Western Paediatrics is home to approximately 40 highly accomplished paediatrics trainees who share the vision of providing excellence in paediatric care for the children of Southwestern Ontario.
As Program Director, one of the most fulfilling parts of my days is recognizing when residents are performing past the expectations they knew possible. Finding and fostering individual skill sets is a program priority. Curriculum and performance markers exist for expectations in research, education, and leadership,
Residency is supposed to be challenging. It is also meant to be extremely rewarding. Western Paediatrics is committed to promoting resilience and wellness in its resident group. Program Leadership maintains an open-door policy for each and every resident trainee. We teach beyond the CanMEDS medical expert role, including the need for an understanding and respect for oneself as a clinician.
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I consider myself lucky to work with such a committed and highly productive Residency Program Committee and Program Administration Team. I am privileged to know a group of residents who continuously surprise me with their
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Tamara Van Hooren, MD, FRCPC
Program Director, Postgraduate Paediatric Medicine