Dr. Nathan Rider is honoured to serve and represent resident physicians in Alberta. His focus is on resident physician wellness, governance and transparency. Dr. Rider brings policy expertise, stakeholder relations skills and governance experience from his previous career with the Government of Alberta and involvement with various non-profit organizations. He is currently training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Rider enjoys dancing and spending time in the mountains.
Dr. Chloe Lim
Dr. Chloe Lim is a third-year Internal Medicine resident physician from the U of C and 2nd term as VPCIR. Dr. Lim believes in work-life balance despite being a busy resident physician! Her goal is to promote wellness in many shapes and forms within all resident physician cohorts, regardless of specialty, school and interests. Dr. Lim hopes to introduce new forms of wellness funding including snack funds. In her spare time, she loves exploring new restaurants and going to spin classes.
Dr. Bradley Rutherford
Dr. Rutherford is a PGY2 Internal Medicine resident physician at the University of Alberta. He is excited to represent resident physicians as this year’s Edmonton and Northern Alberta Ambassador. His goal is to make sure all resident physicians are informed and empowered, with their concerns heard, regardless of specialty or school. In his free time he likes running and mountain biking in Edmonton’s river valley.
Dr. Sarah Cook
Dr. Sarah Cook is thrilled to represent her co-resident physician peers across Alberta through her role as Vice President in Leadership and Education. She brings leadership experience from serving as co-chair of PARA’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and the PGME Anti-Racism Task Force at the U of C.
Her passion for medical education has motivated her to complete a Master of Health Professions Education at UBC, where she will continue her research interest in marginalized groups in medical training. Her goal in PARA is to promote leadership and education opportunities for all resident physicians, across both university sites and specialties.
When not at work, Dr. Cook loves hiking with her cockapoo Nakoda, exploring new dining spots in Calgary and travelling abroad. She looks forward to working with you during the upcoming academic year.
Dr. Joshua Jones
Dr. Joshua Jones is a fourth-year resident physician in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Calgary. As the PARA Ambassador to the Alberta Medical Association, he is tasked with facilitating the relationship between the two organizations and ensuring the resident physician voice is heard by the AMA on issues important to resident physicians. He is interested in the political and health system dynamics that give rise to these issues and is invested in strategizing how PARA can prepare and respond to them.