rounds: November 22, 2019

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Movember 2019

Movember isn’t over just yet! Submit a photo of your ‘stache (real or fake) to info@residentdoctorsbc.ca and you will be entered to win a $100 gift card to a spa or hot shave of your choice. All participants will receive a $5 Starbucks giftcard. We will be donating $5 per entry on behalf of residents to the Foundation at the end of the month. More info.

PULSE Newsletter – November 2019

The November 2019 edition of the PULSE is now live. Read within for an introduction to our 2019-2020 Board of Directors, plans for Resident Awareness Week 2020 and what RDBC is up to in the province, an interview with our President and Immediate Past President, and more. Read it on Issuu.

Resident Innovation Fund 2019

Do you have a project you are currently working on, or one you are dreaming up? Let us help fund it! The Resident Innovation Fund is now accepting applications until December 16. Submit a project proposal for one of four categories for a chance to receive up to $2500 in funding. Open categories are: Advancing Patient Care/Health Care System, Innovation in Technology, Resident Projects, and Scholarly Pursuits. For more information, previous recipients and to apply, visit our website.

Optional DoBC Insurance – Open Enrollment

If you are not enrolled with the optional Doctors of BC Disability Insurance, you are able to participate in their open enrollment period from October 1, 2019 to January 15, 2020. Your acceptance will be automatic, and you will not be required to answer any medical questions. For more information on Doctors of BC Disability Insurance, click here. If you have any questions about the plan, please email insurance@doctorsofbc.ca or call 604-638-7914 to chat with one of their non-commissioned advisors.

Report Adverse Drug Reactions and Medical Device Incidents in PSLS

Effective December 16, 2019, hospitals are required to report serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and medical device incidents (MDIs) to Health Canada. In BC, this process is facilitated by the Patient Safety & Learning System (PSLS). Report ADRs and MDIs in PSLS on any health authority computer or by calling 1 877 789 PSLS (7757). Complete the 20-minute Vanessa’s Law eLearning module on LearningHub (provincial) or iLearn (Interior Health). For more information, visit http://bcpslscentral.ca/vanessas-law.

MSAC: Resident Representatives

The Medical Student and Alumni Centre (MSAC) is seeking two volunteer residents. Preference is for UBC MD Alumni who use the MSAC, but any resident that uses it regularly will be considered. The committees seeking resident representation are the MSAC Advisory Committee, meeting twice a year, and the MSAC 30th Anniversary Committee seeking residents to assist with planning one or more events. To volunteer for either or to get more information, please contact Adrienne Hammond, MSAC Operations and Events Manager at adrienne.hammond@ubc.ca.

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November 15
The November Resident Spotlight with Dr. Tarun Soni is now out!

November 20
Pulse Podcast Episode 11B is now out!

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How many categories are in the Resident Innovation Fund?

Email us your answer at info@residentdoctorsbc.ca by December 13 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. Raman Srivastava. Please contact us with your choice of gift card!

author: Sasha Zalyvadna