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FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Postgraduate Medical Education

Resident Affairs

The mission of the Resident Affairs Office is to ensure the success of residents and fellows by promoting wellness and resilience and by helping address issues of concern in their professional and personal lives.

 

Resident Affairs provides confidential support for all residents and fellows, and assists Learners as they manage issues with or within their program, hospital, university or home. They will act as an advocate, and will support or represent the Learner requiring work place accommodations or further support.

The Resident Affairs Office is confidential, functioning at an arm’s length to the PGME office, Program Directors, and hospital administration. Learners may contact the office at any time.

Resident Affairs during COVID-19
The Resident Affairs Team will be working remotely as of Monday, March 16, 2020. Appointments are still available via phone or video call. Please book on our website: Please contact us if you have any questions: pgaffairs@mcmaster.ca

COVID-19 Wellness Resources

Key Resident Affairs Support at McMaster Sites

 

 

Dr. John Miller
Director Resident Affairs
Email: jmiller@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 x22833
Location: HSC 3N44

Lisa Giles
Wellness Counsellor
Email: gilesl2@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 x20203
Location: HSC 3N44

Brooke Luke
Resident Affairs Coordinator
Email: pgaffairs@mcmaster.ca
Phone:905-525-9140 x22979
Location: HSC 3N44

 

Dr. Aidan Jeffery
Director Resident Affairs
Email: draidanjeffery@gmail.com
Phone: 905-378-5717 x1-6414
Location: Niagara Regional Campus Room 224B
Barbara Kidd
Resident Affairs Assistant
Email: kiddb@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-378-5717 x1-6414
Location: Niagara Regional Campus Room 224B

 

Dr. Kathleen Nolan,
Director Resident Affairs
Email: nolank2@mcmaster.ca
Phone:226-971-2940; 519-885-5426 x21122
Location: 3019
Christina Chan
Resident Affairs Assistant
Email: chanc77@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 519-885-5426 x21104
Location: 3019

Institution Supports

  • Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) is the official representative voice for Ontario’s doctors in training, with the mandate of advocating on behalf of its members and optimizing the training and working experience of trainees. 24/7 confidential helpline: 1-866-HELP-DOC (1-866-435-7362) for emergency or urgent matters, as well as for referral to resources on a variety of issues. Resource to note:
  • OMA Physician Health Program (OMA-PHP) provides confidential advice, preliminary assessment, intervention coordination, and referral for counselling and clinical services to trainees and their family members. They will assist with issues such as stress, burnout, marital and family issues, substance abuse or dependency, conduct or behavioural problems, sexual boundary issues, gambling, and mental health. Confidential helpline (M-F 8:45am-5:00pm): 1-800-851-6606. Resource to note: