The Department of Emergency Medicine offers a five-year residency program for those who wish to pursue a career in academic emergency medicine. Our program is nationally recognized and is highly successful in attracting top candidates each year. As one of the first Emergency Medicine residency programs in Canada, our curriculum has been carefully developed and refined to offer our residents an outstanding educational experience.
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The Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen's University is proud to offer a five-year residency program in Emergency Medicine, fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Our program has an excellent national reputation which has allowed us to attract the top medical student candidates every year. Our residents come from across the country and choose Queen's Emergency Medicine because of its many strengths, including:
Our residents are fortunate to see a high volume, high acuity, and wide variety of patients which is necessary to become competent specialist Emergency physicians. This includes a high pediatric volume.
Our faculty members are committed to the success of our program. They share a passion for teaching and are incredibly supportive of our residents. Over the last three years, we have welcomed an enthusiastic group of new, young, and talented faculty members with expertise in Critical Care Medicine, Education, Toxicology, Clinical Epidemiology, Ultrasound, Disaster Medicine, and Global Health.
There is expertise in patient simulation at Queen's. Our residents frequently use the new Clinical Simulation Centre, a state-of-the-art facility featuring four simulation labs for high fidelity mannequin scenarios including a complete operating room and two emergency rooms. Our residents and faculty are also active participants in the Simulation Olympics.
Our Department offers the Annual National Review Course in Emergency Medicine, an exam preparation course offered to all PGY5 residents.
Balanced Life Style
We place a heavy emphasis on well-being and resident wellness. The creation of a balanced lifestyle for faculty and residents which celebrates their interests is a major strength of our program.
Due to the smaller size of our academic centre, faculty and residents from all disciplines get to know each other personally and collaborate well in educational, clinical, and administrative areas. Our residents are a cohesive group who enjoy each others' company and have created an active social atmosphere.
The City of Kingston is continually ranked as one of the best places to work and live in Canada. Our residents are happy here and enjoy its high quality of life, abundant attractions, and lower cost of living.
I hope that you will take this opportunity to learn more about our program. If you have any questions about Emergency Medicine at Queen's, please do not hesitate to contact us. I look forward to hearing from you!
Jaelyn Caudle, MD, FRCPC
Postgraduate Program Director
The lifestyle of a resident in Kingston is unique in Canada. With the 2 acute-care hospitals located close together, almost all of our residents live within walking distance of work. Conveniently, it's also walking distance from the downtown core, where we often end up unwinding with staff and fellow residents after evening shifts for an (in)famous code-brew. This really highlights one of the most attractive qualitites of being a resident in the Queen's Emergency Medicine program: the collegiality. From the very start of your training you'll develop close personal relationships with staff and colleagues, that we pride ourselves on maintaining throughout and after residency. The setting is also idyllically located on the Lake Ontario waterfront (the 1974 Montreal Olympics held their sailnig events in Kingston for a reason) and just a few kilometers away from some of the best cycling in the province. Kingston is a beautiful, historic city, ideally suited to resident life.
Academically, we pride our pgoram on its small size and clinical excellence. We're a national leader in academic emergency medicine and were the first to pioneer the Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) format for resident training. Shifts at both our Emergency Department (KGH) and Urgent Care Center (HDH) are always 1-to-1 with supportive staff physicians, who are renowned for their excellent bedside teaching. The size of the program also fosters close academic and professional relationships between residents, staff, and allied healthcare workers who are all excited to help each other succeed. Jaelyn Caudle, the program director, is tremendously supportive and constantly working to enhance our experience. The family-like atmosphere at Queen's is hard to put into words, but the support, kindness, and learning that we are lucky enough to be a part of would be difficult to match.
As with all programs this year, a lot of our social events had to be put on hold, and electives had to be cancelled or rescheduled. If you're interested in being a resident here, we'd love to hear from you.
- the heads
Queen’s University Emergency Medicine is at the forefront of clinical research and education. We proudly retain some of Canada’s first emergency medicine physician specialists and benefit from their wisdom, knowledge and expertise. With these individuals, and a bright, energetic group of new faculty and superb resident group, we are able to provide one of the most comprehensive and diverse teaching programs in the country.
