Resident Doctors of BC: 2015 award winners

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 58, No. 5, June 2016, Pages 277-278 News

The annual Awards of Excellence recognize members of the health care community for their contributions to creating an optimal training environment for residents in BC. Congratulations to this year’s winners.

Award of Merit: Dr Meghan Ho

The Award of Merit recognizes a resident who has shown outstanding initiative in resident health and well-being, promotion of the role of residents in the health care system, or advocacy and representation of residents that leads to improved work or learning environments.

Dr Meghan Ho, an internal medicine resident, advocated for a program to improve the training that junior residents receive so that the transition to senior resident is smoother. The resulting transition program has become a formal part of the internal medicine residency program with the full support of program administration.

Dr Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching: Dr Jagdeep Ubhi

The Dr Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes a physician clinical educator for his or her contributions to residents’ medical education. The recipient will have created a safe learning environment that encourages self-inquiry, supports adult learning, and fosters within learners a desire to achieve their highest potential.

Dr Jagdeep Ubhi is program director of the UBC Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Program and the resident site director at Royal Columbian Hospital. His nominators noted that he is an excellent teacher who is calm and encouraging when teaching integral skills, and is always looking for innovative and effective ways to help residents learn. Additionally, he is timely and effective in his feedback, offering residents semiannual “fireside chats” to highlight their strengths and suggest improvements.

Residents’ Advocate Award: Dr Andrew Campbell

The Residents’ Advocate Award recognizes an individual who advocates for the personal, professional, or educational advancement of residents.

Dr Andrew Campbell is the program director of cardiac surgery and a staff congenital cardiac surgeon at BC Childen’s Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital. He has advocated for simulation training for residents since becoming program director 5 years ago, and the simulations he developed have provided residents with invaluable experience to practise emergency scenarios and complex situations in a low-risk environment. He is a staunch ally of resident well-being and provides support on a personal level by sharing meals with residents, accommodating illness and family needs, and adding physical health into academic sessions to promoting personal well-being.

Each award winner receives $1000 to donate to a charity of their choice and a personalized memento to recognize the achievement.

. Resident Doctors of BC: 2015 award winners. BCMJ, Vol. 58, No. 5, June, 2016, Page(s) 277-278 - News.

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