Incoming Residents Updates
This page is designed to ensure all of our incoming residents are aware of updated plans for Orientation, how the PGME Office is preparing to support residents around potential issues of self-isolation, scheduling and housing.
Your safety and wellness
We continue to monitor and support the health and wellbeing of our current residents and the same will be true for you as well. In this regard, we encourage you to review our current NOSM COVID 19 information page for residents. You will see we work closely with PARO, the PGME Resident Wellness Office and the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada to ensure resident interests are protected. We care about you.
Part of your orientation this year will include information about safety when working in this pandemic. It is the commitment of NOSM and all our clinical care partners that you will have the appropriate personal protective equipment for your work and that you know how to use it. The safety of all our health care workers is paramount.
Your PARO-CAHO Collective Agreement will provide you with pregnancy and maternity leave. Out of caution, the Wellness office is offering restrictions from certain types of clinical work for pregnant residents due to a potential increased risk of severe COVID disease. You can review your PARO contact here.
While there is so much going on around you during this time, please don’t forget to take care of yourself! Reach out to friends and family to maintain the important relationships to you. Exercise and eat well. Take time to do the things that bring you joy and fulfillment.
Contact Wellness Lead Clinician Dr. Dellavedova at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact your Wellness Coordinator Jaimy at: email@example.com
PGME Office Contact
If you have questions we haven’t answered, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you an answer as soon as we can.
PGME Welcome Guide
In addition, we have created a welcome guide for all our incoming residents that has information for you about the NOSM units as well as third party organizations that are here to help you during your residency.