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ER at RCH gets doctor boost
The first two of 10 new emergency medicine residents in the Fraser Health Region have started their residency at Royal Columbian Hospital.
Dr. Jess Paul and Dr. Margaret Zhang will graduate from the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Medicine in 2018. The remainder of the residents will begin their tenure at various facilities in the region over the next five years.
"The addition of these newly-minted doctors to Fraser Health's hospitals may ease the strain on the region's emergency departments by providing a sustainable work force," said Gavin Stuart, the Dean of the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
"We are excited to expand our training and teaching opportunities," said Dr. Anne Clarke, the program medical director emergency for Fraser Health.
While Paul and Zhang will be based at Royal Columbian, they'll also get training at other acute care sites across the region.
"Royal Columbian Hospital is the perfect place to be for the next five years," said Paul. "Their emphasis on hands-on learning and emergency clinician leadership opens amazing opportunities to learn emergency medicine in different clinical environments."
"You get to see a lot of really interesting pathology," said Zhang of her new posting. "There's lots of emphasis on education and working as a team."