We are a major research centre, with a very active and well funded group of primary and collaborative investigators. The faculty team has a considerable range of secondary interests that are complementary to emergency medicine. We have physicians in our faculty who have Master’s degrees in Medical Education and in Clinical Epidemiology, fellowships in medical toxicology, critical care, ED bedside ultrasound, public health and disaster planning and expertise in sports medicine. Our department boasts an internationally recognized Injury Research Group and can provide opportunities in international health, cruise ship medicine, pre-hospital care and high-level administrative responsibilities. Some faculty members have focused their secondary interests on clinical procedures and best practice protocols.
We offer a flexible schedule with plenty of elective time to pursue and realize your personal interests and career goals. Despite the rigorous academic schedule, your colleagues have traditionally enjoyed spending time together outside of the hospital during social events or through such activities as cycling, windsurfing, golf, kayaking, triathlons and a range of winter sports.
Our small size fosters close working relationships with physicians and staff in all specialties and sub-specialties within the system. Moreover, the ability to interact with the small group of professionals time and again enhances our strong sense of community and family.
Dr. Amy Burton
Amy is one of the many imported Newfoundlanders in the department. Prior to pursuing medicine, she indulged her creative side through a career in marketing. These days she keeps her creative side alive through music, cooking and fashion. Other loves include her english bulldog, travel and fly fishing.
Dr. Andrew Helt
I am the eldest of 5 siblings, grew up in Moose Factory before moving to an even smaller town in central Ontario, consider myself an amateur astronomy enthusiast and love the outdoors. I have played water polo at the varsity level throughout undergrad, medical school and now residency. You'll also be hard pressed to find me turn down kicking around a soccer ball or, really, a pickup game of any sort. I am also an avid back-county camper and am always up for a good canoe or gack packting trip.
In the academic world, I have a keen interest in teaching and critical care, both of which I am continuing to pursue through a critical care fellowship here at Queen's.
If you run into me in the hospital feel free to make fun of my Leaf's, talk to me about the most epic book series of all time (Wheel of Time) or the best movies series of all time, Star Wars.
Dr. Kirsten Litke
Dr. Christopher Meyer
Born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario, I completed my BSc Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University and remained in Waterloo for medical school, training at the McMaster University Waterloo Regional Campus. I’ve joined the Queen’s University FRCP Emergency Medicine Residency family in 2016 and couldn’t be happier.
When I’m not in the hospital, you can find me enjoying the beautiful outdoors hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, snowboarding, back country camping or paddling. Spending a crisp morning on the river fly fishing, a warm afternoon climbing or a cool evening lakeside on a patio are my ideas of a perfect day off. I love to travel locally, nationally and internationally and immerse myself in the local culture, cuisine and wilderness..
My academic interests surround utilization of ultrasound, resuscitation, acute pain management and medical education.
Dr. James Ahlin
James is originally from Toronto and completed undergrad and medical school at Queen's and Wester respectively. After a couple of years of General Surgery residency he saw the light and transferred to Emergency Medicine.
Clinically, he has interests in medical education and critical care. Outside the hospital he can be found climbing and spending as much time outside as possible.
He has also been known to hangout in front of neutral coloured back drops (see photo to the left).
Dr. Taylor Oliver
Taylor was born and raised in the lush utopia of Saskatoon. It took undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Saskatchewan before he could be pried to the far reaches of Kingston where he discovered that lakes weren't only vacation destinations. In the Emergency Department he has interest in ultrasound and addictions medicine. Taylor spends his free time on the soccer pitch, convincing people to play board games, or pretending he's on MasterChef (despite suboptimal execution).
Dr. Casey Petrie
Casey hails from Whitby, Ontario, and has been at Queen's since he left high school. Medical interests include resuscitation and pain management. Notable accomplishments: "I'm pretty tall, and my parents have a cool dog". Notable skills: "again I'm pretty tall, and I can eat a lot at one time".
Dr. Paul Prochazka
Paul comes to Queens after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Windsor and his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario.
When not studying he can be found enjoying low-adrenaline sports such as drinking coffee, hiking, and golf. Settling into his old spirit he has recently taken up squash and casual bicycling.
