New Members Orientation

June 26, 2019

Welcome to Residency, and to your New Members Orientation!

This year, Orientation is being held at Anvil Centre in New Westminster, steps away from the New Westminster skytrain station. Join us for a day of meeting fellow Residents, presentations to help you along in your Residency, and training to ensure you are putting your best foot forward.

Registration will be open at 8:00 AM, so be sure to swing by before heading in to grab breakfast.

If you have any questions about the event, feel free to email us at For the day of, tweet us (@ResidentDocsBC) or swing by the registration desk!

  • Agenda
  • Award of Excellence: Dr. Jasdeep Gill

    Doctors of BC Cocktail Reception


    We will be present at the Doctors of BC Cocktail Reception, where we will be presenting Dr. Jasdeep Gill with the Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching

    Dr. Jasdeep Gill is a UBC clinical instructor in Emergency and Family Medicine. His nominators praise him not only for his knowledge and being a preceptor that excels in teaching, but also for his passion in supporting the residents. As a young physician and clinical instructor of the new generation, Dr. Gill is passionate about implying new methods of teaching, and actively incorporates evidence-based medicine in his practice and encourages the residents to do the same. He is innovative in methods of helping the resident be as independant as possible in a short period of time, is mindful of the resident’s wellbeing, and encouraging of enjoying their residency through a balance of work and life. He actively and continuously provides constructive feedback in a way that the resident feels safe during their training, and ensures that his teaching and the workload do not compromise the training process of the resident.

    He is also praised by his nominators for being a role model for efficient communication with the patient and compassionate care. Dr. Gill goes above and beyond his responsibilities for the patients, and never hesitates to spend more time and energy with the patients he recognizes as being in need of more care. His work both in the emergency as a CCFP-emergency physician and in the community as a primary care physician has led him to working directly with the authorities, including the Division of Family Medicine in Surrey, to find solutions for the shortages of health care. He was involved as one of the consultants for the new primary care networks and urgent care centres. His work in the community and as a preceptor has him training the residents for leadership, and encourages them to participate in reforming the process of primary care in BC.

  • Award of Excellence: Dr. Navid Pooyan

    Doctors of BC Cocktail Reception


    We will be present at the Doctors of BC Cocktail Reception, where we will be presenting Dr. Navid Pooyan with the Residents’ Advocate Award.

    Dr. Navid Pooyan is a PGY-2 Family Medicine resident and a co-chief resident at St. Paul’s Hospital. He has gone beyond the expectations of being a co-chief resident and his compassion and leadership are described as leaving legacies for future residents by his nominators. His support to the residents stretches to not only the residents of his site, both Canadian and IMG, but also beyond to the entire Family Medicine program, wherein many IMG residents from various sites of UBC Family Medicine reach out to him to seek help and support. His previous experience as an overseas physician has allowed him to live the experience of coming to BC to practice medicine, and makes it possible for him to be an advocate not only for BC residents, but for IMG residents, as well.

    Through his own personal time and effort, Dr. Pooyan has formed a site-specific orientation for the residents from outside of BC who have never previously worked in the province. This orientation has been useful for new residents through its short and efficient format, which includes practical tips and points from senior residents. In the UBC Family Medicine program, he has worked with another resident to help improve the selection process of the IMG residents to allow for a more accurate, efficient, fair and practical selection process.

  • Award of Excellence: Dr. Vincent Wong

    Doctors of BC Cocktail Reception


    We will be present at the Doctors of BC Cocktail Reception, where we will be presenting Dr. Vincent Wong with the Award of Merit.

    Dr. Vincent Wong is a PGY-2 Family Medicine resident whose nominators praise him for the exceptional leadership skills he has shown throughout residency, as well as the projects he has been involved with, which have contributed to the enhancement of resident education and development. Through his involvement in numerous committees representing residents, Dr. Wong has consistently shown support for the advancement of his fellow residents. His active involvement with the Fraser Northwest Divisions of Family Practice has helped develop a module to enhance pharmacy operations-related training for family practice residents and physicians. Dr. Wong has shown dedication, passion and leadership for not only the enhancement of medical education, but also for the overall health of the public.

  • Storm Crow Alehouse & Tavern: $5 Coupon Contest

    Are you new to Vancouver or already familiar with its streets? Why not take some time to (re) explore and check out the eateries the city has to offer! We have once again partnered with Storm Crow Alehouse & Tavern for a simple contest where every entry gets you a $5 off coupon!

    In the morning or at lunch time, simply turn to someone new and say “Hi, I’m Doctor So-and-So. I’m training to be a specialist in ___.” Then take a photo with your new colleague and send it to us, either through social media, to, or simply stop by our front desk at lunch!

    All cards will be available for pick up during the lunch break.

  • #RDBC2019 on Social Media

    Keep up with us on Twitter using the #RDBC2019 hashtag! We will be taking questions during the morning session, as well as keeping you up to date with what’s happening during the day.