EdX: AnatomyX: Musculoskeletal Cases

There’s a new tuition-free course with EdX on AnatomyX: Musculoskeletal Cases. Learn the anatomy basic to understanding five musculoskeletal injuries commonly seen in primary care medicine and orthopedic clinical specialty practice. Follow hypothetical patients from injury to operating room.

About this course: Musculoskeletal AnatomyX invites students to join medical and basic science faculty at Harvard Medical School (HMS) to learn about musculoskeletal injuries commonly seen in clinical practice. 

For each case, students visit the HMS Clinical Skills Center to observe the initial patient encounter and physical examination by an orthopedic surgeon. Following the patient encounter, students complete the interactive gross anatomy, histology and radiology learning sessions essential for understanding the case. The anatomy learning sessions include observing actual dissections in the Harvard Medical School anatomy laboratories revealing and explaining the human anatomy relevant for each clinical case.

The course began today but I’m sure you can grab a seat now! Register here.

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QIPS)

Providing training in quality improvement and patient safety (QIPS) is an important consideration for all of our residency programs. This has been fortified by its specific inclusion in the new accreditation standards. PGME’s aim is to provide a foundational QIPS curriculum to supplement what already exists and for the curriculum to be integrated into each residency program as needed.

Learn more here.

Rural Family Practice

A couple of years ago I had the privilege of visiting three of our rural sites including Fort St. John, Terrace, and Prince George. Each of these learning communities nurtured amazing teams committed to providing a rich educational experience. It was great to see some familiar faces and places in this short clip highlighting the advantages and beauty of our UBC Rural Family Practice Residency program.

Have a great weekend!

CAME Webinar on Coaching

The Office of Faculty Development and the Centre for Health Education Scholarship are pleased to co-facilitate the CAME Webinar Series at UBC. Designed to bring practical, evidence and experience-based advice to Canadian health educators, the webinars offer the opportunity to engage online with an expert and with colleagues in a live discussion on a key topic in health professions education.

*Please note that while these sessions are free to attend, registration is required. See registration link below.

Using Feedback and Coaching to Support Learner Wellness

Presenter: Dr. Joan Sargeant, Dalhousie University
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time: 12:00 to 1:00pm PST

You need to be affiliated with UBC to register. Click here to register.
If you have any questions, please contact Faculty Development.

UBC: Delivering health care supplies by drone to remote B.C.

“Many First Nations communities in B.C. are on lockdown to reduce transmission of COVID-19, which has exacerbated inequitable access to health care supplies and services, ranging from personal protective equipment and medications to laboratory services such as COVID-19 testing and diagnostics for other medical conditions.

‘Based on the isolated location of our community and the needs of our residents, drone transport may enhance our access to COVID-19 testing and medication without traveling and endangering other members of our community,’ says Chief Robert Michell of the Stellat’en First Nation, located about 100 kilometres west of Prince George. ‘The futuristic potential of this initiative is exciting. With drone technology, there is so much you can do.'”

More here UBC receives $750K TD Ready Challenge grant to deliver health care supplies by drone to remote B.C. via UBC Medicine.

CaRMS 2021!

R1 Team (top left to right: Drs. Richard Low, Diane Bosc, Michal Jurkowski, Sahar Shafaq, Casey Hicks, Jas Hans, Clare Chiu, & Michelle Ou)

Hi & Welcome!

We’re the Abbotsford-Mission Family Practice Residency Team based out of Abbotsford and Mission, British Columbia, Canada. We’re passionate about medicine, your educational journey, and delivering the best care to our community. We know you have several choices ahead and we’re here to help you in making the right decision for your future. Learn more about us here!

Scholarly Work in Family Medicine Education Grant

The Scholarly Work in Family Medicine Education Grant supports academic and community-based family physician members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in leading projects in medical education. This grant funds scholarly work with the intent of advancing family medicine education broadly. Projects that support CFPC educational initiatives will receive special consideration.

The application window opens on December 15, 2020.
Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on February 1, 2021.
Applications must be submitted online.
Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

Apply here.

Getting paid during self-isolation after COVID-19 exposure

“Nurses in some Ontario hospitals are not being paid when they are told to go home to isolate due to COVID-19 exposure. If they test positive, they do get paid. But if they test negative, they must still stay home for 14 days without receiving their paycheque.

It’s another blow to morale for frontline medical staff who have been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly a year. On top of the regular stress of working in healthcare, nurses fear catching the virus, or transmitting it to their families or colleagues. Rafal Fratczak is a nurse at Niagara General Hospital’s inpatient internal medicine unit. After an outbreak was declared on a unit Fratczak had worked on, he was sent home for a 14-day isolation period. He was told he wouldn’t be paid.


Dr. Gupta says the policy of not paying for self-isolation could have the effect of discouraging nurses and others from being upfront about possible exposures, he said.

‘It’s almost a counterproductive measure not to support honesty,’ he said. ‘It’s going to lead to a lot more problems.'”

Ontario nurses no longer getting paid during self-isolation after COVID-19 exposure via CBC.