Year 2 Residents are required to complete a research project as part of their graduation requirements.
The following UBC Family Medicine residents were successful in publishing the results of their graduation projects. Links to published works are provided where possible.
2017 Published Resident Projects
“Telemedicine in primary care: Who are the current users in British Columbia.” BC Medical Journal, June 2017
2015 Published Resident Projects
Caroline Allen, Alka Murphy, Sheri Kiselbach, Stephanie VandenBerg and Ellen Wiebe
“Exploring the experience of chronic pain among female survival sex workers: a qualitative study.” BMC Family Practice, 2015;16:182. DOI: 10.1186/s12875-015-0395-6.
Laura Fung and Rita McCracken
“Patient with Dementia and Basal Cell Carcinoma.” Can Fam Physician, 2015 March; 61(3):253-254.
2014 Published Resident Projects
Erin Knight, Margaret Morris, and Maureen Heaman
“A Descriptive Study of Women Presenting to an Obstetric Triage Unit with No Prenatal Care.” JOGC, 2014 March;36(3):216–222. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30629-0.
2013 Published Resident Projects
Keith Ahamad, et al.
“Gender influences on initiation of injecting drug use.” The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Early Online, 2014:1-6. DOI: 10.1371/00952990.2013.860983.
2012 Published Resident Projects
“The formerly fat physician.” CMAJ, 2012 June;184(9):1112. DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.120251.
- Diet, exercise not enough for some patients. CBC News, April 2012.
“Are you ready for an office code blue? An online video to prepare for office emergencies“. Featured in CMAJ, 2012;184(5):e254-255. DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.109-4136.
- Direct link at OfficeEmergencies.ca
Jennifer Dressler, Nanamma Maughn, Judith A. Soon, and Wendy V. Norman
“The Perspective of Rural Physicians Providing Abortion in Canada: Qualitative Findings of the BC Abortion Providers Survey (BCAPS).” PLOS ONE, 2013;8(6):e67070. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067070.
Wendy V. Norman, Judith A. Soon, Nanamma Maughn, and Jennifer Dressler
“Barriers to Rural Induced Abortion Services in Canada: Findings of the British Columbia Abortion Providers Survey (BCAPS).” PLOS ONE, 2013;8(6):e67023. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067023.
Wendy V. Norman, Jessica Chiles, Carolyn A. Turner, Rollin Brant, Andra Aslan, and Janusz Kaczorowski
“Comparing the effectiveness of copper intrauterine devices available in Canada. Is FlexiT non-inferior to NovaT when inserted immediately after first-trimester abortion? Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.” Trials, 2012 Aug;13:147. DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-13-147.
Meghan Guy, Wendy V. Norman, and Unjali Malhotra
“Assessing the Health Care Needs of Women in British Columbia: Development and Validation of a Survey Tool.” Can Fam Phys, 2013 Feb;59(2):e101-e109.
- BC College of Family Physicians Research Day Award winner, 2011
2011 Published Resident Projects
Christina Ames and Wendy V. Norman
“Preventing repeat abortion in Canada: is the immediate insertion of intrauterine devices postabortion a cost-effective option associated with fewer repeat abortions?” Contraception, 2012 Jan;85(1):51-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2011.05.002. Epub 2011 Jul 20.
Lisa Mu, Farah Shroff and Shafik Dharamsi
“Inspiring health advocacy in Family Medicine: A qualitative study.” Education for Health (Abingdon), 2011 Apr; 24(1): 534.
2010 Published Resident Projects
Patricia Gabriel, Rebecca Goulding, Cecily Morgan-Jonker, Shannon Turvey, and Jason Nickerson
“Fostering Canadian drug research and development for neglected tropical diseases.” Open Medicine, 2010;4(2):e117–e122.
Susan Nouch, Jill Cunes, and Hans Christian Berger
FILM REVIEW: “Poignant tales of refugees in Canada.” Film review by Kevin Pottie, University of Ottawa. CMAJ, 2011 Feb;183(3):350. DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.101559.
