Residents Psyche – Resident Track at the CPA Conference 2019

Residents Psyche – Resident Track at the CPA Conference 2019

Resident Track at the CPA Conference 2019
By Dr. Amanda Degenhardt

Frustrated with the medical system? Want to advocate for better patient care or feel that some things are beyond your knowledge base? The CPA MIT Subcommittee has developed a resident track for the CPA Annual Conference that addresses these needs.

The program includes a leadership workshop on public policy and administration featuring CPA President-Elect, Dr. Georgina Zahirney and CPA Public Policy Chair, Dr. Manon Charbonneau. It will help residents understand political infrastructure and the physician’s role, translate policies and administrative tools into actions, and explain how the CPA can work with you to advance mental health issues in Canada.

Are you thinking outside the box of traditional psychiatric careers? Do you looking to optimize your career satisfaction? Learn how to put together the pieces of the leadership puzzle with speakers from all areas of psychiatry, including early career psychiatrist Dr. Marie-Claire Bourque, psychiatrist to the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team.

Other resident track sessions include workshops on transcultural psychiatry case-based formulation, female professional advancement, creating and maintaining work life balance, and another especially for international medical graduate residents.

In addition to workshops, your subcommittee has organized networking opportunities, a resident social, a trivia competition and an annual general meeting for residents.

Join us in Quebec City to learn and participate in shaping the future for psychiatry residents.

Stay tuned for details and times on all these events which will be shared via your resident representatives and the CPA residents’ Facebook page.

/ Residents Psyche