Celebrating Resident Doctors Appreciation week

Transformative Learning | Strategy 13: Practical Learning
(l-r) Dr. Dayle Ostapiuk (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Prince George), Dr. Brian Hwanki Kim (General Internal Medicine, Vancouver), and Dr. Mehar Kang (Psychiatry, Fraser)

From family medicine clinics to specialist units around British Columbia, there are more than 1,300 UBC resident doctors training in regional, rural and remote communities.

Guided by UBC clinical faculty, resident doctors provide compassionate care to families and patients, and play a crucial role in our healthcare system. They also contribute their skills and knowledge beyond the clinic.

“Resident doctors support the education of medical students, conduct research and strengthen health care as they train to become expert practitioners in numerous specialties,” says Dr. Ravi Sidhu, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education. “I am grateful for their dedication to serving and enhancing health of communities across B.C.”

As part of Resident Doctors Appreciation week, the Faculty of Medicine spoke with a few UBC resident doctors to learn more about their experience by asking the following question: “How has residency training informed your future practice?” Please visit the Faculty of Medicine website to read their answers.

Through Strategy 13: Practical Learning, UBC is committed to working with external partners and alumni to increase experiential learning for our students – ‘learning by doing’ across academic programs, and to enhance career services.