Academic interests include critical care and medical education.
Dr. John Van Tuyl
After experimenting with mechanical engineering as an undergrad at Queen's and as a graduate student at McMaster, John saw the light and came to medicine. He completed his medical degree in Calgary, and spent an inordinate amount of time hiking, scrambling, and camping with his partner in the mountains. He still tries to engineer things, and has an interest in medical device development.
Dr. Melissa Bouwsema
A born and raised Alberta girl, Melissa started her university career with a Bachelor of Gym Class (aka Bachelor of Physical Education) at the University of Alberta prior to venturing to the distant south of Calgary for medical school. Despite overwhelming pressure from both fan bases, she miraculously remained neutral in the Oilers vs Flames debate during her years in the west.
Dr. Amar Chakraborty
Amar grew up in exotic GTA. He likes reading, soccer, food (eating more than cooking), critical care medicine and toxicology.
In order to maintain the elusion of being from a faraway land (GTA), he takes pictures with green things and water in the background.
Dr. Taylor Nikel
Taylor is a current resident in the FRCPC Emergency Medicine program at Queen’s. He took on the resuscitation fellowship in hopes of developing skills in leadership, crisis resource management, and resuscitative POCUS. His academic interests include resuscitation, point of care ultrasound, and critical care. Outside of the medicine, Taylor enjoys cycling, running, and cheering for his hometown Edmonton Oilers!
Dr. Evan Russell
I was raised in the village of Oakwood Ontario before moving to London Ontario to complete my Bachelor of Medical Science and Master's of Pharmacology & Toxicology at The University of Western Ontario. After working as a lab manager for a few years, I came to Kingston in 2014 to attend Queen's Medicine, and subsequently was fortunate to join the Queen's Emerg crew in 2018. I have a strong interest in academic medicine, and specific career goals are being actively explored.
Dr. Nathaniel Walker
Dr. Emma Duchesne
Born and raised in Gatineau, Quebec, Emma completed her medical school at the University of Ottawa in the French stream. She is very excited to soon call herself a Kingstonian and is looking forward to being part of the wonderful team at Queen's. With the new opportunity to live so close to water, she hopes to become a kayaking expert by the end of her FRCP residency.
Throughout medical school, her interests have included Medical Education and Forensic Emergency Medicine, as well as mentoring. When she is not studying, you can find Emma cross-county skiing, binge-watching horror movies or cooking some vegetarian delicacies. if you see her in the hospital corridors, be sure to share some pet photos!
Dr. Connor Inglis
Connor was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario where he completed his undergraduate studies at Lakehead University followed by his medical studies at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Knowing how much he enjoys being near water, he is excited for his new adventures in Kingston and of course, is thrilled to be part of the emergency medicine team at Queen's.
In his spare time, he enjoys snowboarding, camping, drinking coffee, and is anxiously waiting for the Minnesota Vikings to win a Super Bowl.
His academic interests include medical education, prehospital care, and critical care
Dr. Janie O'Leary
Janie is a Newfoundland native who previously completed her undergraduate and medical studies at Memorial University. She visited Kingston during elective season and immediately fell in love with the city. Friendly people, close proximity to water, and a surprising number of East Coasters in the department made Queen's EM feel like a natural fit for residency.
Janie is excited to make Kingston her home away from home and further explore the field of Emergency Medicine. So far she has developed an interest in medical education and critical care.
In her spare time she enjoys travelling, hiking, playing basketball and softball, and watch an embarrassing amount of TV.
Dr. Matthew Piaseczy
Matt was born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario and completed his undergrad and a Master's at Western before heading to med school at the University of Toronto. After enduring blood pressure raising traffic for the last four years, he is thrilled to call Kingston home and to be close to water!
In his spare time, you can catch im cheering on his beloved Leafs and Jays, hiking, camping, snapping photos, working on cars, or brewing beer.
Matt's academic interests include trauma, medical education, and teaching.
Dr. Ceire Storey
Ceire was born and rasied in Moncton, NB. She complated her undergraduate degree at Dalhouse University before heading to the Rock to get screeched and pursue medical school at Memorial University.
While on elective, Ceire fell in love with Kingston's east coast feel and hte welcoming Queen's EM team, and knew this was the perfect fit.
