Suggested by our Residents and Preceptors:

Medical News, Exam Preparation, & Resource Links
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) summary guidelines
Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) magazines
Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care
DailyPOEMs: daily alert that identifies the most valid, relevant research
Family Practice Notes by Danielle O’Toole
Medscape: medical news, clinical trial coverage, and journal articles
Mike Kirlew podcasts
New England Journal of Medicine: medical videos
The Hub: University of Toronto
The Review Course: *has free study tips and links to Canadian guidelines!
Toronto Notes: medical review revised by University of Toronto student contributors under guidance of the Faculty of Medicine
: evidence-based clinical decision support resource

@ Point of Care
Bugs & Drugs
Family Medicine Study Guide
MD on Call
Read by QxMD
The ECG Guide

Cardiology: References
Elmayergi N. Colour Cardiology: A Primer 2.0. 2018.

Hatoum T, Sheldon R. A Practical Approach to Investigation of Syncope. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2014;Jun;30(6):671-674.

King M, Kingery J, Casey B. Diagnosis and Evaluation of Heart Failure. Am Fam Physician. 2012; 85(12):1161-1168.

Kumar A, Cannon CP. Acute Coronary Syndromes: Diagnosis and Management, Part I. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2009;84(10):917-938.

Kumar A, Cannon CP. Acute Coronary Syndromes: Diagnosis and Management, Part II. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2009;84(11):1021-1036.

Macle L, Cairns JA, Andrade JG, Mitchell LB, Nattel S, Verma A. 2014 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2015;Oct;31(10):1207-18.

Yaxley JP, Thambar SV. Resistant hypertension: an approach to management in primary care. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2015;4(2):193-199. doi:10.4103/2249-4863.154630.

Cardiology: Websites
ECG Made Simple

Certification in the College of Family Physicians (CCFP)
99 Topics for the CCFP

Chronic Illness
Sickboy: A discussion about the heavier sides of living with disease incorporating an unfiltered and unapologetic sense of humour

Patterson K, Grenny J, McMillan R, Switzler A. (2002). Crucial conversations: Tools for talking when stakes are high. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Neighbour R. The Inner Consultation: How to Develop an Effective and Intuitive Consulting Style. 2nd edition. Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press; 2004.
Consultation Analysis: readings, video, and skills

Counselling Approaches
Rollnick S, Miller WR, Butler CC. Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behaviour. New York; The Guilford Press: 2008.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information
Coronavirus (COVID-19) via The New England Journal of Medicine
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) via UpToDate
Coronavirus Disease 2019 via Wikipedia

COVID-19 Teaching & Learning Resources

COVID-19 with intubation (video simulation) produced VGH ED

COVID-19 Resources Canada: Resources for research and clinicians fighting COVID

COVID-19 Response (online modules): via Pallium & CMA

COVID-19 Simulation Guide via BCSN

COVID-19 & UBC Faculty Development & Support

Cultural Safety Mindfulness During a Pandemic via Indigenous Patient-Led CPD

EM Rap COVID-19: Videos & Links

ICU Training for COVID-19 via University of Toronto

Indigenous Patient-Led CPD via UBC

Teaching During Turbulent Times: Produced by our UBC Family Medicine Faculty Development Team.

Curriculum & Evaluation Objectives
Curriculum Mapping Guide 2018: UBC Faculty of Medicine (2nd edition)
Domains of Care & Core Activities: Core Learning Outcomes (May 2020)
Effective Communication Skills: CFPC
Evaluation Objectives: Additional links on CFPC
Recognizing Professionalism in Family Medicine: CFPC
Residency Training Profile for Family Medicine and Enhanced Skills Programs Leading to Certificates of Added Competence: CFPC
Working Group on Curriculum Review: CanMEDS-Family Medicine (2009)

Domestic Abuse: Resources
Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley: Transition Houses
Abbotsford Police Department: Online Resource Library

Emergency Medicine: Journal Articles
American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. Dec 13 2005;112(24 Suppl):IV1-203.

Hoppner AC, Klingler W. Emergency and intensive medical care of status epilepticus. Med Klin Intensivmed Notfmed. 2014; Apr;109(3):205-16.