- Direct link at Safe or Sound?
2009 Published Resident Projects
Joyce Choi, Sherry Chan, and Ellen Wiebe
“Natural Family Planning: Physicians’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice.” JOGC, 2010 Jul;32(7):673–678. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1701-2163(16)34571-76.
2008 Published Resident Projects
Amritpal Singh Arora
“Burdened Whispers: An Exploration of Domestic Abuse in the South Asian Community.” Can Fam Physician, 2008 Dec;54:1722-25.
Weiling M. Tan
“How do Physicians and Midwives Handle the Third Stage of Labour?” Birth, 2008 Sep;35(3):220-29.
- CFPC Family Medicine Residency Research Award winner, 2008
2007 Published Resident Projects
Courtney Howard, Caren Lee Rose, Konia Trouton, Holly Stamm, Danielle Marentette, Nicole Kirkpatrick, Sanja Karalic, Renee Fernandez, and Julie Paget
“FLOW (finding lasting options for women).” Can Fam Physician. Jun 2011; 57: e208-15.
“Stories from the Closet: a play about living with chronic illness.” Wepage.
“The Double Life of Doctor Lu.” Feature by Diane Haynes. Trek Magazine, 2013 May.
“Seeing Anew: Discovering Art in Research.” Feature by Debra Hanberg. The Bear Bones, 2009 Spring;9(1):2-5.
Family Medicine Forum: “The play’s the thing”: Using research-based theatre to increase empathy and disseminate research findings.
Christine E. Malcolm, Kevin K. Wong, and Ruth Elwood Martin
“Patients’ perceptions and experiences of family medicine residents in the office.” Can Fam Physician, 2008 Apr;54:570-71. e1-6.
- Lloyd Jones Colins Award winner, 2007
Ariana Murata, Carl J. Brown, Manoj Raval, and P. Terry Phang
“Impact of short-course radiotherapy and low anterior resection on quality of life and bowel function in primary rectal cancer.” Am J Surg, 2008 May;195(5):611-15.
Julia Ridley and Romayne Gallagher
“Palliative care telephone consultation: who calls and what do they need to know?” J Palliat Med, 2008 Sep;11(7):1009-14. DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2008.0002.
Suzanne Watters and Lindsay Zier-Vogel
“Physicians as patients: a narrative patchwork.” CMAJ, 2008 Apr;178(8):1037-38. DOI:10.1503/cmaj.080385.
Interview: “Doctors are the patients.” Pamela Fayerman, Vancouver Sun, Published: Thursday, May 01, 2008.
2005 Published Resident Projects
Michelle van den Engh and Lori Bonertz
“The effects of direct-to-consumer- advertising on patients in a northern Canadian community: A cross-sectional survey.” Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 2010 May;143(3):126-33.
2003 Published Resident Projects
“Mosquito repellent effectiveness: A placebo controlled trial comparing 95% DEET, Avon Skin So Soft, and a ‘special mixture’ containing eucalyptus oil.” BCMJ, 2006 Jun;48(5):226-31.
2002 Published Resident Projects
“Caveat emptor. ‘Probiotics’ might not be what they seem.” Can Fam Physician, 2004 Apr;50:583-87.
CORRESPONDENCE: “Author stands by results of probiotics study.” Can Fam Physician, 2004 Dec;50:1640.
“Can hand-held computers improve adherence to guidelines? A (Palm) Pilot study of family doctors in British Columbia.” Can Fam Physician, 2005 Nov;51:1506-07.
- Lloyd Jones Colins Award winner, 2002
- CFPC PAIRO Resident Reserch Award winner, 2002
1999 Published Resident Projects
Sarah Ostler and Anna Sun
“Fetal sex determination: The predictive value of 3 common myths.”CMAJ, 1999 Dec;161(12):1525-26.
1997 Published Resident Projects
Amin Sajan, Trevor Corneil and Stephan Grzybowski
“The street value of prescription drugs.” CMAJ, 1998 Jul;159(2):139-42.