launched just how much this has impacted your lives. We had the largest response in 24 hours to any survey that we have run in our 50... Read more