Her academic interests include inner-city health and addictions medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys trvelling, reading (a weird amount of WWII books), afternoons at Costco, and sipping non-carbonated drinks on patios.
Dr. Elenor Henry
Elenor was born and raised in Toronto before heading east to attend school at Mount Allison University. After finishing up in Sackville, she returned home for med school at UofT. She is thrilled to be moving (slightly) east again to start her emergency medicine residency at Queen's!
Outside of medicine, Elenor enjoys soccer, travelling, skiing, and singing non-stop (much to the chagrin of her four younger siblings).
Academic interests are still to be determined.”
Dr. Tiahna Warkentin
Tiahna was born and raised in the Niagara Region with a brief adventure living in South Asia. She completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology at Queen's University followed by medical school at the University of Toronto and is absolutely thrilled to call Kingston home once again!
In her spare time, she enjoys paddling, yoga, board games, and most of all, travelling. Her acdemic interests include geriatric emergency medicine and global health.
Dr. Kimberly Vella
Originally from Georgetown, Ontario, Kim completed her undergraduate degree at Western before heading out east for grad school at Dal. She fell in love with the city of Kingston during medical school at Queen’s and is excited to join the Queen’s Emerg team. So far in her training, she has developed an interest in medical education and critical care.
In her spare time, you can find her exploring new hiking trails, paddling, hoarding cookbooks or cheering on the Maple Leafs.
Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) are partners in the Southeastern Ontario Health Sciences Centre (SEOHSC), a joint healthcare delivery system composed of Kingston’s top healthcare providers. Other partners include Queen’s University, Providence Continuing Care Centre (St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital and the Mental Health Site), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Community Care Access Centre and Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Health Unit. Together, the SEOHSC is able to provide unprecedented advanced and comprehensive care to our region.
KGH is Kingston’s oldest and largest hospital, opening its doors in 1838. KGH is a 452-bed major tertiary care referral facility for Southeastern Ontario located across the street from Lake Ontario. It has a 24-hour emergency care unit, designated trauma centre and receives emergencies flown in by helicopter to our helipad.
Hotel Dieu has been open since 1845 and is the Ambulatory Outpatient Teaching Hospital for SEOHSC. It houses an Urgent Care Centre that is complementary to the Kingston General Emergency Department.
The Queen's Emergency Medicine Program is one of the oldest EM training programs in Canada. Our graduates include leaders at the forefront of academic clinical and subspecialty EM. With these individuals along with a bright energetic group of faculty and superb resident group, we provide one of the most comprehensive and diverse teaching programs in the country.
Our program is committed to providing educational and clinical excellence. Upon completion of the program, graduates have specialist level skills in all aspects of emergency care and are well prepared for academic, advocacy and leadership roles in emergency medicine.
The program is rigorous, enjoyable and compassionate. We embrace diversity and teamwork and value the community we form with our patients, their families and our medical and allied health colleagues. We aim to create a culture of support and mentorship in which our residents enjoy working and learning.
I hope you will take this opportunity to learn more about our program. If you have any questions about Queen's EM plesae do not hesitate to contact us. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Our residents have an opportunity to pursue electives in subspecialty/academic areas in Emergency Medicine at all stages of the residency program and discuss career planning early in their program with the Program Director and other faculty members. Residents in our program have completed and are pursuing training in the following subspecialty areas in Emergency Medicine:
- Medical Education
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- International Emergency Medicine
- Critical Care Medicine
- Sports Medicine
- Medical Simulation
- Emergency Medicine Ethics
Up to 12 months of training are available to residents to pursue the above academic and career interests.
The Department of Emergency Medicine values research and scholarly work. There are numerous faculty members with graduate training in clinical epidemiology and several other faculty and administrators dedicated to support resident research. We also have a team of research nurses present in both Emergency Departments available to assist residents with clinical research projects.
Our Department has several established areas of research expertise which residents can readily become involved with and these include: Toxicology, Clinical Decision Rules, Injury Surveillance, Emergency Department Ultrasound, Procedural Sedation, Syndrome Surveillance, Trauma, and Medical Education.
