Board Election 2023: Medicine Grouping Candidates

Dr. Dov Kagan, PGY 3, Internal Medicine

Hi I’m Dov and I’m a PGY3 in core internal medicine! I am running for medicine representative because I believe I can be a strong advocate for all residents on issues relating to our workplace, wellness and contractual rights. Before coming to medical school, I obtained a law degree and so I have experience with reading and interpreting contracts, as well as written and oral advocacy. Over the past year, I have served as one of the medicine representatives on PARIM and have been the chair of the PARIM Governance Committee. I view PARIM as first and foremost a union that should protect residents and will fight to ensure that our rights under the contract are respected. I have a strong understanding of our rights and obligations including in terms of duty hours, call pay, and workplace environment. Those of you who know me, know that I am a passionate and tenacious advocate on these issues. While I am of course known best in Internal Medicine, if elected, I will ensure that I reach out to all residents and ensure everybody has strong representation to the very best of my ability.