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Compassion and Self-Compassion: Important Pieces in Patient Care

February 14, 2019

It’s been suggested that many people decide to work in the medical profession out of compassion for others. A panel of leaders in the medical community at Stanford discuss the importance of self-compassion in maintaining compassion for patients. Read more about the concept of self-compassion as a tool for success and mental well being. Test […]

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Blushing Latte Recipe

February 8, 2019

Enjoy this Blushing Latte Recipe to share with your loved ones!

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Six Mindfulness Techniques for Physicians

February 1, 2019

Dr. Epstien, a professor at the University of Rochester, advocates for mindfulness as a powerful tool for medical professionals in dealing with personal stress, being more compassionate, and reducing clinical errors. Read about his Six Mindfulness Practices for Physicians. If you are interested in continuing to practice mindfulness, please visit the RWO’s resources on Mindfulness […]

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The RWO is Piloting Saturday Appointments!

January 18, 2019

The Resident Wellness Office is piloting Saturday Appointment times!

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View the RWO’s List of Community Resources

January 11, 2019

Have a look at the Resident Wellness Office’s list of community resources!

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Superfoods Soup Recipe!

January 3, 2019

Enjoy this delicious Superfoods Soup Recipe as you brave the wet winter weather! 

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From Physicians to Physicians: How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

January 2, 2019

Happy New Year from the Resident Wellness Office! Have you made New Year’s Resolutions? Read suggestions of how to keep them in a busy life as a doctor.

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Holiday Hot Chocolate

Past Residents’ tips to survive and thrive during the holidays

December 17, 2018

The Resident Wellness Office asked residents to share with us: What are your tips for surviving and thriving during the holiday season? Whether spending the holidays at home, at the hospital, or away on rotation, this time of year can often bring on added stress. For some, this may be your first holidays away from home, […]

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with an easy to make, healthy, cake-in-a-mug!

December 4, 2018

Taken from Olympic long distance runner Shalane Flanagan’s cookbook Run Fast, Eat Slow, this recipe an easy way to make a healthy, single-serve Cake in a Mug!

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Resources

November 30, 2018

Check out the Resident Wellness Office’s new collection of resources for mindfulness-based stress reduction, including audio-recordings of guided meditations and worksheets to record your experiences. All resources are taken from the “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety“, available for loan from the Resident Wellness Library.

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Dr. Bruce Forster

Dr. Forster discusses wellness in medicine

November 23, 2018

Dr. Bruce Forster is a professor and head of the Department of Radiology in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Learn about what wellness means to Dr. Forster and how he find joy in medicine. What does wellness mean to you? It is a holistic sense of accomplishment, joy and good physical and mental health. What […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

November 14, 2018

Craving chocolate? Enjoy these healthy  Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, with no refined sugars and guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. This delicious recipe comes from Olympic long distance runner Shalane Flanagan’s cookbook Run Fast, Eat Slow.

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Red Poppy- Lest We Forget

The Impact of War on Medicine

November 9, 2018

Remembering those who have served this Remembrance Day, with a special look at the impact of war on medicine and the role of the First World War in the establishment of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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Dr. Chris Uy with Guests, RTN 2018

The Highs and Lows of Residency: A Performance By Dr. Chris Uy

October 30, 2018

Dr. Chris Uy and guests with a marvelous performance at Resident Talent Night 2018!

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Connecting with Patients Can Help You Become a Better Doctor

October 23, 2018

According to one Emergency Medicine resident, connecting with patients can help you become a better doctor.

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Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie

Recipe: Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie

October 5, 2018

Enjoy the Recipe- Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie! 

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PGME Faculty & Staff Wellness Award Ceremony

Announcing the recipients of the 3rd Annual Faculty and Staff Wellness Award Winners!

October 4, 2018

  We are very pleased to announce the recipients of the 3rd Annual UBC Postgraduate Faculty & Staff Wellness Award that was presented at the 11th Annual Resident Talent Night on Sept. 27, 2018. The UBC Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Wellness Award honours faculty and staff members in Postgraduate Medical Education who demonstrate leadership in […]

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This changed my practice: Compassion fatigue

September 20, 2018

Learn more about how to recognize and buffer yourself against vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue throughout medical practice.

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Dr. Gerald da Roza discusses wellness and finding joy in medicine

September 13, 2018

Get to know Dr. Gerald da Roza, the Postgraduate Director of Royal Columbian Hospital’s CTU, the Head of Medicine at Royal Columbian Hospital, and Division Head for Fraser Health Nephrology. Learn more about what wellness means to Dr. da Roza and how he finds joy in medicine.

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Teaching doctors to be mindful

September 7, 2018

There has been a growing awareness among doctors that being mindful, or fully present and attentive to the moment, not only improves the way they engage with patients but also mitigates the stresses of clinical practice.

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Meet the newest Resident Wellness Counsellor, Kion Davies

August 27, 2018

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

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Little capsules of gratitude

August 16, 2018

In this article from the New England Journal of Medicine, physicians share Twitter-sized stories about their experiences in medicine that reignite a sense of gratitude in this work.

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Asparagus, snap pea, and radish salad

August 8, 2018

This alternative side salad (no lettuce here!) is packed with healthy greens and cheese.

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Meet Dr. Michelle Ceniza, family practice resident and international medical graduate (IMG)

July 26, 2018

Dr. Michelle Ceniza recently completed her Family Practice residency at the Surrey-South Fraser site and is an international medical graduate (IMG). Learn more about what wellness means to Dr. Ceniza and what the experience as an IMG has been like for her.

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This changed my practice: Self-care

July 13, 2018

Psychiatrist Dr. Maia Love describes how a focus on wellness and self-care can support professional excellence.

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