It’s the start of Resident Doctors Appreciation Week!
Resident appreciation is a year-round activity and endeavour we strive for. We are shining a spotlight on it especially this year for the week of February 7-11, 2022. Traditionally, the second week of February has been known nationally as Resident Awareness Week and, following a provincial rebranding decision in 2021, we are continuing to celebrate Resident Doctors Appreciation Week in 2022.
The residents of our Health & Wellness Committee and our External Relations Committee have been hard at work creating a mix of old and new ways to show appreciation for their fellow residents. We are excited to host our residents at a return of last year’s well loved event, Virtual Trivia Night, on February 9 where teams will go up against each other to prove who is the ultimate trivia-lover—all the while enjoying a good dinner on us.
Launching at Trivia Night will be the External Committee’s video on residents in BC, where residents were invited to participate on-site at Vancouver General Hospital to chat about their work and themselves. Residents at distributed sites were invited to submit video clips and photos discussing their experiences in residency and to highlight the province-wide work of residents in BC. This video will be made public on our YouTube channel following its launch.
Also special this year is a new podcast episode where our residents spotlight and interview BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry about her experiences in medicine. Be sure to check it out once it launches later this week!
Lastly, as is tradition, BC has declared February 7-11, 2022, Resident Doctors Appreciation Week in the province. View the full declaration.
Thank you to all our residents for all that you do for the people of BC!