rounds: July 19, 2019

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Get Involved: RDBC Board of Directors

If you are passionate about healthcare and resident wellbeing, why not get directly involved with RDBC? The Board of Directors nomination period is now open until July 24, 12 PM PST. There are only days left! For more information and how to apply, visit our website.

Annual Fireworks Social

Our annual Fireworks Social is back! Join us on Saturday, July 27 for some drinks and eats at Bimini’s Public House before heading off to the main event! Plus Ones are welcome, but please note that this a 19+ venue. Be sure to RSVP over on our website.

July 2019 PULSE: To The Start of a New Year

The summer edition of our PULSE magazine is now out! This edition takes a closer look at our Health & Wellness Committee this past year and their drive behind the amazing May Wellness Month we had through an interview with VP and Chair, Dr. James Wang; a thoughtful submission, “M”, by Dr. Kiran Rikhraj; finances, locums, transition to practice, and more! Be sure to check out the PULSE over on our digital platform, or keep an eye out in your call rooms and lounges for a physical copy.

Resident-Led Workout Sessions

Come join other residents for a fun group workout session facilitated by a kinesiologist this summer! On Friday afternoons, 4-4:45pm, at the Medical Student Alumni Center from July 1-Oct 1, 2019 residents will meet for some circuit training with stations utilizing resistance bands, plyometrics and body weight resistance. All levels of fitness are welcome, as you can do each station at your own pace. You can contact Peter van Stolk (pvanstolk@alumni.ubc.ca) if you have questions!

PRISM2 Survey: Professionalism of Residents on Social Media

Are you a user of social media? Do you have an account on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, or YouTube? A brief resident survey is being conducted to explore the attitudes and practices of BC resident doctors around professionalism in our social media use. You are invited to take the survey and to offer your optional contact information at the end of the questionnaire to participate in follow up focus group discussions that will be held this Fall. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the lead resident of the study, Dr. Ben Huang, at Benjamin.huang@alumni.ubc.ca. The primary investigator for the study is Dr. Kendall Ho. Take the survey here. More information on the study can be found in the Members Only section.

Physician Engagement: Parent Education on the Period of PURPLE Crying

The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit requests your support in completing a short, 5-minute online survey. If you are a resident general practitioner, pediatrician, or obstetrician/gynecologist in BC, they would greatly appreciate your input to help them gain a better understanding of physicians’ perceptions of the Period of PURPLE Crying as it relates to abusive head trauma/shaken baby syndrome (AHT/SBS). They hope that you will help them further their efforts to decrease the incidence of AHT/SBS in our province. This is a quality improvement/quality assurance initiative with the goal of knowledge translation to physicians. Injury prevention is a provincial mandate and they thank you for helping them accomplish that goal through your participation in this survey. You can access the survey by clicking here. The survey will be open until August 31st, 2019. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kiran Mann (kiran.mann@bcchr.ca). Thank you for your valuable input.

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If you take a week of vacation in a block, the maximum number of call you can complete is reduced to 5.

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July 10
Did you get a chance to check out our 1-of-2 July Spotlights with our President, Dr. Nicholas Monfries?

July 12
The Basic Clinical Year residents at RCH recently got together for a PYOS!

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When is the deadline to apply for the RDBC Board of Directors?

Email us your answer at info@residentdoctorsbc.ca by August 2 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. Leanne Chew. Please contact us with your choice of gift card!

author: Sasha Zalyvadna