Dialogue Volume 13 Issue 2 2017 - Page 38

council elections Take a leadership role in regulation Physicians in Districts 5 and 10 urged to consider running for election Be Heard: Participate in decision- making about standards of practice and professional conduct, and com- petencies for entry-to-practice and ongoing practice. Be Visionary: Lead the profession by sharing ideas and perspectives to help shape the practice of medicine in Ontario. Be Accountable: Help the College deliver on its mandate of responsible, professional, ethical deci- sion-making in the public interest. Be Involved: Participate on com- mittees including the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Commit- tee; Discipline Committee; Registra- 38 Dialogue Issue 2, 2017 tion Committee; Finance Commit- tee; or many others. The Ideal Candidate 4  Do you have a passion for medicine and ensuring the standards of the profession are upheld? 4 Do you wish to shape the future of medical regulation? 4  Are you committed to “My years in Council have protecting and serving the public interest? been challenging, reward- ing and exciting. It’s been 4  Are you looking to get a wonderful opportunity involved in your profession in a meaningful way? to be part of determining the direction of the medi- If you answered yes to the above questions then you should consider running in the upcoming election. cal profession while at the same time strengthening protection of the public interest. Serving on many What is the time commitment? Council meetings are held four times a year for two days each ses- sion, and committee involvement will generally mean 30 days per year devoted to College business. Specific eligibility criteria and additional information about the election process can be found on our website at www.cpso.on.ca. Interested candidates can also email councilelections@cpso.on.ca to request a candidate guidebook that contains information about the elec- tion timeline, the role of a Council member, and the election process. MD committees has given me insight into the way the medical profession is gov- erned. I highly recommend putting your name forward for election!” Dr. Carol Leet District 5 Council Candidate Nomination Form and Conflict of Interest Form can be found on pages 73–75. D o you practise in Dis- tricts 5 or 10? If you are not practising medicine and are still a member of the College, do you live in one of these districts? If so, this is your opportunity to run for Council. You have a chance to hold a seat at the Council table and participate in the regulation of medicine. As a Council member, you would participate in the work of College committees and contribute to the development of College policies and programs. Participating in medical regulation is an interesting and fulfilling job. It is your chance to: