Parkland update – July 2020

Parkland Unit continues through rotations; this report ending period #13; completing the academic year.

Academic Days for period #11 focused on PGY2 SOO and SAMP preparation for CCFP exam. PGY1 residents work on scholarly activity.

Period #12 was youth & nutrition by Erin Stoesz, fever without pain by Dr. Kish, abdominal pain by Dr. Cavers and IUD contraception by Dr. Pernarowski.

Dr. Kish presented heart failure as well as pharmacare review. Shannon Telfer reviewed RACE.

Dr. du Toit did an NRP review on Friday morning and Dr. Sweetman completed sports-related injuries of the ankle and foot. Holly Reimer presented on craving change and the day was completed with Dr. Burnside presenting on CHF. All sessions held via ZOOM.

Our final academic day was completed on June 4 and 5, 2020. Erin Stoesz presented CVD & nutrition. Dr. Siraj presented on thyroid. The morning was reducing harm associated with substance abuse during COVID-19 by Shannon Telfer.

Dr. Gray presented transition to practice and forms. The group then split into two groups and completed Lyme disease toolkit with Dr. Kish and SIM-obstetrics with Dr. Kish.

R2s completed BLS and ACLS recertification on June 5 while R1s attend CPD: endocrinology day.

PGY2 presented their scholarly activity project on Thursday, May 31 locally (via Zoom). This was used as a “dress rehearsal” for their Monday, June 1 session.

Team meetings continue with strong attendance by the faculty and chief residents. Thoughtful discussion continues on the methods we can implement to continue to improve training at the Parkland Unit.

Dr. Carston (Brook) Ruffo was awarded Resident Spotlight Award for March 2020. This award recognizes residents who make important contributions while maintaining work/life balance.

Dr. Kish was honoured by the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada as one of 13 recipients of the society’s Rural Service Award. Congratulations!

Michelle Jubenvill celebrated 25 years with Prairie Mountain Health. The celebrations will be held later in the fall (they were postponed due to COVID-19).

As we finish our academic year, we met and reviewed the resident annual report and will incorporate the feedback as we plan for 2020/2021.

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