Resident Feature: Dr. Louai Musa

Good morning all!

Great news! Our Abbotsford Site Resident, Dr. Louai Musa, was recently featured in Resident Doctors of BC!  Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

Q: From your point of view, what are some of the benefits of training in a smaller setting than you were previously used to?

grad-239x300Dr. Louai Musa: One of the great things about working here is our super supportive program director, Dr. Holden Chow. Preceptors and staff also take the time to teach us and involve us with interesting cases or procedures.

Another neat aspect about training here is the flexibility to do 1 in 4 night call during the 2nd year of the program. We can do this in any area of interest to fulfill any specific learning objectives (for example obstetrics, emergency medicine, hospitalist, ICU).

We also complete a minimum of two to four months of rural Family Medicine as part of our training; I will be spending two months in Inuvik and hopefully another month in Newfoundland and Labrador. There is also a doctor here Dr. John Pawlovich that I would would like to work with because of his unique practice. Every few months he travels to Takla Landing where he works as the family doctor, and when he returns to Abbotsford he continues to take care of the patients via telemedicine.”

Read more on Dr. Louai and his learning journey with the UBC Abbotsford-Mission Family Practice Residency Program here!

I’m so proud of you Dr. Musa and so is our Program Director Dr. Willa Henry (check out her tweet!)! Onward and upward!


Physician & Resident Workshop 2017

What can we learn from bees to help us become better physicians? How can we improve the care we provide patients while developing our ideal practice? How does our practice of self-care contribute to mutually healing relationships with patients? This one-day workshop explores these questions by introducing and experiencing new paradigms that intersect bees, mindfulness-based approaches, and medicine.

Location: The Reach Gallery Museum
32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lunch and beverages provided.
Questions? Please contact Jacqueline P. Ashby at
Register by Friday, March 24, 2017. Seating is limited.
Learn more and register for the event here!

Accreditation statement
The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This course has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development.  This Group Learning course meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 4.5 Mainpro+ credits. This course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 4.5 MOC Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

Resident Wellness Update

Hi! A big thank you to our Dr. Rose Hsu for sharing the Resident Wellness resources below:

1. Life can be crazy sometimes – here’s 5 minute breathing exercise to help slow things down.

2. Did you know that the UBC Wellness office provides a number of FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service including individual or couples counselling (in person and over the phone/skype), referrals to community resources and other helping professionals, resources online about relevant health and wellness topics, and community events!

3. Self-Assessment of the Month: Burnout Inventory for Physicians
Take this quick self-assessment to see how you’re doing in relation to burnout this month. If your score is high, consider contacting the Resident Wellness Office.

4. 10 Self-Care Strategies for Residents.

Enjoy the sunshine!

Parks Canada Discovery Passes

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Last year I ordered us a stack of 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Passes and they’ve finally arrived!

For all of 2017, this pass gives you unlimited opportunities to enjoy National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas, and National Historic Sites across the country! Today, I’m going to leave a handful on the Resident Bulletin board for those of you interested in traversing Canada’s beautiful terrain! Pick one up after AHD tomorrow! Want to learn more about the pass? Visit here.