About Us

About RheumCareers

RheumCareers is an initiative led by the Manpower Committee of the Ontario Rheumatology Association (ORA).

Our goal is to improve Ontario patients’ access to timely, high-quality rheumatology care by:

  • Promoting the specialty of rheumatology to medical students and internal medicine residents, and
  • Organizing initiatives intended to help address the uneven distribution of specialists within Ontario.


General Inquiries

Sandy Kennedy
ORA Administrator

Career Ambassadors

Our Ontario Rheumatology Career Ambassadors are available to address inquiries from medical students, residents, young rheumatologists, and out-of-province rheumatologists considering or planning a move to Ontario.

Career Ambassadors

Ontario Rheumatology Program Directors

Medical students and internal medicine residents interested in pursuing a career in rheumatology are encouraged to connect with the program directors of Ontario’s Medical Schools’ rheumatology specialty programs.

Ontario Program Directors

Become an Ambassador or Preceptor

Members of the ORA wishing to help the next generation of rheumatologists become established in their careers may volunteer to serve as a Career Ambassador or as a preceptor in our Community Elective Program for Rheumatology Residents.

Please email Sandy Kennedy at admin@ontariorheum.ca for more information.

About the Ontario Rheumatology Association

The Mission of the Ontario Rheumatology Association (ORA) is to represent Ontario Rheumatologists and promote their pursuit of excellence in Arthritis care in Ontario through Leadership, Advocacy, Research & Education, and Communications.

Logo of the Ontario Rheumatology Association

To learn more about the ORA, please visit the organization’s official website: http://ontariorheum.ca