Dialogue Volume 15, Issue 3 2019 - Page 26

PARTICIPATION DR. BARBARA LENT Registration Committee Member Family Medicine What might physicians not know about the Registration Committee’s work? Many times, it is simple and straightforward, with the applications for registration falling within one of our registration policies. Other times, however, some cases don't fit so neatly and we have interesting conversations about professionalism, Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) Member Ophthalmology For example, we may need to discuss around the table whether an incident in someone's past would have a bearing on the future care that this applicant would provide to patients. We have to consider how egregious the incident was, how What led you to becoming involved in the ICRC? long ago it occurred, and whether the applicant As society evolves and medical care becomes more complex, can demonstrate that they have addressed the I think it's increasingly important that the ICRC receive input behaviour in question. And if we do decide to from a wide range of medical and surgical specialties as a approve the application, would there be a way to foundation for making fair and informed decisions. address that past concern in a way that ensures patient safety? So the issues that we discuss are 26 What do you most enjoy about being a member of the ICRC? very important, very relevant. My brief experience so far has been very positive. The work What else do you enjoy about the work? is both interesting and challenging. It provides a different I have enjoyed working with colleagues from perspective on the day-to-day practise of medicine as other locations and other disciplines who are well as insight into ways of improving one's own practice. interested in contributing to this aspect of the It's a pleasure working with such a knowledgeable and profession. I've also been deeply impressed devoted group of people. I would encourage others to with the staff who support the Committee. It become involved with the ICRC or any of the other College is energizing to work with people who are so Committees. committed to excellence. DIALOGUE ISSUE 3, 2019 DORKEN DR. MICHAEL ROGELSTAD patient safety, supervision and monitoring.