PAIRS...

The doctors of tomorrow, today.

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.
     

New Board of Directors

Announcing the new 2015-2016 PAIRS Board of Directors!

 

President
Amanda Kleisinger

Vice President
Jonathan Dean

Past President
Lei Xia

Secretary Treasurer
Guillaume Leclair

Chief Negotiator
Jason Denis

Assistant Negotiator
Aaron Daters

Member at Large
Eddie Liu

Member at Large
Matthew Nicholson

Member at Large
Kathryn Whittemore

Faculty Council Representative
Crystal Burant

Faculty Council Representative
Mark Elliot

Faculty Council Representative
Joseph Kim

Faculty Council Representative
Sarah Schmid

PGME Committee Representative
Daniel Altman

PGME Committee Representative
Paige Drever

PGY1 Representative
Kylie Riou

Saskdocs Representative
Simon Adams

SHR Practitioner Advisory Representative
Sheev Dattani

SMA Representative
Neil Kalra

SMA Representative
Chelsea Wilgenbusch

Wellness Representative
Kayla Flood

Wellness Representative
Rochelle Jalbert

 

 

 

Nominees for PAIRS Board of Directors

This is the final list of candidates for the PAIRS Board of Directors 2015-2016. All PAIRS members may vote at our AGM on Thursday, August 13th beginning at 5:30 pm.

Vice President (1 position)

  • Jonathan Dean, Internal Medicine, PGY2

Secretary Treasurer (1 position)

  • Guillaume Leclair, Pediatrics, PGY2

Member at Large (3 positions)

  • Daniel Altman, Internal Medicine, PGY2
  • Jonathan Dean, Internal Medicine, PGY2
  • Sheev Dattani, General Surgery, PGY4
  • Neil Kalra, Diagnostic Radiology, PGY2
  • Guillaume Leclair, Pediatrics, PGY2
  • Eddie Liu, Internal Medicine, PGY1
  • Josh Nero, Internal Medicine, PGY1
  • Matthew Nicholson, Internal Medicine, PGY2
  • Nikki Rewuski, General Surgery, PGY4
  • Sarah Schmid, General Surgery, PGY2
  • Katherine Whittemore, Internal Medicine, PGY3

PGMEC Reps (2 positions)

  • Daniel Altman, Internal Medicine, PGY2
  • Crystal Burant, General Surgery, PGY3
  • Sheev Dattani, General Surgery, PGY4
  • Paige Drever, Obstetrics and Gynecology, PGY3
  • Matthew Nicholson, Internal Medicine, PGY2
  • Sarah Schmid, General Surgery, PGY2
  • Katherine Whittemore, Internal Medicine, PGY3

Faculty Council Reps (4 positions)

  • Simon Adams, General Surgery, PGY3
  • Crystal Burant, General Surgery, PGY3
  • Mark Elliot, Internal Medicine, PGY1
  • Joseph Kim, Internal Medicine, PGY3
  • Eddie Liu, Internal Medicine, PGY1
  • Josh Nero, Internal Medicine, PGY1
  • Matthew Nicholson, Internal Medicine, PGY2
  • Sarah Schmid, General Surgery, PGY2
  • Katherine Whittemore, Internal Medicine, PGY3

SMA Reps (2 positions)

  • Crystal Burant, General Surgery, PGY3
  • Sheev Dattani, General Surgery, PGY4
  • Neil Kalra, Diagnostic Radiology, PGY2
  • Eddie Liu, Internal Medicine, PGY1
  • Chelsea Wilgenbusch, Family Medicine, PGY1

PGY1 Rep (1 position)

  • Mark Elliot, Internal Medicine, PGY1
  • Kayla Flood, Pediatrics, PGY1
  • Stefan Kojic, Anesthesia, PGY1
  • Kyle Murray, Internal Medicine, PGY1
  • Josh Nero, Internal Medicine, PGY1
  • Kylie Riou, Psychiatry, PGY1

Wellness Reps (2 positions)

