Academic Expectations & Guidelines

The Abbotsford-Mission Faculty has developed an Academic Expectations & Guidelines handout for our Residents. The handout details the program’s expectations regarding Journal Club, Academic Half Day, and Scholar Projects. In addition, it also provides useful resources to assist you over the course of your residency. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Dr. Iris Liu, Abbotsford-Mission Site Faculty for Behavioural Medicine & Scholarship. Thank you!

Narrative Medicine

An Introduction to Narrative Medicine for Teachers and Learners in the VFMP in Four Fun Sessions

Medical schools are increasingly introducing Narrative Medicine programming. Narrative Medicine is the practice of discussing short health care related written works.  It is a fantastic tool for fostering wellness and healthy workplace and learning culture. Our offering allows faculty, residents, and students in the VFMP to come together and get introduced to Narrative Medicine.  In a series of four evening small group sessions, facilitators will lead Narrative Medicine exercised and discussions.

The sessions will focus on the following themes:

Introduction to Close Reading and Reflective Writing
Clinical Encounter
Communication & Collegiality
Professional Identity & Self-Care

Faculty, residents and medical students are encouraged to register for a series that fits their schedule:

Summer Program 2017 – Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:00pm Starting Soon!
Dates: June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19
Location: Room 2250, 2nd Floor, Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel St, Vancouver, BC.
Register Here: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/narrative_medicine_summer2017/

Fall Program 2017 – Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:00pm
Dates: September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4
Location: Room 2230, 2nd Floor, Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel St, Vancouver, BC.
Register Here: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/narrative_medicine_fall2017/

To learn more, visit here!

Thank you Dr. Rose Hsu for the heads up!

R1s Take Down the R2s in our 2017 Volleyball Tourney!

Wow! What an amazing day! The weather was fantastic and the Residents were ready to play! And so we did! The R1s were impressive with their offensive power and quick saves. The R2s definitely had moments of brilliance but were unable to match the R1s dominance. By the end of the afternoon, we lost track of the score and just enjoyed the game and the sunshine.

Our R1 winners received the coveted Henry Weinhard Award! Best darn root beer this side of Regina! And bragging rights of course! This evens out the score now as the R2s were victorious last year.

The R2s have to compose a limerick based on their field notes and have it submitted to me by Monday, June 26. The limericks will be reviewed by our R1s and a winner announced Thursday, June 29th! Let’s see if Dr. Rose Hsu can pull off another win!

Academic Half Day: Teaching Excellence Award

This year we’ve initiated an internal award for Academic Half Day Teaching Excellence. These are presentations that are consistently well-organized and thoughtfully articulated. They include collaborative exercises to reinforce the presenter’s objectives and engage learners. Facilitators of these sessions encourage participants to explore the material and more importantly play with the concepts. In play, these educators develop a safe place for inquiry and the residents have fun learning. We love that!

Congratulations to our primary preceptor, Dr. Richard Egolf, and our R2, Dr. Bruce Griffioen, on being the first recipients of the Taward!

Publications!

Congratulations to our graduate Dr. Rachel Oommen! During her final year of residency, she has had two publications that were accepted in the Canadian Family Physician. Fantastic!

Oommen, R. CFPC 99 priority topics podcasts for family medicine residents. Canadian Family Physician. Accepted November 2016.

Beckerleg W, Oommen, R. Osteoporosis management in residential care: How residents in internal and family medicine face the challenge of translating evidence into practice. Canadian Family Physician. Accepted November 2016.

UBC Scholarship Day Awards 2017

Congratulations to the Abbotsford-Mission Family Practice Residency Program Residents and Faculty!

Peter Grantham Resident Teaching Award
Dr. Adam Siemens

Lloyd Jones Collins Research Award
Dr. Rose Hsu

BC College of Family Physicians Award – Favourite Presentation
Dr. Harsimranjit Singh & Dr. Joshua Song (Poster)

Postgraduate Teaching Awards
Dr. Trevor Hartl
Dr. Terry Leung
Dr. John Pawlovich

Learn more about UBC Department of Family Practice Resident & Faculty Awards. #UBCScholarshipDay2017

Second Annual R1 vs R2 Volleyball Tourney!

imagesJoin us for the Second Annual R1 vs. R2 Volleyball Tourney!

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Mission Springs Pub & Brewery volleyball courts in Mission

Winners receive the coveted Henry Weinhard Award! Best darn root beer this side of Regina! And bragging rights of course! Here’s the 2016 recap.

Second place team members have to compose a limerick based on their field notes and have it submitted to me by Monday, June 26. The limericks will be reviewed and a winner announced Thursday, June 29th! This is who won last year!

Lunch is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. at the Mission Springs restaurant following our game!

Have a great day!