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rounds: March 13, 2020

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Residency During COVID-19

UBC has released a thorough FAQ regarding residents during COVID-19. Resident Doctors of Canada has also confirmed that at present, all examinations will continue as scheduled. We have also released a short FAQ drawing information from both, including information on leave and pay during self-quarantine or illness. If you have any questions, please contact our office.

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.

Survey on Commuter Safety in Postgraduate Trainees: You could win $100 to MEC or Starbucks

A research team at UBC has put together a survey to study commuter safety in postgraduate trainees practicing in British Columbia. Collecting this data can help impact policy development to make work safer. Everyone who participates in this survey, even those who withdraw, will be allowed to enter a draw for one of five gift cards valued at $100 to either Mountain Equipment Co-op or Starbucks. The survey and consent documentation can be found here, and it will take approximately 10 minutes of your time. Questions? Please contact the lead author, Dr. Louise Cassidy, at louise.cassidy@alumni.ubc.ca.

Specialty Training Bursary For Rural Bound Physicians

REAP (Rural Education Action Plan) offers a Specialty Training Bursary to medical specialty residents enrolled in a Canadian Specialty Training Program. Applicants must be in their final two years of residency and have been accepted to a position by a specialty department of a hospital in an RSA community in British Columbia once they have completed their residency program. The bursary is $25,000/year to a maximum of two years. Please note that there is a return of service agreement, and Family Medicine residents are not eligible. For more info, visit our website. The application deadline is June 30, 2020.

CalendarUpcoming Events

Tax Clinic – Vancouver
March 18

Tax Clinic – Surrey
March 25

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If you have reduced call prior to maternity leave, you do not need to make it up upon return.

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March 9
The March Resident Spotlight with Dr. Csilla Egri is now out!

March 12
Pulse Podcast with Episode 13B about transferring programs is now out!

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What are you hoping to see during this year’s Resident Wellness Month (May)?

Email us your answer at info@residentdoctorsbc.ca by March 27 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. Jordan Wong. Please contact us with your choice of gift card!

author: Sasha Zalyvadna