The SOGC Resident Committee __________________________________ The National Voice for OB/GYN Residents in Canada RESIDENT REPRESENTATION ON SOGC The SOGC Resident Committee The main goal of the committee is to provide a forum in which residents from across Canada can come together to express opinions and provide recommendations on issues affecting OB/GYN training. The committee is formed of 39 members: • 1 senior and 1 junior resident from each university form the core of the committee, allowing each university to be heard. • A medical student representative also present Did you know: The JM Committee is SOGC’s largest and most active committee! The SOGC Resident Committee The committee meets every month via teleconference calls and holds 2 face to face meetings every year. The committee offers: • • • • Numerous activities Awards Educational opportunities Useful resources Many of these resources can be found on the SOGC Website. The SOGC Resident Committee Sub-Committees: • ACM Planning Committee • Education • Resident Well-Being • Social Accountability • Communication/Website The SOGC Resident Committee Other opportunities to be involved… •Resident Committee Member representatives on SOGC SubCommittees or •On one of the following SOGC committees… OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS The Resident Committee Section of the SOGC News is called the… Each month this section features announcements, columns and university updates written by members of the committee. It also features the “Resident Life” column which facilitates discussion on various residency issues by publishing the results of regular resident polls. • At the SOGC Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM) • Sessions specifically for residents • Organized by the Resident Committee • Funding for 2 residents from each university to attend each year • At the SOGC Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM) • To provide medical students w the opportunity to learn about OBGYN residency programs across Canada • Resident representatives onsite to provide information and answer questions STUMP THE PROFESSOR • At the SOGC Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM) • Interesting and difficult OB/GYN cases submitted by residents • Presented to an expert panel of professors with the aim to “stump” the professors • Test the knowledge and expertise of the panel • Unique and entertaining session • Best Ob and best Gyne case presented Did you know: Both winners of “Stump the Professor” receive an award of $1000! ELECTIVE GRANTS 2 categories of elective grants intended to assist residents in pursuing elective training of at least 4 weeks duration #1 - Junior Member Elective Grants for residents pursuing electives of at least 4 weeks duration within Canada. #2 – Junior Member Elective grant in International Women’s Health for residents pursuing electives of at least 4 weeks duration in a developing country. The host institution also receives a $1000 donation from the SOGC. Online Resources Online Fellowship Guide/Directory A guide listing all available postgraduate training opportunities in Canada. Descriptions, application dates and contact information. Online Elective Guide/Directory List, contact information and tips on arranging residency electives in different provinces across Canada. Online Resource Library Provides direct links to a variety of educational websites, including other professional organizations. Online Landmark Articles Provides a direct link to all “Landmark Articles”. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT CARE Projects • Collaboration and Advocacy in Residency • Initiative of SOGC Resident Committee • To encourage residents to become involved in their communities • CanMEDS roles of Advocate and Collaborator • Award for best project each year at SOGC ACM • The goal is to have a project submitted by each residency program across the country • Due Date: May 1,2014 CARE Projects • This year. .. • POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION is the focus area for this year’s CARE Projects! • How to get started: • Meet with fellow residents • Brainstorm ideas for events/interventions to increase awareness about postpartum depression in your community • Refer to the CARE Project Cheat Sheet for more info (available from your friendly neighbourhood SOGC reps) • Execute project! • Submit CARE Project to SOGC by May 1, 2014 for a chance to win! The SOGC Resident Committee For more information on becoming a SOGC Junior Member or the SOGC Resident Committee, visit the SOGC website or contact the Resident Committee Coordinator. SOGC website: www.sogc.com Junior Member Committee Officer: Ms. Janie Poirier: [email protected] 1-800-561-2416 x 262 !