Resident Physician Blogs

Dr. Brad Duce
Resident Physician Blogs

Fighting Viral Discouragement

Posted on March 26, 2020 by Dr. Brad Duce

To fend off the spread of discouragement, here are a few practical tips to keep yourself mentally and physically well through the coming months. Even if you have heard them before, they are worth reviewing.

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Dr. Bernice Fonseka
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The Harrowing Tales of a Transfer Resident

Posted on January 13, 2020 by Dr. Bernice Fonseka

It’s never easy to be vulnerable, but I’m writing this blog post because I know for certain that there are residents out there who, for various reasons, feel that their program isn’t the right one for them.

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Dr. Samantha Cheuk
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A Year in Review: On Gratitude

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Dr. Samantha Cheuk

Looking back, this year had many challenging and wonderful moments that brought a new meaning to the words “tragedy” and “joy” for me.

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Dr. David Pinzon
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The Road to Residency for an IMG

Posted on November 18, 2019 by Dr. David Pinzon

The journey for IMGs to become licensed physicians in Canada is challenging. However, the rigorous process reflects the effort to choose and train the best candidates to offer high-quality services to patients.

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Dr. Richelle Schindler
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When you’re never off call: returning to residency as a new parent

Posted on September 19, 2019 by Dr. Richelle Schindler

As someone who has been doing both formal and informal work in the physician wellness space since med school, people come to me with stories. No one has ever told me that it wasn’t worth it, but I don’t think anyone is ever prepared for what coordinating being a new parent and a physician means.

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Dr. Marya Hussain
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Remember who you were when you were not a resident

Posted on August 26, 2019 by Dr. Marya Hussain

The work we do is very high stakes and while it is great to be passionate, it is equally important to disconnect when you get the chance to.

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Dr. Jordan Gibson
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Resiliency through Growth

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Dr. Jordan Gibson

To the new resident physicians of Alberta, it is important to recognize that our role is difficult, demanding and will push you in innumerable ways, but at the same time, your personal growth over the next year will be enormous.

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Dr. Veronique Ram
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When Doctors Fear Doctors

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Dr. Veronique Ram

I hope that my own fear of being judged will prevent me from judging others and somehow help alleviate the butterflies in my patients’ bellies as they sit and wait.

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