PDP Episode 2: Dr. Chau Pham (part 1)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this wide-ranging interview, Emergency Medicine physician Dr. Chau Pham shares her personal observations of outstanding performers in the field. Further, she describes the underlying processes that she engages in to be and bring her best. Amongst the themes Dr. Pham touches on are:

  • Creating the optimal feel for performance

  • Maintaining meaning and gratitude in such a challenging field 

  • Dealing with uncertainty

  • Staying grounded and present when things get chaotic

  • Effective communication and debriefing (self and team) 

Dr. Chau Pham, MD, FRCPC, MBA, is an Emergency Medicine physician, Residency Ultrasound Director, High-Peformance Physician (HPP) Program Coordinator, Mentorship Program Coordinator, and Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. Dr. Pham is also the founder and director of Canadians Helping Kids in Vietnam (CHKV), an international charity that provides financial support to impoverished families in Vietnam through a sponsorship program. In addition to that, they raise funds to build schools and to provide bicycles to kids who would not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue an education. She also leads volunteer medical missions to Vietnam where a team of Canadian doctors, nurses, and paramedics provide training, support and much needed equipment to local hospitals. CHKV is a grass roots, volunteer driven organisation that does tremendous work for the betterment of humankind. I encourage you to check out their website: http://www.chkv.org



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