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Toronto Star: 100 volunteer slots still free on Pan Am medical team

From the Toronto Star article:

Paging doctors with no vacation plans.

With less than two months until the Pan Am Games, the medical team is short more than 100 volunteers.

The Games rely on 1,750 volunteers, and only a dozen paid staff, to provide comprehensive medical care, including on-field emergency treatment, to athletes, coaches and officials.

Doctors and medical practitioners, such as nurses, physiotherapists and chiropractors, are needed to work venues north and east of the city, including the Ajax ballpark and the newly built aquatics centre at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus.

In downtown Toronto, doctors and nurses with emergency room experience are needed.

Dr. Julia Alleyne, the chief medical officer for the Games, said she hopes volunteers will gain an understanding of both sports medicine and providing medical care for large events.

Read the rest here: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/05/20/100-volunteer-slots-still-free-on-pan-am-medical-team.html