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The UBC Department of Surgery has Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons accredited training programs in each of the following specialties: Cardiac Surgery; Colorectal Surgery; General Surgery; Neurosurgery; Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery; Pediatric Surgery; Plastic Surgery; Radiation Oncology and Developmental Radiotherapeutics; Thoracic Surgery; and Vascular Surgery. For more information on accreditation, visit http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/credentials/accreditation

Report Accidents or "near misses" to your supervisor and review the information on this webpage:

Many rooms come equipped with AV equipment such as a projector and a screen. If in doubt, be safe and bring your own.

Be aware that not all rooms come with a computer or network access. As with the AV equipment, if you require a computer and you are not sure the room has one, bring your own. To be safe, always bring what you need on a flash drive in case the room has no network access.

If you need to book AV equipment, including a laptop, contact MedIT.

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The Centre for Excellence in Surgical Education and Innovation is an academic education centre. To learn more about it and their research and programs, view their website:


The Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) is committed to enhancing health education scholarship by building capacity across the Faculty of Medicine through collaboration, team-building, mentorship of new faculty, successful funding applications, and other activities. Linked strongly to undergraduate and postgraduate activities, the Centre serves as a resource to help support best practice in terms of the delivery of the Faculty’s educational programs including assessment. Departmental links provide a resource for departmentally based members who require support and advice. CHES is also responsible for developing access to certificate and graduate programs in educational scholarship. www.ches.med.ubc.ca

The Campus-Wide Login (CWL) is designed to give you access to UBC's online applications with the same username and password. A CWL account currently provides you with access to the Student Information System, the Library, myUBC, WebCT or BlackBoard Vista, and more...

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Doctors of BC (doctorsofbc.ca)

At Doctors of BC (formerly the BC Medical Association), we make a meaningful difference in improving health care for British Columbians by working alongside our members to achieve quality patient care through the promotion of engagement, collaboration, and physician leadership.

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If you, or someone in your care, has chest pains, difficulty breathing or severe bleeding, it could be life-threatening. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

Further emergency contact information for physical and mental health resources are available below.

Ambulance, fire, police

Phone: 911

Poison Control
Phone: 1-800-567-8911

Addiction Services (detox) A network of direct and contracted addiction services for substance use problems, including counselling, needle exchange, opiate replacement therapy, withdrawal management and youth prevention. Phone: 1-866-658-1221

HealthLink BC 24-hour, confidential health information and advice; Phone: 811
Deaf or hearing-impaired: 1-866-889-4700
Web: www.healthlinkbc.ca

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre: Confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which may lead to suicide.

Phone: 604-872-3311
Deaf or hearing-impaired: 1-866-872-0113

Kids Help Phone Immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.  Phone: 1-800-668-6868

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Keys are supplied via your manager on your first day of work.  If you lose your keys, report it immediately to Security at 604-875-4777, as it may mean that the locks will have to be re-keyed.  Your manager can request a key through the appropriate services form.

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All UBC appointees have full access to all UBC Library materials and services. These include remote access to medical journals, access to library research workshops, online guides and tutorials on a variety of topics, and assistance from the staff and reference librarians. Clinical Faculty members can apply for library access:

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Information on research funding, how to apply and manage funds: Office of Research Services

Retirement: Information, planning and maintaining your connection to UBC

Retirement counseling: Faculty Pension Office / Faculty Association

Retirement counseling reimbursement: Faculty Relations

Staff Resignation: Human Resources

Faculty Resignation: Faculty Relations

UBC Faculty of Medicine (FoM) has over 100 videoconference rooms and several more non-videoconference rooms distributed across the province. The FoM uses Resource Scheduler as the centralized booking system for managing these rooms. The FoM’s Room Booking Team is responsible for ensuring the room are booked, used and managed efficiently. http://facilities.med.ubc.ca/room-booking/

Instructions Room Booking:

Book Faculty of Medicine rooms

Cancel a Faculty of Medicine room booking

Book a Department of Surgery Administration Office Room (Conference Room or Seminar Room): reserve the date and time in the Outlook Calendar for applicable room.

Classroom and meeting room booking guidelines

You may usually book rooms up to 6 months in advance for a single booking, or up to 12 months in advance for recurring bookings.

The user is responsible for the pick up and return of borrowed equipment.

All bookings are on first-come, first-serve.

Any conflicts must be resolved between the individuals with competing needs.

Please do not remove tables or chairs from the room and return the room back to its original state after you are finished.

Do not disconnect network cables from computers. Instead of using a laptop, bring your presentation on an external device such as a USB/memory stick.

Turn off all AV equipment when finished as per the instructions in the room.

Be aware that not all rooms come with a computer or network access. As with the AV equipment, if you require a computer and you are not sure the room has one, bring your own. To be safe, always bring what you need on a flash drive in case the room has no network access.

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The UBC card is UBC’s official identification document. It can be used for UBC Library services, UBC Bookstore and campus partners’ e-Money purchases, Food Services’ dining convenience and discounts, reduced or free admission to various UBC attractions and facilities. www.ubccard.ubc.ca

Various types of accommodation are available on the UBC Point Gray Campus and UBC Okanagan Campus. For UBC Point Gray information and reservations, call 604-822-1000, or toll free 888-822-1030 and request the campus rate. For UBC Okanagan information and reservations, call 1-250-807-8050, or toll free 1-888-318-8666 and request the campus rate.

For a listing of accommodation options please go to the following link: http://www.ubcconferences.com/

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