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Chief Canadian Hematology Resident

Application deadline

5:00pm EST, Thursday, May 18, 2015

The Canadian Hematology Society (CHS) is requesting applications for the position of Chief Canadian Hematology Resident.  We are seeking a mature and responsible physician currently enrolled or accepted into a Canadian hematology training program to represent trainees at the CHS executive and serve as the Chief Canadian Hematology Resident.  The position is for 1 year and the individual will serve from July 1, 2016- July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate will sit on the CHS Executive Committee and attend the twice annual CHS executive meetings in Ottawa and the executive meeting at ASH.  The Chief Canadian Hematology Resident will work with the CHS executive to develop novel educational material for residents and CHS members.  These activities will include developing 4-6 hematology cases for posting on the new CHS web portal and writing 1-2 articles for the Microenvironment newsletter on a relevant hematology topic.  They will also be encouraged to develop and implement new educational initiatives. The candidate will aid in the selection of the annual “Best in Canadian Hematology” paper of the year and the RK Smiley pilot grants.  The Chief Canadian Hematology Resident will also help raise awareness of the CHS among trainees at the national trainee retreat and via social media.

This position would be well-suited for a mature trainee with an interest in an academic career focused on education and/or leadership.  The position requires a time commitment of approximately 4 hours per month.

To apply for this position, please send your curriculum vitae along with a 1 page cover letter that will include a statement on your career interests.  Please also include a letter of support from your program director (1 page maximum).  Material should be sent as a single PDF file to the CHS at CHS@uniserve.ca.

If you have any additional questions please contact Dr. Lynn Savoie at lynn.savoie@albertahealthservices.ca or the CHS office at CHS@uniserve.ca or 613-748-9613.

Yours truly,

Dr. Lynne Savoie

President, Canadian Hematology Society


The CHS is a professional association founded in 1971, whose membership includes most of the hematologists in Canada. Our main goals are to maintain the integrity and vitality of the specialty of hematology, by participating with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in designing training programs for our successors, encouraging and rewarding scholarly research, and providing a forum for communication and mutual support for all of our colleagues in both community and academic settings.

The first annual meeting of the Society was held in the Richelieu Room of the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on the 20th of January 1971, with fifty-six members present. The draft bylaws were presented by the executive and approved. R. Kennedy Smiley was appointed as the first president with Al Cousineau as vice president, W. Corbett as secretary treasurer.