How Do Residents Manage Work/Life Balance? Last month at Robson Square, the Resident Wellness Office was invited to partake in the Internal Medicine Retreat. The afternoon took place for residents to gain further education during a day of talks, including a panel moderated by one of our very own Resident Wellness Counsellors, Elizabeth Sabine. Elizabeth […]Read More
RWO Services Return to Surrey Memorial Hospital!
July 14, 2022
It’s been over two years since the Resident Wellness Office has had a presence at Surrey Memorial Hospital due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Academic Half Days being virtual. We are so pleased to announce that we will be returning in person! Wellness services in Surrey will be available every second and fourth Thursday of […]Read More
Meet our New Resident Wellness Counsellor Nish!
June 27, 2022
The Resident Wellness Office is excited to welcome Nish Laszczuk to the Resident Wellness Team! Nish joined the RWO in April 2022. She is a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers as well as the Ontario College of Social Workers. Nish will currently be providing Individual Counselling support via Zoom and […]Read More
New Elder Support Indigenous Counselling Pilot
April 29, 2022
The Resident Wellness Office could not be more thrilled to announce that we are now offering Elder Support as of April 2022. We are honoured to have been connected with Elder Jean Wasegijig who is Odawa First Nation, from the Wikwemikoong Reserve in northern Ontario. Elder Jean is of the Bear Clan and her traditional name is […]Read More
UBC Continuing Professional Development: Practice Survival Skills Conference June 12, 2021
May 18, 2021
Registration now open for this year’s Practice Survival Skills Conference: What I Wish I Knew in My First Years of Practice taking place Saturday, June 12. Join for practical tips, virtual exhibit & job fair! Practice Survival Skills Conference: What I Wish I Knew in My First Years of Practice Jun 12 (Sat) | 0900–1400 PDT +Add to […]Read More
Free Mindfulness for Healthcare Summit!
May 14, 2021
Mindfulness for Healthcare A FREE VIRTUAL SUMMIT • May 20-23, 2021 Learn how mindfulness and compassion practices can support patient care, personal well-being, and an inclusive healthcare system. Please visit the website for information about how to register!Read More
New Session of the Support Group for Residents on Leave!
April 9, 2021
The Resident Wellness Office is excited to share the dates for our next session of the Aim, Focus, Release Support Group for Residents on Leave! The Support Group uses the evidence-based approach of Mindful Self-Compassion to develop healthy coping skills to challenging situations. Dates: April 29th, April 26th, May 3rd, May 11th Facilitated via Zoom […]Read More
The Wellbeing Convene!
March 16, 2021
The Wellbeing Convene is a free online webinar series focused around various topics in wellness for members of the Faculty of Medicine community, including residents, graduate students, and medical students. Upcoming webinars include Growing Resilience and Yoga & Activism for Wellbeing! Visit their homepage for further information and registration links.Read More
March 1, 2021
Runners and cooks Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Copecky have developed many nourishing recipes to fuel busy people! Enjoy this chilli recipe! Shalane and Elyse are the authors of the Run Fast East Slow cookbook, full of nourishing meals, snacks, drinks, and sauces for busy athletes- and doctors! 😉Read More
January 22, 2021
Over a year ago, I wrote an article for the online media organization Trail Sisters, which works to increase inclusivity and accessibility for women accessing trails. This article looks into continuing to work through challenging situations in the face of self doubt. Particularly in the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic, I think reflecting on […]Read More
Launch of Monthly Drop-In Wellness Rounds!
December 16, 2020
Wellness Rounds is a confidential, resident-only discussion that allows learners to connect, offer one another support, learn some helpful coping tools, and share in the successes and challenges experienced in residency. Starting January 13th, the Resident Wellness Office is launching monthly drop-in Wellness Rounds for all residents every second Wednesday of every month from […]Read More
New Start Date for the Support Group, Residents on Leave!
December 11, 2020
Back in Fall 2019, the Resident Wellness Office launched a support group for residents currently on medical leave, where residents learn healthy coping skills through the evidence-based approach of mindful self-compassion. The launch of this program was met with success, including positive responses from participants: “This group has been very helpful to me because it made me […]Read More
Psychological PPE for COVID
December 4, 2020
This UBC Changed My Practice article provides practical and effective tools to help your mental health during the specific demands of the pandemic, from the perspective of a physician. Please reach out to the Resident Wellness Office if you would like additional support or resources!Read More
The Some Work, All Play Podcast!
November 20, 2020
Megan Roche, M.D., and David Roche host a podcast called Some Work, All Play, focusing on a number of topics from the standpoint of self-compassion and unconditional love while offering evidence-based research to offer insight into different discussions. In their most recent episode, the Roche’s discuss the challenges, complexities, and beauty of relationships, particularly in […]Read More
Back in Fall 2019, the Resident Wellness Office launched a support group for residents currently on medical leave, where residents learn healthy coping skills through the evidence-based approach of mindful self-compassion. The launch of this program was met with success, including positive responses from participants: “This group has been very helpful to me because it made […]Read More
The 13th Annual Resident Talent Night 2020 was a huge success!
October 1, 2020
On Zoom, Dr. Julia Zazoulina, R4, displays a hoop performance at Resident Talent Night 2020, with emcees Dr. Laura Halperin and Dr. Carmen Wong watching (Internal Med, R2s) Talent Night 2020 Recap! Hello members of the PGME Community! Thank you very much for attending the 13th Annual Resident Talent Night! Talent Night […]Read More
BC Physician Health Program’s Physician Peer Support Sessions!
September 17, 2020
The BC Physician Health Program (PHP) is offering free drop-in Physician Peer Support Sessions every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 12-1pm PST via Zoom. Join other physicians and residents, Psychiatrist Dr Jennifer Russel, and PHP’s Manager of Clinical Services, Roxanne Joyce, to talk over challenges and issues you are facing as a health […]Read More
Resident Talent Night 2020!
August 14, 2020
You are invited! 13th Annual UBC Resident Talent Night – Sept 17, 2020 We are excited to invite you to attend the 13th Annual Resident Talent Night on Thursday, September 17th, 2020! Resident Talent Night celebrates the resident community’s many talents beyond medicine. The event started off as an informal gathering among internal medicine residents in 2007 and has grown year-after-year […]Read More