rounds: April 10, 2020

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COVID-19 Wellness Resources

We are continuing to regularly update our Wellness Resources page to help give you ideas on what is available during this time, from wellness support to activities for kids, workouts and cooking, and more. Thank you to our Health & Wellness Committee for putting this list together, and to all the residents who’ve contacted us with their own resources!

Zoom Hangouts

As part of our wellness initiatives for the month of April, we’re introducing Zoom Hangouts: a way for you to spend time virtually with fellow residents in 1.5 hour or two hour slots! We are offering 1.5 hour appointments to book through our Zoom account (don’t worry, we won’t be there!) during the week nights, and two hour slots during all day weekend. You can use this time to get together to just chat, play games, study, or watch movies—it’s up to you! Use our Calendly to book a time slot.

Happiness in Isolation Contest

Being in isolation inside our homes, or remaining a safe distance apart from our friends and family when we go out to exercise or take a break, can be difficult—but it doesn’t have to be devoid of things that make us happy. We want to know what brings you happiness during this time, and we want to give you a gift card to make the time pass by even better! For the month of April, send us a photo and a blurb of what’s been bringing you some happiness during this time and receive a $5 Amazon gift card for your entry. We’ll be drawing names for a $50 UberEats gift card every Friday too! Contest info.

Cooking in Isolation: an RDBC Cookbook

Are there items sitting inside your pantry you don’t know what to do with, or leftovers from a recipe? Send a list of what’s in your kitchen to brandi@residentdoctorsbc.ca and have her email you back with an easy, healthy recipe! Help us further contribute to the Isolation Cookbook by sending us your simple recipes too, and let’s create a cookbook all residents can access during this time at home.

The Royal College Announcement: Oral Exams

The Royal College has announced that they are cancelling the oral exams for the spring cohort, and a refund of $2,215 will be provided. You can read the full announcement here.

CalendarUpcoming Events

All RDBC events have been cancelled or moved to VC. We encourage everyone to remain at home.

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The PGME has a great FAQ page being regularly updated to help keep you up to date on how COVID may affect your residency.

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March 30
Pulse Podcast is starting a mini-series on COVID-19.

Last update: April 6
Don’t forget to regularly check our COVID FAQ if you have any questions about your residency.

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What are you personally doing to ensure your wellness during this time?

Email us your answer at info@residentdoctorsbc.ca by April 17 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. Danny Lee. Please contact us with your choice of gift card!

author: Sasha Zalyvadna