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Dr. Christopher CharlesPGY-2 | Toronto | Anaesthesia
Dear GC Members:
Thank you for taking a moment to read my nomination for Secretary and Member-at-Large for the 2018/19 PARO Board of Directors.
I’m a soon-to-be PGY3 in Anaesthesia at Toronto, and I completed my MD at McMaster. Over the years I’ve managed to accumulate a wealth of experience in medical leadership. While a GC member this year, I’ve worked hard to bring a diverse selection of social events to Toronto residents in order to foster collegiality and collaboration. I am also the outgoing resident representative on our Residency Program Committee where I have honed my voice at advocating for residents in Toronto. During medical school, I was fortunate to serve as VP Global Health with the CFMS and directed the activities of a national program focused on health advocacy and improving health for marginalized populations. Before embarking on my medical training, I completed a PhD in Epidemiology, invented the Lucky Iron Fish (a novel tool to combat anemia), and worked for the UN managing public health nutrition projects.
In my leadership work to date I have developed a clear voice and strategy to advocate for trainees. As a member of your PARO Board of Directors, I hope to advocate for better working conditions for residents across the province, importantly on issues related to paging, stipends, and access to wellness resources. This coming year will be an important one for PARO as we seek to solidify our future negotiation strategy while ensuring that medical residents are adequately compensated for their time, especially when compared to other health practitioners we work alongside.
We’ve made a tremendous amount of progress over the last few years with our dedicated and innovative Board and General Council, and I ask for your support to continue this important work. Thank you!