All FRCPC Emergency Medicine residents have access to a novel online research training curriculum, which is completed in the first-year of the residency program. This eight module series covers topics including:
- Developing a research question
- Searching the literature
- Critical appraisal skills
- Study designs
- Basic statistics
- Clinical decision rules
- Research resources at KGH and Queen’s University
Each module is followed by a tutorial session with an emergency medicine faculty member active in clincial research.
In the second year of the residency program, trainees complete a critically appraised topic on a research question of their choosing. Support is provided by faculty members and the resident writes up their project and presents it at our annual research day.
The senior years of the residency program offer the trainee the opportunity to reinforce their research knowledge and skills by developing their own research project, again supported by an emergency medicine faculty member. Residents will be supported with departmental funds to attend conferences to present their research work. There is also an option to take one or more elective blocks for research activities.
FRCPC residents will take the lead in organizing the department’s monthly Journal Club by selecting and presenting a recent article from the Emergency Medicine literaure. Journal Club sessions are hosted at faculty members homes and are always an engaging and enjoyable experience. Journal club provides an opportunity to practice the critical appraisal skills honed in the early years of residency and develop valuable teaching skills.
Dr. Louise Rang
While days off are always welcome, a "Wellness" program should be much more than this. The Queen's Department of Emergency Medicine Professional Sustainability & Wellness Program encompasses the much bigger concepts of autonomy, belonging, competence and mastery, and purpose & engagement. The program is designed to foster connections, allow for vulnerability, and provide dedicated time and instruction on the vital ingredients for a productive and satisfying career.
Resident sessions occur monthly during the academic day, and are based on the Wellness, Resilience and Performance in EM (WRaPEM.org) modules, with local adaptions. Examples of topics covered are Personal Purpose & Meaning, Managing Conflict, Leadership Styles, Self-Care, Gender & Diversity, and Medical Error.
In addition, there are Department-wide events: one of the highlights is the Annual TMTL (There's More to Life...than Medicine!) afternoon in November, where staff and residents are invited to share a 10 min talk on something else they love to do. Topics from past years include: how to restore a violin, cool sea creatures, how to love winter, best books to read, and raising Venus Fly Traps.
Our program is proudly a work in progress and ideas from the ground are encouraged. A dedicated budget and protected staff time means that we can usually find a way to make new initiatives work.
Dr. Chris Evans
Trauma Program, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
The Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to contribute to the leadership, ongoing development, and exemplary clinical care provided by the Trauma Program at Kingston Health Science Centre (KHSC).
As one of only eleven lead trauma centers for the province of Ontario, KHSC plays a critical role in the resuscitation, definitive care, and rehabilitation of patients suffering major trauma within south-eastern Ontario.
The program anchors the South-Eastern Ontario Regional Trauma network, which provides leadership, education, and injury prevention activities to a large geographic area spanning Trenton to the Campbellford to the west, Brockville to the east, and Bancroft to the north, in addition to serving the Indigenous communities including Attawapiskat and Fort Albany.
Dr. Chris Evans is the Medical Director of the program, and several other Departmental aculty members participate on the Trauma Team Leader (TTL) call roster, providing expert resuscitative care to seriously injured adults and children. Emergency Medicine residents from the FRCPC and CCFP-EM residency programs take call in the role of Trauma Team Captain, supervised by the Attending TTL, providing them with a unique clinical experience, unavailable at many training programs.
In addition to clinical activities, the Trauma program offers many learning opportunities to faculty and trainees from across the Faculty of Health Sciences including ATLS and TNCC courses, monthly grand rounds and case reviews, trauma resuscitation training in the Queens Clinical Simulation Centre, and advanced procedural training in REBOA and Resuscitative Thoracotomy, amongst others.
Several Emergency Medicine faculty are active in trauma research and we are fortunate to have members with expertise in areas including trauma systems, prehospital care, traumatic cardiac arrest, medical simulation, and education.
