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rounds: July 31, 2020

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Vote For Your Resident Doctors of BC Board of Directors

Thank you to all those who applied for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors! The nomination period is now over, and the election period started on July 27, 12:01 AM PST and will be open until Monday, August 3, 12:01 AM PST. Unique, one-time voting ballots have been sent out to your email. Please double check your junk folder if you did not receive the ballot in your inbox, and contact officeadmin@residentdoctorsbc.ca if you need assistance.

Resident Innovation Fund Recipients

Thank you to all who submitted applications for the Resident Doctors of BC 2019 Resident Innovation Fund, the aim of which is to provide funding for a broad range of resident-led initiatives to improve and enrich the resident experience. We would like to congratulate the recipients in the these four categories:
Advancing Patient Care/Healthcare System: Dr. Gabrielle Quinlan (team: Dr. Gabrielle Rabu) — Health Resource Map: Mental Health and Addictions in the Downtown Eastside Project
Innovation in Technology: Dr. Connor Forbes — Smartphone App to Measure Tremor in Patients Taking Tacrolimus
Resident Projects: Dr. Mei Wen – Resident Narrative Medicine Workshop
Scholarly Pursuits: Dr. Ji-Hyun Jang – Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures in Endometrial Cancer: A Multisite Experience

Awards of Excellence 2019 Recipients

The annual Awards of Excellence recognize members of the healthcare community for their contributions to creating an optimal training environment for residents in BC. We congratulate Dr. Jack Chiu, UBC clinical instructor in the Division of Surgery and a General Surgeon at VGH and UBCH, on receiving the Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching Award. We congratulate Dr. Betty Calam, program director of the St. Paul’s Family Medicine Residency program, on receiving the Residents’ Advocate Award. Dr. Chiu and Dr. Calam will receive commemoration on a plaque at the Resident Doctors of BC office, a personal commemorative award, and a $1000 donation each to the charity/charities of their choice.

Resident Workouts

Does your fitness routine need a boost? Residents are hosting a series of workouts on Friday afternoons between 4 and 5 PM. Led by a kinesiologist, the routines will combine cardio and strengthening. Ideally all that is needed are a resistance band, mat, and dumbbells or a heavy household object, but options will be provided for body weight-only exercises for those who aren’t interested in purchasing gear. Sessions are scheduled for July 24th & 31st, August 7th, 14th, and 28th, September 4th, & 11th, and October 2nd, 9th, and 16th. Email fridayresidentworkouts@gmail.com by midnight on Thursday for Meeting ID. Look forward to seeing you there!

Resident Doctors of Canada – BC Representatives

We are happy to welcome the new RDOC Board of Directors, amongst whom five BC residents serve. This year, your representatives at the national resident organization are: Dr. Emily Stewart (Past President); Dr. Sarah Silverberg (Vice President); Dr. Alana Fleet, Dr. Nicole Jedrzejko, and Dr. Nicholas Monfries. We look forward to the work done by Resident Doctors of Canada this year.

CalendarUpcoming Events

Board of Directors Meeting
August 5

Annual General Meeting
August 26

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Are you familiar with all the benefits in your Group Plan? See our Benefits Booklet (Members page) for full details on your coverage.

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July 16
The Emergency Medicine residents on Vancouver Island recently got together for their PYOS.

July 24
Our July Resident Spotlight with Dr. David Deng is now out!

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When is the deadline to vote for the Board of Directors?

Email us your answer at info@residentdoctorsbc.ca by August 14 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. Jennifer Clune. Please contact us with your choice of gift card!

author: Sasha Zalyvadna