We are the professional association that represents
1300 resident doctors working all over BC.
We raise awareness about who resident doctors are and what they do. The purpose of Resident Doctors of BC is to support the interests of resident doctors in British Columbia. We take care of resident doctors, so they can take care of you.
Resident Doctors of BC is a trade union certified by the Labour Relations Board to bargain collectively on behalf of residents in the province. Resident Doctors of BC’s purpose is to support residents in fulfilling their education to become well-informed, prepared and professional physicians to enhance patient care.
A Board of Directors governs Resident Doctors of BC; most of whom are elected annually by the membership. All members are encouraged to participate in elections. The Board is governed by the Constitution and By-Laws, which can only be amended at the Annual General Meeting.
Membership is mandatory for all residents whose training is funded by the Ministry of Health. Membership begins July 1st of your R1 year, or on your date of appointment. The completed dues deduction form must be submitted as per the instructions in the resident appointment package.
Resident Doctors of BC encourages members to be involved in the organization. Below are just a few of the ways members can get involved – contact Resident Doctors of BC for more details.