For enquires related to the Trauma program, please contact Dr. Chris Evans: email@example.com
|Graduate||Year||Currently Working at|
|Dr. Savannah Forrester||2020||UBC - Victoria|
|Dr. Eve Purdy||2020||Queen's University, Kingston, ON|
|Dr. Kristen Weersink||2020||University of Toronto, ON|
|Dr. Ali Yakhshi Tafti||2020||UBC - Victoria|
|Dr. Mackenzie Howatt||2019||Lennox & Addington Hospital|
|Dr. Emily Howse||2019|
|Dr. Graeme Ross||2019||ICU Fellowship, Kingston ON|
|Dr. Zachary Warren||2019||Lennox & Addington Hospital|
|Dr. Mikayla Brenneis||2018||University of Calgary, Calgary, AB|
|Dr. Stuart Douglas||2018||Queen's University, Kingston, ON|
|Dr. Aaron Ruberto||2018||Queen's University, Kingston, ON|
|Dr. Heather White||2018||UBC - Kelowna|
|Dr. Matthew White||2018||UBC - Kelowna|
|Dr. Caley Flynn||2017||UBC|
|Dr. Sharleen Hoffe||2017||Queen's University, Kingston, ON|
|Dr. Eric Mutter||2017||University of Ottawa|
|Dr. Colin Bell||2016||Queen's University, Kingston, ON|
|Dr. Colin Mercer||2016||Queen's University, Kingston, ON|
|Dr. Nicole Rocca||2016||Queen's University, Kingston, ON|
|Dr. Katherine Stuart||2016||New Zealand|
|Dr. Erin Brennan||2015||Queen's University, Kingston, ON|
|Dr. Andrew Hurst||2015||University of BC|
|Dr. Jody Stasko||2015||Windsor Regional Hospital, Windsor, ON|
|Dr. Adam Szulewski||2015||Queen's University, Kingston, ON|
|Dr. Khala Albert||2014||UBC, Victoria|
|Dr. Mark Froats||2014||Quinte Healthcare, Belleville General Hospital|
|Dr. Andre Lui||2014|
|Dr. Jennifer Tang||2014||UBC - Vancouver|
|Dr. Stephanie Sibley||2013||Queen's University, Critical Care, Kingston ON|
|Dr. April Tozer||2013||Resus Fellowship, Queen's, Kingston ON|
|Dr. Tim Chaplin||2013||Queen's University, Kingston ON|
|Dr. Conor McKaigney||2013||University of Calgary|
|Dr. Andrew Hall||2013||Queen's University, Kingston ON|
|Dr. Chris Evans||2012||Queen's University, Kingston ON|
|Dr. Rachel Poley||2012|
|Dr. Andrew Robinson||2012||University of Toronto, Toronto ON|
|Dr. Jason Bornstein||2011||Queen's University, Kingston ON|
|Dr. Donna Lee||2011|
|Dr. Geoff Sanz||2011||UBC - Kelowna|
|Dr. Michael Geddes||2010||UBC - Kelowna|
|Dr. Tom Kaul||2010||St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON|
|Dr. Michael Geddes||2010||Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary AB|
Our residents have many opportunities to attend conferences and are given a stipend of $500.00 per year. Residents are also given full funding to attend conferences in North America where they have been invited to present their research. Many conferences, workshops, and other leadership opportunities are available at Queen's and these include:
The Queen’s Conference on Academic Residency Education (QCARE) is an annual two-day conference that takes place in May for all first year residents. Attendance is mandatory, thus residents are released from service responsibilities for those two days. The vision for QCARE is to provide education on the CanMEDS non-medical expert competencies in a practical, innovative, and engaging manner. The two days include plenary speakers and smaller group workshops.
Residents as Teachers
The Residents as Teachers Program, offered through Postgraduate Medical Education, is designed to enhance the teaching ability of self-selected residents. The focus is to enrich residents’ knowledge and skills in medical education, allowing them to become better educators. Oral communication skills are specifically addressed in session on small group teaching, large group teaching, giving feedback, teaching clinical skills, one-minute preceptor, and teaching in the Simulation Lab.
A Head and Senior Resident Workshop is offered in May to all residents in these leadership positions. In particular, sessions on leadership and conflict management address effective and appropriate management, administration, and leadership skills. Our Head Resident is an elected resident who is a full member of the Residency Program Committee (RPC). In this role, s/he is responsible for bringing the concerns of other residents to RPC meetings.