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. Chandrew Rajakumar MD
After a bachelor of Engineering Sciences in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Rajakumar completed a Doctorate in Medicine and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Western University. This was followed by a 2-yr fellowship through the AAGL in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery with a special focus on endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain as well as a fellowship in Simulation and Medical Education at the Department of Innovation in Medical Education, University of Ottawa. Currently, Dr. Rajakumar is the Section Head of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the University of Calgary. His focus is complex surgery performed endoscopically, endometriosis, uterine disorders and chronic pain. Additionally, he manages the outpatient hysteroscopy and minor surgery program at South Health Campus and is the Major Gyn/Benign Gyn Lead for the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program for the province of Alberta.
I have a relationship with a for-profit and/or a not-for-profit organization to disclose:
- Direct financial payments including receipt of honoraria: Hologic, AbbVie, Allergan, Ethicon
- Membership on advisory boards or speakers’ bureaus: Hologic
- Funded grants or clinical trials: Bayer, AbbVie, Allergan
I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. “off-label” use of medication).