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Sometimes we freak out!

April 18, 2019

Counselor Elana Sures shares why sometimes we freak out and provides skills to help manage strong emotions to help you act in challenging situations in ways that help you get your needs met!

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Raspberry Hemp Smoothie

April 12, 2019

Enjoy this easy, healthy, and delicious Raspberry Hemp Smoothie recipe! Visit the Run Fast Eat Slow blog, written by elite marathoner Shalane Flanagan and runner/ chef Elyse Kopecky, for more healthy and filling recipes to keep you fueled throughout your busy day.

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RDOC’s Plan Your Own Social Fund

March 28, 2019

Are you interested in planning a social event for your program? Resident Doctors of BC offers a funding program to help fun events to build community within your program. Visit their website for more details and how to apply!

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Morning Glory Muffins!

March 18, 2019

Enjoy this Morning Glory Muffins Recipe for a tasty and healthy snack (to be enjoyed at any time of the day!)

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Happy International Women’s Day! Celebrating Inspirational Women in Canadian Health Care

March 8, 2019

As today is International Women’s Day, take a minute to read about the many highly respected Canadian female doctors and other inspirational female medical professionals who have benefited Canadian health care over the years!  

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Self-Criticism: What it is and how to address it

March 8, 2019

Self criticism can be a challenging mindset to manage, particularly for medical students and residents as they progress through their training. Learning about what emotions are and why they are helpful can be a great start in becoming aware of and addressing self-criticism.     

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Spending Time Outside!

March 1, 2019

Spending time outside, even for just 20 minutes, can be beneficial to promote wellness. Brent Seal certainly agrees- after being diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2007, Brent sought solstice outside. Alongside rock climbing partner James Frysak, the pair started a web series depicting their adventures and challenges as they prepared to summit Everest. If you are […]

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What does holistic wellness mean to you?

February 22, 2019

Dr. Amy Barnhorst discusses the importance of figuring out what wellness means to you, how to take a step back from a ‘perfectionist’ mindset, and how personal wellness contributes greatly to the wellness of patients.

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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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