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Dr. Lindsay Bishop on finding balance in medicine

February 16, 2018

Dr. Lindsay Bishop is a clinical instructor and practicing psychiatrist at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Learn more about what wellness means to Dr. Bishop and how she finds balance in medicine.

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UBC Resident Wellness Office continues its expansion across the province

February 7, 2018

The UBC Resident Wellness Office recently celebrated the expansion of its services to now include in-person counselling available for residents at Royal Columbian Hospital

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Carrot soup with tahini and crisped chick peas

January 26, 2018

This nourishing vegan soup is January in a bowl – textured, bright, and warming, with colourful options to add in.

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Dr. Saul Isserow on enjoying the journey of medicine

January 12, 2018

Dr. Saul Isserow is the Director of the VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health, the Director of Cardiology Services at UBC Hospital, and the Regional Lead for Cardiac Rehabilitation at Vancouver Coastal Health. Learn more about what wellness means to Dr. Isserow and how he finds joy in medicine.

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February is Careers Month

January 2, 2018

It is never too early to start thinking about your career following residency. Learn more about how to find a job, how to negotiate a contract and support resources that are available to you.

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Residents to deploy mindfulness during hospital rounds to improve focus on patient

December 15, 2017

The ACGME has awarded a grant to UMass Medical School internal medicine/pediatrics residents Emily Chen and Emily Levoy to incorporate mindfulness into daily rounds.

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Avocado zucchini carbonara pasta

December 1, 2017

A healthier take on everyone’s favorite Italian pasta dish, carbonara. This pasta is creamy, cheesy, and loaded with avocado.

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Interview with a Wellness Champion: Meet pediatrics resident, Dr. Megan Kilvert

November 24, 2017

Dr. Megan Kilvert is a PGY4 pediatrics resident in Vancouver, and a strong advocate for resident wellness. Learn more about what wellness means to Megan and how she is promoting wellness for residents.

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The three stages of physician burnout

November 17, 2017

Dr. Mamta Gautam, known as “the doctor’s doctor”, describes the three stages of physician burnout on this episode of CBC Radio’s ‘White Coat, Black Art’.

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1-Pot Vegan Minestrone Soup

October 20, 2017

Just 1 pot and about 30 minutes required to bring this fibre- and protein-rich soup together for a cozy fall meal.

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How to find joy in residency

October 13, 2017

Finding nuggets of happiness in the daily grind of residency need not be complicated. One internal medicine resident’s reflections on finding joy in medicine.

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The 2nd annual Faculty and Staff Wellness Award recognizes leaders in resident wellness

September 29, 2017

On September 20, 2017, the 2nd Annual UBC Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Wellness Award was presented to three outstanding individuals. This award honours faculty and staff members in Postgraduate Medical Education at any site across the province who demonstrate leadership in resident wellness.

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Meet the newest Resident Wellness Counsellor, Elizabeth Sabine

September 15, 2017

Get to know Elizabeth Sabine, the recent addition to UBC’s Resident Wellness Office who will work alongside fellow counsellor Rebecca Turnbull to offer support services to UBC residents across the province.

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Using money to buy time linked to increased happiness

September 8, 2017

New research suggests that using money to buy free time— such as paying to delegate household chores like cleaning and cooking— is linked to greater life satisfaction.

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West African peanut soup

September 1, 2017

This is a creamy, nourishing soup made of basic pantry ingredients, herbs and greens. It doesn’t require much prep and the hot sauce cuts down on the total number of ingredients, so it’s perfect for cool fall days and lazy weeknights.

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Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi on finding joy in medicine

August 17, 2017

Dr. Jagdeep Ubhi is a clinical assistant professor and the Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program. Learn more about what wellness means to Dr. Ubhi and how he finds joy in medicine.

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5 Ways to say ‘no’ effectively

August 11, 2017

You can’t do it all. Here are five clear and kind ways to decline requests that don’t align with your priorities.

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Interview with a Wellness Champion: Meet second-year family practice resident, Dr. Jesse Thompson

August 4, 2017

Dr. Jesse Thompson is a second-year Family Practice resident in Rural Kelowna and a peer representative known as a “Wellness Champion” for his site. Learn more about what wellness means to Jesse and how he is promoting wellness for residents.

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Resident Talent Night: Sept. 20, 2017

July 18, 2017

Our most anticipated event of the year, Resident Talent Night, is back! On Sept. 20, come support our residents as they take to the stage. You can expect delicious food, a stunning art exhibit, and lively entertainment. Click here to learn more!

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Warm rice salad with pomegranate, roasted squash, and pine nuts

July 14, 2017

This salad can be made ahead of time, making it excellent for weekday lunches. The wild rice holds its texture well so you don’t have to worry about it getting mushy, just more marinated as the flavours meld.

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Practicing mindfulness: Tips and experiences from residents

July 7, 2017

UBC residents share their experiences with mindfulness and how it applies to medical practice.

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Exploring the relationship between physician burnout and patient outcomes

June 22, 2017

A model to explain the relationship between dimensions of burnout and patient outcomes, including patient satisfaction and recovery time.

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Dr. Elisabet Joa on maintaining wellness throughout a busy career

June 9, 2017

Meet Dr. Elisabet Joa, the recently appointed Assistant Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education at UBC.

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Cold noodles with miso, lime and ginger

June 2, 2017

The perfect meal for a sticky summer day when dinner cannot be cold enough.

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Residents supporting residents

May 26, 2017

Meet Dr. Rose Hsu, one of 77 UBC residents and faculty members serving as ambassadors for resident wellness at training sites across BC.

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