UBC FoM: Student Mistreatment

Student Mistreatment from UBC MedIT on Vimeo.

“Mistreatment is behaviour, whether it’s intentional or unintentional, that insults or negatively impacts the dignity of someone’s respect and then that interferes with learning.”

Dr. Gurdeep Parhar, UBC Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Partnerships and Professionalism & Clinical Professor, Department of Family Practice.

Learn more about mistreatment, if mistreatment happens, contacts, reporting process and outcome, confidentiality, and references at UBC Faculty of Medicine: Mistreatment Help.


Faculty Development Breakfast Tomorrow!

Greetings All! Reminder that our Faculty Development Breakfast is tomorrow:

Tuesday, April 30 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Location: ARHCC Baker 1 Conference Room, Abbotford
Facilitator: Jacqueline P. Ashby, Ed.D.
Register here.
In this session we will cover the latest research in identifying learners in difficulty as well as discuss some of the advancements in virtual medicine as it relates to education and patient care. I’m also going to share 2-3 pearls from the Wilderness Medicine Conference! Residents are invited!

Be Fearless!

Advice to your 30-year-old self?

I would say to have no fear. I mean, you’ve got this one chance here to do amazing things, and being afraid of being wrong or making a mistake or fumbling is just not how you do something of impact. You just have to be fearless.

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco in Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss.

Sending love to all our UBC Residents who are taking their exams this weekend! You got this!


AHD Guest Speaker Series: Expanding Patient Partnerships: Better Experiences For All

Join Carolyn to explore “relationship-based care” for better patient experiences and outcomes, and to provide a more rewarding professional life. Understanding your patient’s care goals, expectations, fears, values and social landscape can build greater patient self-efficacy and initiative, and also daily opportunities to see how you are making a difference in lives. She will draw on her own experiences in uncovering new dimensions to patient harm, strategies for greater patient safety and developing systems resilience from an ecosystem perspective of care. Co-design and co-delivery with patients and family members as your improvement partners offers refreshing innovation and collaboration as a regular part of the workday. We’ll describe small practices that can deliver big rewards for everyone.

Academic Half Day
Thursday, April 25, 2019
ARHCC Baker 103 Conference Room
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Preceptors and Clinical Educators are welcome to attend!

Carolyn Canfield works as a citizen-patient across Canada and internationally to expand opportunities for patients, carers and communities to partner with healthcare professionals. Following personal tragedy in 2008, her full-time volunteering has earned her recognition as Canada’s first Patient Safety Champion in 2014, appointment at UBC as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Practice, and membership on UBC’s MD Admissions Subcommittee member. She co-founded BC’s Patients in Education(PIE) and the national Patient Advisors Network (PAN) to develop capacity and leadership in citizen-patients.

The recent “patient engagement” issue of Longwoods’ Healthcare Quarterly, featured Carolyn’s commentary: “The Capacity for Patient Engagement: What Patient Experiences Tell Us About What’s Ahead.”

Sleep & Learning

Sleep makes us better at everything. “The disruption of deep sleep is contributing to cognitive decline,” Walker says—in aging patients at risk of or already experiencing dementia, and even in healthy people. “You need sleep after learning, to essentially hit the save button on those new memories so you don’t forget. But recently we’ve discovered that you also need sleep before learning. Almost like a dry sponge to suck up new information. Without sleep, the brain becomes essentially water logged.”

More on You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—And It’s Killing You by Emily Dreyfuss who attended neuroscientist Dr. Matthew Walker’s TED 2019 talk on Why We Sleep.