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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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If you don’t have time to meditate for an hour

May 19, 2017

A UBC alum reflects on the role of meditation in her life during a leave of absence from residency, in the face of burnout and overwhelm.

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How to make easy chia seed jam with any fruit

May 12, 2017

Using the gelling power of chia seeds, you can transform a few cups of ripe fruit into a low-sugar, spreadable, spoonable jam in about 20 minutes.

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Meet Dr. Dianna Louie, a wellness-award winning clinical instructor in Pediatrics

April 19, 2017

Dr. Dianna Louie is a Clinical Instructor and the Faculty Wellness Committee Representative for Pediatrics. Learn more about Dr. Louie’s thoughts on maintaining wellness in residency and beyond.

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How therapy revealed the ills of residency

April 13, 2017

Three revelations that Dr. Shelly Dev, critical care physician, had about medicine and residency, while seeing a therapist.

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Meet Dr. David Kim, President of Resident Doctors of BC

April 7, 2017

Dr. David Kim is the President of Resident Doctors of BC and a first-year Emergency Medicine resident. Learn more about what wellness means to David and how he is working to promote wellness for residents.

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Staying present: Mindfulness in health care

March 17, 2017

Dr. Dzung Vo explores the relevance of mindfulness for health care providers and its impact on quality of care, quality of caring, and clinician well-being.

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How to prepare for exams: Tips from residents

March 9, 2017

Given the often increased demands of exam writing during this time of year, the Resident Wellness Office invited residents to share tips on what they’ve found to be most helpful in preparing for exams.

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Citrus, avocado, blackened salmon and quinoa salad

February 17, 2017

This protein-packed bowl is spicy, sweet, hearty, full of avocado and topped with creamy dressing,

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Sweet potato latkes

February 17, 2017

Love potato latkes? This is a vegan twist on a holiday classic, swapping out the spuds for sweet potatoes.

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UBC residents celebrate annual Resident Awareness Week

February 6, 2017

David Kim, UBC medical resident and President of the Resident Doctors of BC, talks about the importance of Resident Awareness Week and how residents can get involved.

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UBC Resident Wellness Office opens second location at Surrey Memorial Hospital

January 31, 2017

The launch of a new space in Surrey is expanding the reach of wellness services for medical residents.

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Ice Cream Rounds: What it is and how to bring it to your program

January 17, 2017

Ice Cream Rounds is a confidential, resident-only group that allows medical learners to connect, offer one another support and share in the highs and lows of residency.

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The Resident Wellness Office is expanding: New location at Surrey Memorial

January 6, 2017

Our new location at Surrey Memorial Hospital is now open! Join us on Jan. 19 for a free lunch and a tour of our new space.

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Introducing the Peer to Peer Network

January 6, 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new program-wide initiative, the Peer to Peer Network. Sign up as a peer helper today!

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A 5-minute breathing meditation

January 6, 2017

Keep your mind calm and aware by practicing mindfulness. Here is a quick mindfulness exercise that you can do anytime (when you wake up in the morning, before you go to bed, or before seeing a patient!)

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