Congratulations to our Resident recipients of the 2019 Family Physician and Resident Awards!

The BC College of Family Physicians is celebrating the second BC Family Doctor Day on May 19, 2019. In light of this day, they have announced the recipients of their 2019 Family Phyisician and Resident Awards. Congratulations to three of our residents for receiving the Resident Leadership Award, and the two Dr. Manoo and Jean Gurjar Award, BCCFP Family Medicine Resident Scholarships!

From the BCCFP website:

Resident Leadership Award
The BCCFP Resident Leadership Award is awarded annually to an R2 resident graduating from the UBC Family Practice Residency Program.
Dr. Saima Ali
“Saima has a unique leadership style—she leads by being a friend to us all. Her approachable demeanor and genuine care allow us to share our concerns and have confidence in her words and actions. She focuses on collaboration, taking the time to cultivate trusting relationships with faculty and colleagues to provide a strong foundation for realistic change to which we all aspire. She is committed to transparency, communicating consistently the successes and shortcomings of our work and maintains that honesty with all of her colleagues.”

Dr. Manoo and Jean Gurjar Award, BCCFP Family Medicine Resident Scholarship
Dr. Natalie Chan

“Leadership requires the shouldering of responsibility to improve the success of your community. Some ofthe required characteristics for a leader to achieve this role are commitment, accountability, compassion, and certainly work ethic. Natalie demonstrated each of these to a very strong degree in her role as my mentor over three years in the Peer Mentors in Medical Education (PMME) group, and as a member of the organizational committee.”

Dr. Manoo and Jean Gurjar Award, BCCFP Family Medicine Resident Scholarship
Dr. Vincent Wong
“Dr. Wong has demonstrated the ability to help our physicians in some of their daily challenges but has also worked well with others on a system level to better the community with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. I believe Dr. Wong is a person who will continue to constantly evolve his skills and knowledge to care for patients, to lead a community and to push the field of family medicine in a direction that will lead to the advancement of our community’s health overall.”

author: Sasha Zalyvadna