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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 Hamilton Resident Affairs Office is located in the Health Sciences Building, HSC 3N44 (Blue section). As we trial a hybrid work model, the office will be partially staffed Monday-Thursday from 8:30AM-4:30PM, and will be accessible for virtual support only on Fridays.

Resident Affairs Contacts

Dr. Catharine Munn
Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs
Email: munnc@mcmaster.ca
Location: HSC 3N44Book an appointment with Dr. Munn
Dr. Rosheen Grady
Director, Resident Affairs
Email: gradyr@mcmaster.ca
Dr. Sujay Patel
Director, Resident Affairs
Email: patel223@mcmaster.ca
Foluke Akinboyo, RP
Wellness Counsellor
Email: foluke.akinboyo@medportal.ca
Location: HSC 3N44 Book an appointment with Foluke
Brooke Luke
Resident Affairs Coordinator
Email: pgaffairs@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 x22979
Location: HSC 3N44
Jessica Johnstone
Resident Affairs Coordinator
Email: pgaffairs@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 x22979
Location: HSC 3N44
Dr. Aidan Jeffery
Director Resident Affairs
Email: aidan.jeffrey@medportal.ca
Phone: 905-378-5717 x1-6414
Location: Niagara Regional Campus Room 224B
Carol DeGiuli
Resident Affairs Assistant
Email: degiulic@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
Pauline Dawson
Resident Affairs Assistant
Email: dawsop2@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 519-885-5426 x21104
Location: 3019

Key Resources

Please review the chart, listing plenty of information on mental health resources : Summary of Resident Mental Health Resources

Find more information about support for urgent & non-urgent mental and physical health concerns by visiting the Learner In Distress website.

  • 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:

Please find review the Self-Help Resources that are available for you.

 

COVID-19 Wellness Resources