Saskatoon Emergency Medicine Chief Resident One of 2016-2017 RDoC Award Recipients
Dr. Zafrina Poonja of the University of Saskatchewan one of five Canadians recognized for their contributions to improving the lives of resident doctors in Canada
March 22, 2017 – Ottawa, Canada – Two resident doctors, a general internist, a pediatrician, and a faculty manager are being honoured for their contributions to improving the lives of resident doctors in Canada. The awards are granted annually by Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC), a not-for-profit organization that represents over 9,000 resident doctors across Canada.
Dr. Zafrina Poonja is a chief resident in emergency medicine at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine, who has established herself as a leader in the field of physician wellness. Her work has included an overhaul of the wellness curriculum for residents training in her program as well as the development of the “How I Stay Healthy in Emergency Medicine” series for the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine’s (ALIEM) educational blog. Dr. Poonja serves as a member of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program Committee, ALIEM’s Wellness Think Tank, and the executive of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians’ Wellness Week Committee. Dr. Poonja is the first RDoC Award recipient to come from the University of Saskatchewan.
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