To that end, October 14 is our Second Annual Resident Social. It will be co-hosted by the OPPA and Mind Matters PC, and is an event for residents and fellows to get to know some of the psychiatrists in our community We invite all residents at Good Samaritan and OHSU, as well as OPPA members that have experience in specific areas that the residents have mentioned are of interest to them. It is a fun evening to meet members of the OPPA, make new friends and take advantage of the opportunity to network with your peers. There will be drinks and hearty appetizers, socializing and a brief welcome and introduction period. If you are interested in attending, feel free to reach out to the Membership Committee so we may include you.
We also got feedback during our survey that members would like some sort of roster to facilitate members reaching out to other members. The Membership Committee is working to put together a roster. We do not have a time frame but stay tuned for a roster coming soon.
We are also looking for a few members to join the Membership Committee, specifically Early Career Psychiatrists. We know it is a challenge for ECPs to make time for a new commitment when they are already managing a career, potentially balancing a new family, new home and community, but that it is exactly why we need ECP representation. Not only is this an opportunity to help us better serve ECPs, but a great way for you to have your voice heard and be involved in the Psychiatric community. Please consider joining the Membership Committee. We meet monthly in Hillsboro, video conferencing is available for those who cannot join in person, and a meal is included, generously offered by Dave Conant-Norville, our committee chair.
Please feel free to reach out to our committee if you have any input, suggestions or are interested in joining the committee. Contact Dave Conant-Norville MD at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Boverman at Jennifer@oregonpsychiatric.org.