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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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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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