OUR PROVINCIAL PARTNERS
RDoC’s provincial partners are collectively known as the Provincial Housestaff Organizations (PHOs). The seven PHOs represent the personal and practice interests of resident doctors within their respective regions.
The relationship between RDoC and the PHOs is a fundamental one, even as RDoC has evolved into a blended model of membership. This relationship is multi-layered: RDoC has a relationship with the PHOs as a group as well as bilateral relationships with each PHO. These collaborations are essential to RDoC’s work on behalf of residents across Canada.
PARNL is the smallest provincial housestaff association member of Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC). PARNL has representation on a number of national organizations (e.g., College of Family Physicians of Canada).
Postgraduate medical trainees have a unique role as students, employees, teachers, and providers in the health care system. PARNL’s primary role is to advocate for improved salaries and benefits as well as ensuring the rights, interests, and well-being of our members. This is accomplished through the negotiation and enforcement of the collective agreement. A new agreement was recently negotiated with the various regional health authorities on behalf of Eastern Health and the provincial government and remains in effective until June 30, 2017.
The PAIRS Board of Directors consists of 21 voting members. We have a liaison council consisting of a non-voting program representative for each of the 22 training programs. Our RDoC Board Member for Saskatchewan and a representative of the Saskatchewan Medical Students Society are invited to each of our monthly board meetings. We have voting members on the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Council, Post Graduate Medical Education Committee, saskdocs provincial government physician recruitment agency, the Saskatoon Health Region Practitioner Advisory Committee, and the Saskatchewan Medical Association.
Our office staff consists of our CEO, Kristin Johnson, and a part-time Executive Assistant Tara Carmichael. Our office is located in the Royal University Hospital on the University of Saskatchewan campus.
PAIRS is in the process of changing its name to Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan (RDoS).
PARA represents physicians completing further training in a residency program through:
- advocating excellence in education and patient care, while striving to achieve optimal working conditions and personal wellbeing for all its members
- supporting individual resident physicians through education, leadership and well-being initiatives
PARA’s members are:
- Informed about patient health and innovations in medicine
- Empowered to create healthy professional working and learning environments
- Involved in shaping the future of healthcare delivery in Alberta
Specific ongoing issues include Governance Reform, Communications Review, and the implementation of CBME. Our organization has not been updated since its inception; this year, we will be conducting a full review. In addition, we are upgrading our forms of communication. PARIM is also awaiting the change to CBME in Manitoba.
PARIM members are looking forward to a number of Wellness and Social events again this year, beginning with our Welcome Party in August. We will also start planning for Resident Awareness Week shortly.
PARIM is very fortunate to work closely with Doctors Manitoba to ensure that Residents are compensated fairly for the invaluable medical services they provide to Manitobans. To that end, Doctors Manitoba negotiates on PARIM’s behalf its Collective Agreement with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. It also provides advice and representation regarding the proper interpretation, application, and enforcement of the Collective Agreement.
PARO champions the issues that create the conditions for residents to be their best and ensure optimal patient care.
Our three strategic pillars are:
Optimal training, so that residents feel confident to succeed and competent to achieve excellence in patient care.
Optimal working conditions, so that residents enjoy working and learning in a safe, respectful and healthy environment.
Optimal transitions – into residency, through residency and into practice – so that residents are able to make informed career choices, have equitable access to practice opportunities, and acquire practice management skills for residency and beyond.
PARO members elect a 100 member General Council which elects a 12 member Board of Directors.