Jones BP, Paul A. Management of acute asthma in the pediatric patient: an evidence-based review. Pediatr Emerg Med Pract. 2013; May;10(5):1-23; quiz 23-4. Review.

Khatri P, Yeatts SD, Mazighi M, Broderick JP, Liebeskind DS, Demchuk AM, Amarenco P, Carrozzella J, Spilker J, Foster LD, Goyal M, Hill MD, Palesch YY, Jauch EC, Haley EC, Vagal A, Tomsick TA; for the IMS III Trialists. Time to angiographic reperfusion and clinical outcome after acute ischaemic stroke: an analysis of data from the Interventional Management of Stroke (IMS III) phase 3 trial. Lancet Neurol. 2014; Apr 25.

Lo BM. An evidence-based approach to acute aortic syndromes. Emerg Med Pract. 2013; Dec 15(12):1-23; quiz 23-4. 2005.

Maggi M, Catalano D, Sperandeo M, Trovato G. Comprehensive clinical evidence for pulmonary embolism diagnosis and workup. Chest. 2014; May 1;145(5):1173-4.

Mead NE, O’Keefe KP. Wellen’s syndrome: An ominous EKG pattern. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2009; Sep;2(3):206-8.

Rivers E, Nguyen B, Havstad S, et al.Early Goal-Directed Therapy Collaborative Group. Early goal-directed therapy in the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock. N Engl J Med. 2001; Nov 8;345(19):1368-77.

Schroeder AR, Mansbach JM. Recent evidence on the management of bronchiolitis. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2014; Jun;26(3):328-33.

Sgarbossa EB1, Pinski SL, Barbagelata A, Underwood DA, Gates KB, Topol EJ, Califf RM, Wagner GS. Electrocardiographic diagnosis of evolving acute myocardial infarction in the presence of left bundle-branch block. GUSTO-1 (Global Utilization of Streptokinase and Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Occluded Coronary Arteries) Investigators. N Engl J Med. 1996; Feb 22;334(8):481-7.

Tintinalli, JE, Kelen, GD, & Stapczynski, JS. Emergency medicine: A comprehensive study guide. New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division; 2004.

Emergency Medicine: Websites
EM:RAP Emergency Medicine: Reviews and Perspectives podcast
Life in the Fastlane: source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care

UBC Enhanced Skills Program
UBC Enhanced Skills Program Site
A Guide to Integrating Quality Improvement into Family Medicine Programs (11/2021) via CFPC
Residency Training Profile for Family Medicine and Enhanced Skills Programs Leading to Certificates in Added Competence (5/21) via CFPC

Nguyen, V. T. (2015). The sympathizer. New York: Grove Press.

Financial Literacy
Beat the Bank by Larry Bates

Humanitarian Action
Orbinski, J. (2008). An imperfect offering: Humanitarian action for the 21st century. Toronto: Doubleday Canada.

Indigenous Health & Wellbeing
BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
First Nations Health Authority: Health through Wellness
First Nations Health Council
San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training: BC Provincial Health Services Authority
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health
UBC Learning Circle: Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

Innovation & Business
Cloud, H. (2011). Necessary endings: The employees, businesses, and relationships that all of us have to give up in order to move forward. New York: Harper-Collins.

Friedman, T. L. (2016). Thank you for being late: An optimist’s guide to thriving in the age of accelerations. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux .

Godin, S. (2008). Tribes: We need you to lead us. New York: Portfolio.

Heath, C., & Heath, D. (2007). Made to stick: Why some ideas survive and others die. New York: Random House.

Lencioni, P. (2002). The five dysfunctions of a team: A leadership fable. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Sinek, S. (2011). Start with why: How great leaders inspire everyone to take action. New York: Portfolio / Penguin.

Sinek, S. (2014). Leaders eat last: Why some teams pull together and others don’t. New York, New York: Portfolio/Penguin.

Internal Medicine
Hui D, Leung A, Padwal R (Eds). Approach to Internal Medicine: A Resource Book for Clinical Practice. Springer International Publishing; 2015.

Sabatine MS. Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016.

A Practical Guide to the Punjabi Language in Medicine

Late Stage and End-of-Life
Butler, K. (2013). Knocking on heaven’s door: The path to a better way of life. New York: Scribner.

