VANCOUVER, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Professional Association of Residents of British Columbia, PAR-BC, is celebrating the 12th Annual National Resident Awareness Day today. Resident Awareness Day aims to bring awareness to the public about the importance of medical residents in the national healthcare system.
There are over 1100 residents working throughout BC in the healthcare system. Residents are a diverse group of medical doctors who are undergoing postgraduate specialty training, such as family medicine, general surgery, and radiology. They are frontline healthcare workers who are often the first point of contact for patients and provide around-the-clock services to patients in clinics and hospitals. They are also teachers and play a key role in educating patients as well as medical students. Most importantly, they are the physicians of the future and are committed to providing quality healthcare throughout the province.
This year, in celebration, PAR-BC will be releasing a YouTube video that describe what residents are and the role they play in the healthcare system as well as traditional print media advertising on transit throughout Vancouver. Over the weekend residents connected with the community, volunteering their time at the Dugout in Vancouver, serving hot meals and engaging with the public in a non-medical setting. In addition, there will be booths today at various hospitals to answer questions from the public and allied healthcare workers.
SOURCE: Professional Association of Residents of British Columbia
For further information:
Dr. Jason Wong
Professional Association of Residents of British Columbia