Dr. Maged Bakhet

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Barbara Harris

Enhanced Skills Program Assistant
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Program Highlights

The program is designed to meet the needs of a family physician practicing low to medium risk obstetrics in a setting where they will be on call for operative deliveries and management of obstetrical complications. Each new learner entering the program will practice in slightly different settings, and as such, their personal goals and community needs vary slightly. The unique attributes of each resident’s program is accommodated through discussion with the program director.

The goal of the enhanced skills residency program is to train family physicians who are competent to provide care at an advanced skills level in any particular domain as part of their practice of Family Medicine. The program is designed to provide the clinical, academic and scholarly activities that help all trainees achieve the competencies, as defined for the Category 1 programs by all the Competency Achievement Requirements (domain-specific, general FM Enhanced Skills, and local program)

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General Information

This residency program is for 6 months.

Program length of training does not exceed the Royal College or College of Family Physicians of Canada standard.

Curriculum for Enhanced Skills in Operative Delivery

Purpose:  To facilitate high quality, comprehensive obstetrical care, including operative delivery, by family physicians working within skilled professional teams in rural Canadian centers.

A.  Core Competencies:

The successful trainee has demonstrated that he/she is able to independently:

  1. Manage normal labour and delivery including episiotomy and repair of perineal lacerations.
  2. Manage abnormal labour including failure to progress, antepartum hemorrhage, chorioamnionitis, fetal distress, premature rupture of membranes, and threatened preterm labour.
  3. Manage obstetrical emergencies including malpresentation, shoulder dystocia, pre-eclampsia, uterine rupture, umbilical cord prolapse, and abruptio placentae.
  4. Counsel women and their families regarding the options risks and benefits to elective C. Section and trial of labor after cesaerian section.
  5. Manage postpartum complications including postpartum hemorrhage( including a D&C), retained placenta( including manual removal), and sepsis.
  6. Repair 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree perineal injuries.
  7. Perform cesarean section (elective and emergency) for appropriate indications and manage peri-operative care.
  8. Recognize and develop strategies for addressing risks and complications of cesarean section (infection, hemorrhage, injury to bladder or bowel, deep vein thrombosis).
  9. Perform tubal ligation at the time of cesarean section for appropriate indications.
  10. Stabilize and facilitate safe patient transfer for appropriate indications.

B.  Additional Knowledge (Optional Competencies)

The successful trainee of this program has demonstrated an extensive knowledge of, and, given appropriate clinical exposure, might have successfully attained competency

  1. Operative vaginal delivery, including low forceps, for appropriate indications.
  2. 4th degree perineal injuries
  3. Bakri Balloon insertion.
  4. B-Lynch suture.
  5. Cystotomy repair or enterotomy repair.
  6. Dilatation and Curettage for incomplete abortion
  7. Postpartum tubal ligation.
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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for University of British Columbia - Family Medicine - Obstetrical Surgical Skills - Surrey.
British Columbia
Gross Annual PGY-1 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-2 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-3 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-4 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-5 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-6 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-7 Salary
Educational Leave
Annual Vacation
4 weeks
Meal Allowance
Frequency of Calls
1 in 4 onsite/1 in 3 offsite
Maternity Leave
17 weeks, plus up to 78 weeks Parental Leave
Provincial Health Insurance
100% Premiums Paid
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
Extended Health Insurance
100% Premiums Paid
CMPA Dues Paid
Yes, mandatory
Dental Plan
100% Premiums Paid
Statutory Holidays
2x pay plus extra day with pay
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Yes 100% Premiums Paid
Sick Leave
Life Insurance
100% Premiums Paid
Updated July 25, 2023

Terms of Agreement April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022
Resident Doctors of BC website

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Explore Location

Rocky beachfront and pier on the water
Surrey-South Fraser
Surrey is a city in British Columbia, Canada. It’s part of the Metro Vancouver area and lies between the Fraser River and the U.S. border. In Peace Arch Provincial Park, a white arch marks the international boundary between Canada and the U.S. On Boundary Bay, the Ocean Point Shoreline Walk curls along Crescent Beach. Migrating birds gather at Blackie Spit. The Historic Stewart Farm is a late-1800s pioneer home.