Gawande, A. (2014). Being mortal: Medicine and what matters in the end (First edition.). New York: Metropolitan Books.

Kalanithi, P. (2016). When breath becomes air (First edition.). New York: Random House.

Fraser Health Library Services
UBC Library

Medical Education
Teaching in your Office: A Guide to Instructing Medical Students and Residents (2nd edition) by Alguire, Dewitt, Pinsky, and Ferenchick

Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO)

Advances in Labour & Risk Management (ALARM) courses

Video series: UBC Medicine – Educational Media

Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care (AAOS).  Focus covering the shoulder, hip, and knee. You can access this book for free through our UBC Library using your UBC CWL account. The latest ebook edition is 2018. Author: AAOS Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC. ISBN: 1-284-16685-6, 978-1-284-16685-9.

Palliative Care
British Columbia Centre for Palliative Care: Compassionate Communities
British Columbia Government: End-of-Life Care
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association: Advance Care Planning
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Speak Up: Advance Care Planning

BC Children’s Hospital
Bilicalc App
Canadian Paediatric Society: resources for clinicians and parents covering child-related primary care topics BC Children’s and Womens Hospital Online Formulary

Presentations & PowerPoints
AHD Preparation
Create Slides People Will Remember
Five Rules for Presentations


Fraser Health: Finding Funding
Fraser Health: Researchers’ Cafe

Resident Wellness
UBC Resident Wellness Site
UBC Resident Wellness Blog

Drugs for Med Students Review Series: a series of pharmacotherapeutic presentations, pharmacy resources, and pertinent drug information tailored for the needs of medical students. (Co-created by our own Dr. Jen Chen!)
Rx Files: Objective Comparisons for Optimal Drug Therapy

Self Improvement
Duhigg, C. (2012). The power of habit: Why we do what we do in life and business. New York: Random House.

Groopman, J. (2007). How doctors think. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Heath, C., & Heath, D. (2010). Switch: How to change things when change is hard. Toronto: Random House Canada.

Kabat-Zinn J. Full catastrophe living (Revised Edition): Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness. Bantam; 2013.

Sandberg, S. (2013). Lean in: Women, work, and the will to lead (First edition.). New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Social Determinants of Health: Resources
Abbotsford Community Services Program Guide 2016. Here you will find a list of programs offered by ACS.
British Columbia Disability Benefits Advocacy Program
British Columbia Health & Drug Coverage: check Pharmacare coverage.
British Columbia Income Assistance: apply for BC Social Assistance.
British Columbia Income Supports Patient brochure (April 2014).
Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health
Government of Canada Benefits Finder: find benefits based on your circumstances.
National Collaborating Centre on Determinants of Health
Pharmacy Compass: compare drug prices.
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada: Determinants of Health.
The Poverty Intervention Tool via The Divisions of Family Practice.

Blackbourne LH. Surgical Recall. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2015.

Telehealth Training Resources
Adapting family practice to virtual care (video/2020) via The Covid-19 Pivot.
CFPC’s Virtual Care Playbook (March 2020).
Doctors Technology Office via Doctors of BC.
Telehealth Training Manual (2015) via First Nations Health Authority: Health through Wellness. To learn more on the topic, FNHA’s Telehealth site and resources may be found here.
Virtual Care Toolkit via Doctors of BC
Practice Guidelines for Video-based Telehealth Services (2014) via BC Telehealth (Mental Health) Guidelines Committee

Administrative Resources
Ethical Practice in Responding to COVID-19

American Heart Journal
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
American Journal of Human Biology
American Journal of Human Genetics
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
American Journal of Psychiatry
American Journal of Public Health
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Annals of Emergency Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine
Archives of Ophthalmology
Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
BMJ: The British Medical Journal
Brain & Cognition
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Critical Care Medicine
European Heart Journal
Human Gene Therapy
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Journal of Anatomy
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Journal of Human Evolution
Journal of Immunology
Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Journal of the American Dental Association
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Journal of Urology
Journal of Virology
New England Journal of Medicine
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA
The American Journal of Nursing
The American Journal of Physical Anthropology
The New England Journal of Medicine
The Lancet