I am so happy to announce that LocumsOntario's tour of regional conferences and Ontario Family Medicine Residency program Job Fairs was a complete success.
The conference for the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) in October was a great way to demonstrate the power of LocumsOntario to the over 60 FHT's in operation around the province. And I must thank the Primary Care Updates Conference organizers for being so supportive of LocumsOntario. They very quickly recognized the altruistic nature of this project and its benefits to Ontario's Physicians and made it so easy to show off the site to the attendees.
The Family Medicine Forum in November was a HUGE affair with over 4,000 delegates from around the country. I was approached by numerous other booth staff hoping to forge an alliance with LocumsOntario and spread it across North America! I had a great meeting with the President of the SGFP and the CEO of HealthForceOntario. I also had offers from BC delegates encouraging me to expand the project to their province. The Nurse Practitioners in attendance also suggested that I set up a similar site for the province's NPs.
It was also great to recruit my family members to help man the booth. It makes it so much more fun to work with people you love.
Through the fall, I also attended the Job Fairs for the Family Medicine Programs at UofT, UofO and UWO. The residents were ecstatic that they finally had a great place to FIND LOCUMS PLACEMENTS when they graduate. So many of them registered to LocumsOntario right on the spot.
I hope to be invited to meet with the residents at Queens, McMaster and NOSM in the future.
In the spring I will be hosting a booth at the Primary Care conference in Toronto.
See you there!