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Work Alert #4

April 9, 2020 – Message from Dr. Anthea Lafreniere, PARO President I have a few important updates related to your training and work in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to add information to our COVID-19 web page as it becomes available, including changes in policies or recommendations, so please check the site often. To ensure that all of our members... Read more

Updated Information Regarding PPE

Updated April 8th, 2020 The following guidelines are consistent with the laws in Ontario. However, we do not want our members to be putting themselves at risk of infection. For this reason, our CEO and PARO President are seeking assurance from CAHO, your employer, that if a Hospital is unable to provide appropriate PPE and a resident feels that it is... Read more

Need Help Scheduling During COVID-19?

We know that lots of programs have started to implement new scheduling models in order to minimize resident exposure, prevent burnout, and ensure service provision during COVID-19. We've identified a number of models across the province do this well, and have included on our dedicated COVID-19 page in order to share best practices. If you or your program are trying... Read more

PARO Financial Primer Updated

Hearing about changes to tax filing and other financial changes due to COVID-19 and wondering what it means for you? We've got you. We know you're busy, so we've gone ahead and figured out what's relevant to you, and updated our financial primer to include all of the updates and changes you need to know about. Read all about it... Read more

New Webpage for COVID-19 News

PARO now has a dedicated webpage for residents looking for information about COVID-19. Recent updates, FAQs, and links to important resources can all be found on this page. Because this is a rapidly changing situation, recommendations and guidance may change, so if in doubt, check back to find the most current information. We will only provide information that we know to... Read more

PARO Work Alert #3

March 25, 2020 - Message from Dr. Anthea Lafreniere, PARO President I will provide you with concise periodic updates on issues that affect Ontario residents as we work and train together during the COVID-19 pandemic. PARO has launched a specific COVID-19 web page where we will provide answers to your questions as well as other important information. Updates or changes in policies... Read more

COVID-19 Work Alert #2

March 18th, 2020 - Message from Dr. Anthea Lafreniere, PARO President As events have continued to unfold this week, I have continued to be inspired by our members' tireless dedication to their patients, their colleagues, and their communities. Ontario's residents have truly risen to the occasion of this unprecedented challenge and it is a privilege to serve as your President.... Read more

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