Electoral Group : NOSM East | Positions : | Currently Running : 1
Dr. Vivian LeungPGY-2 | NOSM | Surgery-General
Three years ago I came to Ontario as an out-of-province medical graduate. Since then I have had the privilege to serve residents in a multitude of capacities at PARO.
As a GC representative, I contributed to optimizing residency by improving knowledge of the contract, PARO as a resource, and resident wellness. I served on RPC and used my newfound knowledge to effectively advocate for my peers locally on issues including blanket vacation restrictions.
The next year, I lead our small but mighty team as NOSM site chair and served on local liaison committees, developed leadership skills in the PLP, and presented Teaching-to-Teach while going through the personally challenging process of transferring residency programs.
This year I have used the skills and knowledge I have acquired over the two previous years to further contribute.
I represent residents provincially and specifically at DME sites through the Council of Ontario faculties of Medicine (COFM), in areas such as streamlining mandatory modules at the hospitals at which we train.
As board lead for the Chief/Senior resident job description initiative, I work towards shared best practices and advocating for residents to have the resources to succeed in this unique role. In the area of CaRMS, as board lead, we have set the groundwork for a multi-modal approach that plays to our strengths and role in the selection process to reduce applicant anxiety.
Through this I am repeatedly inspired by the tenacity with which PARO representatives advocate for improving resident training and with our commitment to solutions-oriented fair approaches. I have developed leadership skills and PARO familiarity in the past three years to contribute to this effective team. It would be an honour to continue to serve Ontario residents as a PARO board member.
Thank you for your consideration,