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Joint Message from CAHO and PARO

In response to the decision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to end training opportunities in Canada, many stakeholders have been working hard to provide support to Saudi-funded residents and clinical fellows. As well, much work has been underway to accurately determine the medical manpower impact resulting from their departure. Both the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) and... Read more

PARO Honours 2018 Award Recipients

On May 11, 2018, 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

Program Administrator Guide Now Available

We recognize that Program Administrators have a significant impact on the culture within a program. This represents an important responsibility, as well as a huge opportunity to foster a positive environment for all of our members who work and train in programs in Ontario. Many of PARO’s Resident Advocate Award recipients are Program Administrators – such is the value of... Read more

2018/19 PARO President Elect

Dr. Elise Azzi is to be PARO’s President for the 2018/19 academic year. Dr. Azzi was elected by  PARO’s General Council at the March 23, 2018 meeting to the position of President-Elect and will move into the role of President on June 15, 2018. Dr. Azzi will succeed, Dr. Bruce Fage. Elise is currently a PGY2 in Family Medicine at The University of Ottawa. 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