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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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Roasted cauliflower fried halloumi tacos with spicy avocado basil salsa

July 5, 2018

A Mediterranean twist on a vegetarian taco, loaded with flavour. Add this to the menu for your next backyard summer event!

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Meet Dr. Joseph Finkler, emergency medicine physician and clinical professor

June 22, 2018

Dr. Joseph Finkler is an emergency medicine physician at St. Paul’s Hospital, a clinical associate professor, and a talented magician performing regularly at Resident Talent Night. Learn more about what wellness means to Dr. Finkler and how he finds joy in medicine.

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Physician well-being and the regenerative power of caring

June 8, 2018

The ability to engage in reciprocal, caring relationships with patients may be what’s increasingly missing in the modern health care system – and what’s contributing to physician burnout.

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Endurance crackers

June 4, 2018

These light and crispy crackers are vegan, gluten-free, packed with the health benefits of chia seeds, and simple to make!

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Meet Dr. Alicia Pawluk, family practice resident and international medical graduate (IMG)

May 18, 2018

Dr. Alicia Pawluk is a PGY2 resident in family practice in Victoria and an international medical graduate (IMG). Learn more about what wellness means to Dr. Pawluk and what the experience as an IMG has been like for her.

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Why do we cry? The science of tears

May 11, 2018

Crying is a healthy and important part of the human emotional experience, and the purpose of this non-verbal communication can be to elicit help and support from those around us. Read more about the fascinating importance of tears in our emotional expression.

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Baked falafel burgers

May 4, 2018

This recipe is simple, requiring just 7 ingredients, and it’s also baked for a healthier touch. Serve them on pita for a more traditional feel, atop greens for a seriously substantial salad, or wrapped in chard for a naturally gluten-free option.

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Resiliency: Foundational skills for a long and productive career in medicine

April 27, 2018

An overview of the ways wellness is being incorporated into the core principles of Canadian medical education.

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Dr. Fraser Black on self-reflection in medicine

April 20, 2018

Dr. Fraser Black is the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs with the Island Medical Program (IMP) and the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Bruce Crawford Award of Excellence. Learn more about what wellness means to Dr. Black and how he finds balance in medicine.

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Mushroom lentil stew over mashed potatoes

April 13, 2018

This comfort food is hearty and satisfying, and requires just 10 basic ingredients and 40 minutes to make (from start to finish)!

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This changed my practice: The practice of mindfulness

April 7, 2018

Dr. Vincent Hanlon describes how his practice of mindfulness developed and how this led to change in his practice of emergency medicine.

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Meet Dr. Peter Stepaniuk, a resident peer helper

March 29, 2018

Dr. Peter Stepaniuk is a PGY2 resident in internal medicine and a peer helper with the Resident Peer-to-Peer Network. Learn more about what wellness means to Dr. Stepaniuk and why he thinks peer support in residency is important.

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Being a doctor is hard. It’s harder for women.

March 16, 2018

Female medical residents and physicians endure bias and a larger burden with home duties. They also face a greater risk of depression.

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Collard green spring rolls with sunbutter dipping sauce

March 9, 2018

These 30-minute spring rolls swap collard greens for traditional rice paper, adding a sturdy, bendable, and healthy wrap with plenty of vitamins A, K, and C.

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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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Sharing stories from residency

February 8, 2018

In honour of Resident Awareness Week on Feb 5-9, the Resident Wellness Office asked residents: What is a touching or inspirational story from your experience as a resident?

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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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