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The Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Saskatchewan (PAIRS) is the provincial health organization which represents Medical Residents. Governed by an elected Board of Directors, PAIRS is the official bargaining association and voice of Medical Residents in Saskatchewan.
Residents bring fresh ideas to the health care system, based on their current training and front line experience. In most major hospitals, a resident is the first physician a patient encounters when seeking care and often the last face the patient sees on discharge.

Notice of CAIR Special Meeting of Members

The Canadian Association of Internes and Residents (CAIR) will be holding
a special meeting of its members by teleconference on Monday, November 3,
2014 at 20:30 hours, Ottawa time.  The official
notice of the meeting, the special resolution and the proxy form were emailed to you last week.

The call-in number and participant code are included in the official
notice.

If you are unable to attend the teleconference, you are still able to vote
by assigning your proxy to a CAIR member who will be in attendance. Proxy
forms must be emailed to proxy2014@cair.ca. They will be accepted right
until the start of the Special Meeting.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesistate to contact the CAIR
Office at cair@cair.ca or 613-234-6448.

 

Immunization Clinics

Click here to find locations and times of Influenza Immunization Clinics in the Saskatoon Health Region.

 

 

 

Notification of Update to the Format Document for the Hematological Pathology Certification Examination

Please be advised that the document which describes the format of the
Royal College’s Hematological Pathology certification examination has
been updated.

The content of the examination is still based on the Objectives of
Training and the examination format document can be found at the following
here.

Note that candidates (ruled eligible) will be receiving their notice of
registration for the examination between November 2014 and January 2015.
 

Health Research Open House at the CLS: Saturday October 18th – Registration Information

Did you know it has been 10 years since Canada’s synchrotron opened?

Join us at “See the Light:  Health Research at the Canadian Light Source”

When: Saturday October 18th from 9:00 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Canadian Light Source

Who: Open to everyone!  This family friendly event is free of charge and handicapped accessible. Free parking will be available.

Advance Registration is required and space is limited.  To register, visit: http://artsandscience.usask.ca/news/e/4508/See_the_Light_Health_Research_at_the_Canadian_Light_Source

Want to hear about the latest and greatest health research happening there? Talk with young researchers and see where and how they use the synchrotron to study disease.  Take a tour! See 3D images of a human mummy with the amazing Anatomage table.  See a 3D printer in action!  Come early to make sure you have time to see everything.

This event is hosted by U. of S. CIHR-THRUST (Training in Health Research Using Synchrotron Techniques) which is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

 

REMINDER: CoM Merchandise Orders are Due Friday Oct 10 by Midnight

Check out http://imaginethatmedia.ca/medicine   This online store is a partnership between the CoM and the SMSS and features clothing, coffee mugs, water bottles and more! The store will be open to accept your order selections until October 10th by midnight, and all purchases will arrive in mid-November.

 

Purchases can be shipped to either Saskatoon or Regina.  Information on pick-up locations, dates and times will be shared later in October.  Please note: you will receive an email confirmation of your order from “Imagine That Notification” and charges on your credit card will appear from “Imagine That Media”.

 

Browse through the apparel and giftware options, make your selections and show your College of Medicine pride. Happy shopping!

 

Health Innovation 2014

Guest speakers include the President the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Chris Simpson, and the President of the  Canadian Nurses Association, Dr. Karima Velj, in addition to other high profile speakers.  Topics will include health innovation, technology and health, poverty and health, aboriginal/remote health, among other topics.  The registration is free for the event at https://www.picatic.com/healthinnovation2014 and includes a free lunch. 

It will be held in  E1150 Health Sciences Building in Saskatoon and video-conferenced to the Regina General Hospital.

Click here to for more information.

College of Medicine Merchandise Available for a Limited Time

You’ve asked for College of Medicine merchandise, so here it is!  Check out http://imaginethatmedia.ca/medicine   This online store is a partnership between the CoM and the SMSS and features clothing, coffee mugs, water bottles and more! The store will be open to accept your order selections from now until October 10th at midnight, and all purchases will arrive in mid-November.

 

If you’re interested in any of the clothing items, sizing samples will be available to try on as follows:

 

Saskatoon, the try on sessions will all take place in MUMPS during the following times:

  • Tuesday September 30 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday October 1 from 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Thursday October 2 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm

 

Regina, the try on sessions will take place in the Student Lounge:

  • Monday September 29 from 3:45 – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday September 30 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday October 1 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm

 

Purchases can be shipped to either Saskatoon or Regina.  Information on pick-up locations, dates and times will be shared later in October.  Please note: you will receive an email confirmation of your order from “Imagine That Notification” and charges on your credit card will appear from “Imagine That Media”.

 

Browse through the apparel and giftware options, make your selections and show your College of Medicine pride. Happy shopping!

 

What You Should Know About Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME)

The introduction of CBME in Canadian post-graduate medical education will have a significant impact on the training environment for residents. CAIR has developed a CBME Information Document to provide residents with key take-away messages on what residents can do to promote a successful transition to CBME and to ensure that the needs of residents are being met.  We encourage all residents to visit the websites of the Royal College and College of Family Physicians of Canada, to learn more.  The Royal College will be holding interactive sessions on CBME at the 2014 International Conference on Residency Education and free monthly webinars.  You can find more information about this on their website.

Mentoring is an Important Facet of Medical Education and Professional Development

CAIR has recently developed a Mentorship Commentary and Position Paper on Mentorship which highlights the great value placed on mentorship by residents, the importance of establishing a culture that values and promotes mentorship in residency and the contribution of mentoring to current and future career satisfaction. By raising awareness of the importance of mentorship in residency, CAIR hopes to improve the quality of the residency experience and we encourage all stakeholders involved in residency training programs to promote and establish a structured approach to mentorship in residency.

We encourage residents, who are attending the 2014 International Resident Leadership Summit, to join us on October 26th at the CAIR-led workshop on Mentoring: An Empowerment Tool to Motivate and Improve Skills in Residency.  This will be an interactive workshop presented by Dr. Jerry Maniate, Chief, Department of Medical Education & Scholarship, St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Toronto), Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Dr. Steve Hawrylyshyn, PGY 2, Family Medicine and Chair of the CPFC Section of Residents; and, Dr. Safiya Karim, PGY-4, Medical Oncology, University of Toronto, and 2013-14 CAIR Board of Directors member.