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PARO Resident Reps

With the recent PARO elections now closed, we wish to extend a big congratulations to our new PARO representatives: Christine Prudhoe & Vanessa Audet from our PGY-1 cohort - as well, to our continuing PGY-2 representative, Supreet Sunil!

Grads: Locumunity

Below is a message regarding a newer locum initiative that was brought to our attention. "My name is Dr. Haneen Abu-Remaileh, and I am a GP locum in BC. As a locum in my first five years in practice, I noted the lack of a simple centralized search tool for locums to explore all of their opportunities within each province (and cross-country). Locum Recruitment has already been identified as a priority issue at both the provincial and national levels. To solve this issue, we created: What is Locumunity? We are a platform that actively matches doctors and locums according to preferences and criteria. Through our active matching model we’re able to create a more efficient and

PGY-1: Elections + Wellness Rep Results

I want to extend a sincere thank you for all the residents who expressed interest and put forth their name for consideration for these elections. Below are the results: CFPC: Sabrina Dzafovic OCFP: Paule Bertholet KTI Wellness: Erin Budd (Cohort A), Marianne Godbout (Cohort B) --- The below wellness residents were chosen internally. QBOL Wellness: Katherine Liu PK/BQ Wellness: Forthcoming Congratulations to all! Please also take the time to vote in the current PARO elections.

PGY-1: Elections Reminder

Please check your dfm email accounts for the election forms to select one of the nominees to represent you for the CFPC and OCFP positions. Elections will close at 10:00AM on July 24th.

PGY-1: Flouride Varnish Project

On behalf of one of our PGY-3s: Hi PGY-1s! I’m looking for one or more residents to help me get a fluoride varnish program off the ground at QFHT. Fluoride varnish is applied to children’s teeth every 3-6 months and helps prevent caries. This is hugely important in our area because our water isn’t fluoridated, so many kids have no fluoride exposure at all. I have arranged for supplies to be provided through the health unit, but we still need to create the program at QFHT. There would be an opportunity to turn this into your resident advocacy/research project, but that level of commitment isn’t required. Please get in touch if you’re interested, I would love to hear from you! Thanks, Sam Butt

PGY-1: OCFP, CFPC, KTI Wellness Rep Elections for 2017-2018

Please check your e-mail for complete details and welcome packages from OCFP & CFPC. As promised, we are now soliciting nominations for the elected PGY-1 positions for the upcoming academic year. If interested, please send in a blurb expressing your interest and the experience you bring to the role (Max 250 words). These are great opportunities that offer meaningful leadership experiences. If you have any questions regarding the roles themselves feel free to email me. PGY-1 Elections: Deadline for all blurb submissions is July 18, 2017 @4:00pm. Elections will be held from July 19-24th. Click to download: OCFP nomination details CFPC nomination details KTI Wellness nominations details

Nominations for PARO General Council

This will be open to all residents - please check your e-mail account for the complete information on how to submit as this is run through PARO. Per the e-mail: "Nominations open today, Monday, July 10th 2017 and will close on Thursday, July 20th 2017 at 1000 hrs. Elections will take place online on Monday, July 24th 2017 at 1000 hrs and close on Wednesday, July 26th 2017 at 1000 hrs. Questions about the elections can be sent to" Keep an eye out this week for nominations for OCFP/CCFP/Wellness reps that will be run through our department.

New Grads: Summer Camp MD Volunteer

We are looking for a doctor for the week of August 14th – 21st. We are a summer camp (Camp Kandalore) for children aged 6 – 17 and we have about 250 campers on site at all times. Our health centre consists of 3 nurses and one doctor. Our nurses are full summer staff and our doctors stay for 1 - 2 weeks at a time. The position is a volunteer position, however if the physician’s family is welcome to join us at camp as well and if they have camp aged children they are welcome to integrate into our programs at no cost. Please feel free to contact Natasha Turner, Assistant Director of Operations at Camp Kandalore.

Reminder: End of Year Surveys

A brief reminder for the PGY-2 (2017-2018 cohort): For those who have yet to take a look at the PGY-1 End of Year Survey, please search your DFM inbox and take the opportunity to complete it. These will have been disseminated by your respective site chiefs and asks for your feedback across numerous aspects of your PGY1 experience. The information is highly valuable and this is a resident derived initiative. Your e-mails will have the respective deadlines and prizes/draws for finishing it!

Financial Planning Tips for New Physicians

For the most recent Queens FM grads: Invitation to Dinner Session: "Financial Planning Tips for New Physicians Through our work with residents and new physicians, we have gleaned some important information that is very helpful for new physicians negotiating financial planning during this new stage in their lives. We would very much like to share this information with you. We invite you to join us on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a dinner session to learn about these tips. Please RSVP by July 19, 2017 to Sarah Decker at


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