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COVID-19 Work Alert #1

March 16th, 2020 - Message from Dr. Anthea Lafreniere, PARO President  For some of you, the past few weeks may have been some of the most challenging of your medical careers - and, for most of us, the forthcoming weeks will likely present even greater challenges.  As President of PARO I am proud of the ways in which you, our... Read more

2020 PARO Award Winners

The 2020 PARO Award Recipients have been selected. There are five award categories, including the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards, the Lois H. Ross Resident Advocate Award, the Residency Program Excellence Award, the Resident Teaching Awards and the Citizenship Award for Medical Students.  Full list of Award Winners Read more

PARO Instagram is live!

Daily grind getting you down? Need a few suggestions to make your residency the best it can be? Want that daily dose of inspiration to remind you why you love medicine? We hear you. That's why we're excited to announce the launch of our new Instagram platform. We'll be sharing our best tips for making the most of your time in... Read more

Tax Time

It’s that time of year: time to begin preparing your tax return for the 2019 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 Financial... Read more

PARO Honours 2019 Award Recipients

On May 3rd, 2019, the recipients of the PARO Medical Student Citizenship, Resident Teaching, Clinical Teaching, Resident Advocate and Program Excellence Awards were honoured at a celebration in Toronto. For a full copy of the announcement, please click here. McMaster University   Northern Ontario School of Medicine   Queen's University   University of Ottawa   University of Toronto   Western... Read more

CBME Primer Available

The RCPSC has a multi-year plan to transition all specialties to Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) with their Competency By Design (CBD) model. If you are a RCPSC trainee, you may have questions about what CBME is, and how it may impact your training. If you are a CFPC trainee training in the Triple C model, you already have experience in... Read more

Resident Enhancement Fund

Do you have an idea for a project that will enhance the well being of the residents at your site? If so, then the Resident Enhancement Fund might just be what you are looking for. In 2000, PARO's General Council approved the establishment of a fund that could be used to support projects that provide a long-term benefit to both... Read more

Career Counselling Handbook Now Available

The Transition Through Residency Team of PARO's General Council have worked hard to develop an informative guide that can assist with planning your career. To read some of the Top Ten Tips from Senior Residents and doctors new in practice, look at our During Residency Section of Career_Counselling_Handbook Read more