rounds: February 28, 2020

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financialPulse – Financial Literacy for Residents, by Residents

Resident Doctors of BC is excited to be launching a new financial literacy program in the next year! The financialPULSE is an innovative financial literacy program built by Residents for Residents. Our team is looking for engaged Residents with a background or interest in finance, who can commit to volunteering for at least a 12 month term. You will be assisting in the development of financial literacy education modules which will be offered to Resident members within the province and potentially nationally. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please send a CV and summary of your financial experience (200 word maximum) to pastpresident@residentdoctorsbc.ca. Applications are due by the end of the day on March 1, 2020.

PGME Newsletter Re: Vacation Days

We would like to once again clarify that the information in the PGME newsletter sent out last Friday in regards to the use of vacation days for medical appointments is not accurate. We are pleased with the swift and corrective response that the UBC PGME took on Monday morning in retracting this information, and will continue to work with them as a key stakeholder in advocating for resident wellness. If you have a medical appointment, please arrange time off with your Program Director as before and do not use your vacation days.

COVID-19 in BC

While cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, remain contained in BC, we continue to remind and ask all residents of the necessity of using protective gear when assessing patients. Gloves, gowns (if necessary), eyewear and surgical masks should be used if deemed appropriate by your self-assessment. RDBC continues to receive regular updates on the status of COVID-19 from the Ministry of Health. Dr. Lynne Li, one of our Medical Microbiology residents, has prepared a one-pager on the virus you can read.

Board of Directors Meeting – RSVP

The next Board of Directors meeting will be happening on March 31 at the RDBC office. We encourage any interested residents to attend and see what goes on behind the scenes at RDBC. RSVP here.

Resident Awareness Week 2020 Recap

RDBC and a select group of residents headed out to the BC Legislative Building in Victoria on February 13 as part of this year’s Resident Awareness Week. We were able to meet with MLAs and officials from the Ministry of Health to discuss residency and residents in BC. For a recap and photos of the event, visit our website.

MUS Webber Boot Soccer Tournament

The Medical Undergraduate Society is once again hosting their Webber Boot Soccer Tournament, and would love to have you participate! It is a free event on March 21, 1 – 4 PM, at the UBC Soccer Fields. Sign up.

CalendarUpcoming Events

RWO Support Group – Residents on Leave
March 3

UBC Run for Rural Medicine
March 8

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February 21
The February Resident Spotlight with Dr. Ashleigh Vallée is now out!

February 25
The BCY – SPH residents recently got together for a PYOS at Storm Crow!

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What do you do to ensure your personal wellness?
Email your response by Apr 10 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. Brian Cho. Details about CoPR’s role and this year’s representatives can be found here.

author: Sasha Zalyvadna