Social Life

There is a fantastic rapport between the fellows and staff cardiologists at UBC. In addition, there is a real sense of camaraderie when working with the nurses and support staff in both the CCU and other subspecialty departments. With this working environment as a base, there are many opportunities throughout the year both within and outside the regular curriculum to meet and socialize. There are currently 16 residents in the UBC program and we meet every Thursday for academic half day. Although this is an excellent learning opportunity, it is also important for morale as we spend the first thirty minutes eating lunch and discussing events that have occurred at both hospital sites during the preceding week. We also meet every Monday and Tuesday morning for teaching and this again allows fellows to feel connected despite working at two hospitals.

With Vancouver as backdrop we also try to meet regularly outside the hospital. We usually end the year, begin the year, as well as celebrate Christmas with a lunch at a nice restaurant. There are summer BBQs for all the current and incoming residents and fellows. In August, there is the “Annual Cardiology Fitness Challenge” where we race up Grouse Mountain with prizes for both the fastest staff and fellow. During the fall, winter, and spring we have annual dinners at some of our favourite local restaurants. UBC is an exciting place to train both for both academic and social reasons.

 

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