Resident Leadership Day - new this year!
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The SOGC and APOG have co-developed a one-day program specifically tailored to the needs and interests of ob/gyns in training. The Resident Leadership Day will offer residents an opportunity to interact with Canada’s leading ob/gyn experts, as well as peers from medical programs across the country.
In the morning session, Setting Up for Success, residents will gain practical advice to prepare for their future careers as ob/gyns. Guest speakers will present Little BIG Talks on career preparation, career advice, resume building, and practice management. These talks will be followed by a rotation of round table discussions in smaller groups, allowing participants to ask their questions directly to experts who have already seen the path to success in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.
In the afternoon, residents will have a choice between two hands-on courses focused on topics that are essential to building a career in ob/gyn – laparoscopy and ultrasound. These hands-on courses are designed specifically to meet the educational needs of residents and are an excellent opportunity to get feedback from experts and to practice vital techniques.
Dr. Jennifer Blake MD FRCSC
Dr. Jennifer Blake is Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). She is an experienced physician and respected leader who has facilitated major organizational change in both hospital and academic sectors.
During her 30-year medical career, Dr. Blake has held several clinical, academic and leadership roles, including Chief of obstetrics and gynaecology and Head of women's health at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Chief of pediatric gynaecology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Undergraduate Dean of McMaster University's medical school. She has also served as professor and associate chair at the University of Toronto, as well as head of pediatric gynaecology for the school.
Dr. Blake brings a national perspective to her work from her experience with the SOGC, the Medical Council of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada, and the Canadian Foundation for Women's Health.
Dr. Blake has a bachelor of science from the University of Waterloo, and from McMaster University a medical degree and a master's in health research methodology. In 2011, Dr. Blake was identified as one of the top 25 women of influence in Canada.
1. I do not have an affiliation (financial or otherwise) with a pharmaceutical, medical device or communications organization.
2. I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. "off-label" use of medication).