Welcome from the Section President
Dear paediatric residents and medical students,
Welcome to the official Resident’s section webpage! My name is Amelia Kellar and I am thrilled to serve as the President of the Resident’s section for 2018-2019. Nikytha Antony, the section’s Vice President, and I, have many exciting goals for this year.
But first, a little about me- I am currently a third year Paediatric resident at the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) in Toronto, ON. Prior to this, I attended medical school at the University of Calgary, where I am excited to be returning to in July 2019 for my fellowship in Paediatric Gastroenterology! I was fortunate to serve as the Resident section Vice President last year and the HSC representative in my first of year of residency. CPS is an incredible organization and resource for residents and I hope to help ensure that the section’s members and members at large are aware of and can take full advantage of their membership.
As a Section, our main goal is to promote the health of children and youth through education and advocacy. Along with this, my role includes advocating for all Canadian Paediatric residents at the CPS board level and promoting initiatives which serve the needs of residents. This year, we will be continuing our commitment to the resident advocacy projects and I look forward to hearing about the successes of your amazing projects occurring across the country. Our goals over the next few years will be to focus on:
- child and youth advocacy
- career counseling and transition to practice for residents
- educational initiatives and exam preparation
- resident wellness
I look forward to serving you as section President this year and I hope to meet many of you in person at the annual conference in Toronto in June.
Amelia Kellar, MSc, MD
Residents' Section President, 2018-2019