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The Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Saskatchewan (PAIRS) is the official voice of resident doctors training in Saskatchewan. Governed by an elected Board of Directors, PAIRS advocates for residency training and education in the province, and is the official bargaining association for the resident collective agreement.
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. PAIRS members are post-graduate residents doctors training for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in one of their recognized specialty or sub-specialty programs.
     

Nominations are now open for the position of RDoC Board Member for Saskatchewan

Nominations are now being accepted for the position of Resident Doctors of Canada Board Member for Saskatchewan. The term will run from June 2017 to June 2018, with the option to run for a second year.

To be eligible to run for this position, you must be a PAIRS resident, training during the 2017-2018 academic year. A description of the role can be found here.

You may nominate yourself or someone else (with their consent) by contacting the PAIRS office at pairs.sk@usask.caNominations close at noon on Monday, April 24.  The election will be held online on April 26th & 27th. More details on the online election process will be sent to your inbox.

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Guillaume Leclair!

 

Announcing the PAIRS President-Elect for 2017-2018!

Congratulations to Dr. Guillaume Leclair!

Guillaume Leclair is the President-Elect for 2017-2018! He will assume the role of PAIRS President at our AGM in August 2017. Until then, he will continue in his role as Secretary Treasurer and work with our current President, Dr. Jonathan Dean, to handover responsibilities.

Thank you to all who voted in our election! Stay tuned for details about the upcoming Resident Doctors of Canada Representative for Saskatchewan election in April, and the election for PAIRS Board of Directors in August.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Zafrina Poonja, winner of the RDoC Puddester Award for Resident Wellness!

Resident Doctors of Canada announced its 2016-2017 award recipients on March 22. Among this year’s winners is Dr. Zafrina Poonja, a PGY3 in Emergency Medicine at Royal University Hospital.  See full article on all recipients here.

Reminder: Call for Nominations for PAIRS President Now Open!

Nominations are now being accepted for the position of PAIRS President. The term officially begins at the close of the Annual General Meeting in August 2017 and ends in August 2018.

To be eligible to run for the position, you must be a PAIRS resident, training during the 2017-2018 academic year. Previous experience on the PAIRS Board of Directors is preferred, as a solid knowledge and understanding of PAIRS operations is required in order to lead the Board of Directors. Additional experience in leadership roles is an asset. All candidates are asked to submit a one page biography which will be posted online for all voters to review prior to the election. A description of the role of PAIRS President can be found here. Please contact our office to nominate yourself or someone else (with their consent) or if you would like more information.

Nominations close on Monday, March 27, 2017. The election will be held online on March 29 & 30. More details on the election process will be sent to everyone in the coming weeks.

Click here for an updated list of candidates.