What is the Doctor's Lounge Series?
There was a time when doctors crossed paths on a regular basis in the hospital's doctor’s lounge. It was here that primary care physicians (and specialists) could come together and discuss issues related to patient care, practice management, and professional work-life balance. With changes in practice habits, many family physicians no longer have hospital privileges decreasing opportunities for collegial interaction for day-to-day practice questions.
The Vancouver Division of Family Practice (VDoFP) and UBC CPD launched two successful pilot workshops in Spring 2014, and engaged family physicians in identifying practice challenges that would benefit from collegial support, reconfirming and re-conceptualizing the modern-day Doctor’s Lounge, while given the opportunity to connect, share, and experience mentorship in real-time with their colleagues. Through these events, family physicians identified several topics for the Doctor’s Lounge series, one of which focuses on technology use in practice.
Who should attend these events?
Vancouver Division of Family Practice family physicians and resident members are invited to attend these events. Non member family physicians or residents delivering the majority of their services in Vancouver are welcome to attend the event(s) and apply for membership with the Vancouver Division of Family Practice online https://www.divisionsbc.ca/vancouver/becomingamember
What will I learn?
The Doctor's Lounge series include interactive workshops aimed at synergizing relevant, practical education with an opportunity for family physicians to build collegial relationships. You can attend one, some, or all of the workshops, whose content covers:
- Tech tips for family practice
- Enhancing patient care and practice life through optimized chronic disease management and expanded services
- Maintaining work-life balance