  • Simon Adams, General Surgery, PGY3
  • Kayla Flood, Pediatrics, PGY1
  • Rochelle Jalbert, Internal Medicine, PGY1
  • Eddie Liu, Internal Medicine, PGY1

saskdocs Rep (1 position)

  • Simon Adams, General Surgery, PGY3
  • Crystal Burant, General Surgery, PGY3
  • Eddie Liu, Internal Medicine, PGY1
  • Sarah Schmid, General Surgery, PGY2

SHR PAC Rep (1 position)

  • Sheev Dattani, General Surgery, PGY4
  • Sarah Schmid, General Surgery, PGY2

 

 

Locations for Thursday’s AGM

Videoconferencing will be provided for the AGM in the following locations:

 

Saskatoon: SaskTel Theatre at RUH

Regina: RGH Classroom

Moose Jaw: Family Medicine Room

Prince Albert: Victoria Hospital Room 418

Swift Current: CRH Education

North Battleford: Clinic

La Ronge: Clinic

 

 

Nominations for Board of Directors Now Open!

PAIRS Annual General Meeting on August 13th

When: Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 5:30pm

Where: SaskTel Theatre in Royal University Hospital with video conferencing to La Ronge, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Swift Current (rooms TBD)

At the AGM, the Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 academic year will be elected, voting on bylaw changes will occur and the financials will be presented.

Nominations close on Tuesday, August 11th. For full details of the nomination process and the positions currently available on the PAIRS Board of Directors click here. Please nominate yourself or someone else by emailing pairs.sk@usask.ca.

We will be voting electronically using Poll Everywhere software. Please download the free Poll Everywhere app for Apple or Android to your device prior to the meeting.

For catering purposes, please RSVP by emailing pairs.sk@usask.ca no later than Friday, August 7th.

 

 

Winners of PAIRS Teaching Excellence Award

And the winners are…

2015 Winners of the Excellence in Teaching Award

PAIRS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards. Residents nominated 13 teachers this year, and the committee has chosen 7 winners who best exemplified the key attributes of quality of teaching, interest and rapport in teaching residents, positive role modeling, enthusiasm and commitment to the teaching of residents.

This year’s recipients of the PAIRS Excellence in Teaching Award are:

  • Dr. Nadim Lalani, Emergency Medicine, Saskatoon
  • Dr. Duane Lichtenwald, Dermatology, Saskatoon
  • Dr. Jose Lopez, Cardiology, Saskatoon
  • Dr. Almereau Prollius, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saskatoon
  • Dr. Bonnie Richardson, Internal Medicine, Regina
  • Dr. François Roussouw, Emergency Medicine, Prince Albert
  • Dr. Eben Strydom, Family Medicine, Melfort

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you for your dedication to excellence!

 

 

Resident Wellness Day 2015

Join us Thursday, May 21st at 5:00 pm to celebrate and learn more about Resident Wellness.

Please check your inbox for your event invitation sent via Event Brite to RSVP.

Saskatoon: HS 1130, Regina: LC Conference Room, PA: Victoria Hospital Room 418, Swift Current: CRH Education, Moose Jaw: FM Room

 

 

Important Info! Capacity Limits for MCCQE Part II

Capacity Limits for the Fall 2015 MCCQE Part II are being introduced. When registration for the fall session opens in May 2015, candidates will be able to register until the limit for their group is reached, after which point, candidates will be able to request to be added to a pre-registration list for the next session. Those on the pre-registration list will be provided the option of registering for the Spring 2016 MCCQE Part II before general registration opens.

For further information explaining why capacity limits are being introduced, how the caps will be applied and application information, please view the FAQ on the MCC website.

For more information on the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II, click here.

 

 

PAIRS President-Elect 2015-2016

Amanda Kleisinger

Amanda Kleisinger

Thank you to everyone who voted! The results are in and Amanda Kleisinger is the new President-Elect. She will officially take office as PAIRS President at our AGM in August 2015.