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rounds: April 1, 2022

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2021 Resident Innovation Fund Recipients

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Resident Innovation Fund has been administered in partnership with the Ministry of Health, who, in recognition of the innovative spirit presented by our residents, agreed to increase the awards to a total of $40,000. The funds were awarded by the Resident Doctors of BC Awards Selection Committee and the Ministry of Health to invest in resident projects. We are excited to announce the 10 recipients and their teams. Thank you to all our applicants, and congratulations to the recipients!

2021 Awards of Excellence

The annual Awards of Excellence recognize members of the healthcare community for their contributions to creating an optimal training environment for residents in BC. There were a number of exceptional candidates this year, and we thank everyone for their valuable efforts. The recipients of the year’s awards are as follows: Dr. Danny Mansour (Dermatology, PGY-4 – Award of Merit), Dr. Lindsay Bishop (Clinical Instructor, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Surrey Older Adult Community Mental Health Team – Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching), and Dr. Rahel Zewude (Internal Medicine, PGY-3 – Residents’ Advocate Award). Congratulations! Thank you to all our nominators. For the full release on the 2021 Awards of Excellence, please visit our website.

Leader Consultations and Incident Debriefs

Any “leader”, including Chief Residents, have access to to confidential 24/7 lines through their VCH Employee and Family Assistance Program benefits to speak with a counsellor who will listen and help manage a situation. To request a Leader Consultation, please call LifeWorks at 1-833-533-1577, press 1 for English or 2 for French, and then press 2. For Incident Debriefs, any resident is eligible to call, 24/7, if your team experiences prolonged or cumulative stress, a critical incident, or a traumatic event, and you believe group support is needed. To request a Debriefing, please call LifeWorks at 1-833-533-1577, press 1 for English or 2 for French, and then press 3.

Register Now for the 2022 BC Rural Health Conference

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC invites rural doctors and other healthcare professionals to the BC Rural Health Conference on May 13-15, 2022, in Penticton. Unable to attend in person? Register for the virtual option. Details and registration.

Experienced an Injury in the Workplace?

Call the Provincial Workplace Health Call Centre to confidentially report an incident, exposure, or near miss at your facility.

1 (866) 922-9464

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What are you looking forward to this summer?

Email us your answer at info@residentdoctorsbc.ca by April 15 and you could win! ($10 to Starbucks, iTunes or Amazon.) The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries and announced in the next edition of Rounds. The winner from the last edition was Dr. Betty Wen. Please contact us with your choice of gift card!

author: Sasha Zalyvadna