2023 Secretary Candidates

Dr. Matthew Bzura, PGY 3, Internal Medicine

My name is Matthew Bzura and I am a PGY-3 in Internal Medicine. Prior to my training in Internal Medicine I completed an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Manitoba, medical school at the Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poland, and a Family Medicine residency at the University of Saskatchewan. My unconventional academic journey has afforded me the opportunity to work with others from all walks of life. In this capacity I was fortunate enough to serve in various volunteer, community, and leadership opportunities as outlined in my curriculum vitae. More recently, I am proud to serve as one of the Internal Medicine program’s Lead Medical Residents (LMR). In this capacity I have worked with various stakeholders in the academic and healthcare systems to make meaningful changes for the Internal Medicine residents whom I represent. It has also broadened my knowledge base and insight into some of the systemic challenges residents face as a whole. I hope to
further efforts in resident advocacy from the vantage point of a PARIM Executive team member with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of the resident experience in Manitoba.
Thank you for considering my application as an executive team member. I’m humbled by the opportunity to apply for a position in an organization that means so much to me.

Dr. Reuben George, PGY 2, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Hello everyone, my name is Reuben George, PGY2 resident in obstetrics and gynaecology. I am originally from Toronto, who went to medical school and partially trained in Australia. Throughout this time, I worked on numerous councils and committees to improve the outlook for international medical students securing rural placements as well as internships. Some of the councils and committees I was apart of and/or led were the Australian Medical Student Association International Student Network, James Cook University International Student Association, and James Cook University Medical Student Association. Furthermore, I was able to further my passion for advocacy for international medical students by creating an international medical student mentorship program, which aided international medical students in their transition to Australia. In these positions, I worked with numerous stakeholders and organized meetings representatives across Australia. I believe as secretary of PARIM, I will be able to bring my unique set of skills that I have gained in Australia to help move PARIM forward over 2023-2024. I believe my skills in organization, communication, and advocacy will benefit not only PARIM as an organization, but most importantly its members.