3rd Annual R1 vs. R2 Volleyball Tourney!

The Team! Drs. Wright, Musa, Chen, Dueckman, Wiksyk, Singh, Liang, Chow, Wilson, Parton, Siemens, Griffioen, Steve (UK), Metcalf, Friderichs, & Shokar!


Let me start this off by saying that I’m quite shocked at the outcome of this tournament! I thought my R2s had it in the bag and then Dr. Dan Metcalf (R1) served. Honestly, I think we’re all still recovering from his domination. As winners of the 3rd Annual R1 vs. R2 Volleyball Tourney, R1s received their Henry Weinhard Root Beer trophy!

Victorious R1s!

Second place team members have to compose a limerick based on their field notes and have it submitted to me by Friday, July 6th. The limericks will be reviewed and a winner announced Monday, July 9th. The winner receives a fantastic consolation prize! 🙂

2nd Place R2s!

I want to thank those of you that came out to play and those that joined us for support. Hands down this is one of my favourite events that we share with our Residents and the best way to end a season.

Much love to you all this summer!


New! Cardiology Primer 2.0

Excerpt from Dr. Elmayergi’s Cardio Primer

A big thank you to our ARHCC Cardiologist and UBC Preceptor, Dr. Nader Elmayergi, and his contributing authors Dr. Perminder Bains (Medical Director, Heart Failure) and Dr. Osama Gusbi (Medical Director, Cardiodiagnostics) for our newly updated Cardiology Primer!

Our incoming R1 cohort will receive a hard copy of the primer during Resident Orientation. The primer is also conveniently located under Residents for those interested in downloading the guide.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.



UBC Scholarship Day 2018: Resident Awards!

UBC PGY1 Residents receiving the Peter Grantham Resident Teaching Award at UBC Scholarship Day 2018. Our Dr. Daniel Metcalf at the far top right!
Dr. Chelsea Wiksyk

Congratulations to Dr. Chelsea Wiksyk (R2) who won the prestigious Lloyd Jones Collins Research Award and the BC College of Family Physicians Award: Favourite Presentation for her scholar project “Poems from Across the Room: Viewing the Patient and Physician Side-by-Side”. The Lloyd Jones Collins Award is funded by the Lloyd Jones Collins Foundation for an outstanding Scholarship Project as chosen by Family Practice Faculty. Our Dr. Daniel Metcalf (R1) took home the Peter Grantham Resident Teaching Award for our Abbotsford-Mission site! The Peter Grantham Teaching Award is given to a first year resident who has demonstrated interest and excellence in teaching. Congratulations to you both!


From left to right: Dr. Geoff Friderichs, Dr. Bruce Griffioen, Dr. Alexandra Enns, Dr. Adam Siemens, Dr. Jordan Wright, Dr. Louai Musa, and Dr. Chelsea Wiksyk

Congratulations to our 2018 UBC Family Practice Residency Program graduates! We are so honoured to have been a part of your learning journey and look forward to your continued success. Thank you to our UBC Staff, Faculty, Preceptors, and Rotation Leads for your contributions and energy invested in our team!

Preparing for Your New Residents!

Hi All!

Hope you are well! Many of you will soon see a new group of Residents perusing the hospital and so I’ve assembled a “Top 5” based on the literature and research on Orientation to new settings. This one-pager is designed to emphasize the key things to focus on during the first 6 months.
Please feel free to download, use, or suggest areas for improvement.


Deiorio N, Carney P, Kahl L, Bonura E, Juve A. Coaching: A new model for academic and career achievement. Med Edu Online 2016; 21.

Hiraoka M, Kamikawa G, McCartin R. A pilot structured resident orientation curriculum improves the confidence of incoming first-year obstetrics and gynecology residents. Hawaii J Med Public Health 2013; 72(11): 387-390.

Martin D, Nasmith L, Takahashi S, Harvey B. Exploring the experience of residents during the first six months of family medicine residency training. Canadian Medical Education Journal 2017; 8(1): 22-36.

Nellis D, Roberts S. Developing collegial relationships in a department and in a discipline. In: Solem M, Foote K, Monk J, editors. Aspiring academics: A resource book for graduate students and early career faculty. AAG Pearson 2009; 32-41.