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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 […]

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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!

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UBC Resident Parenting Guide!

April 29, 2021

Created by a group of UBC residents who are also parents, this comprehensive UBC Resident Parenting Guide provides information for those who are parents during residency!

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Transition Resource Guide

April 23, 2021

This Transition Resource Guide has been developed by counsellors working in UBC Housing to help people across the whole UBC Community to address the challenges of transitions in the times we are in right now. 

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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 20th, April 27th, May 11th, May 18th Facilitated via Zoom […]

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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.

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Chili Recipe

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! 😉

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Facing Self-Doubt

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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Aim, Focus, Release: New Launch of the RWO Support Group for Residents on Leave!

October 16, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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