Constitution and By-Laws

Resident Doctors of BC is governed by a Constitution and By-laws. It is led by a Board of Directors that is elected annually by the membership, which sets out the initiatives for the year to achieve the strategic plan. There are also a number of committees that work on specific areas, as well as a Council of Program Representatives that shares program specific needs, issues, and concerns and relays information back to their colleagues.

  • Board of Directors

    The Board of Directors is elected annually by the membership. There are five executive roles, and nine Directors. These roles are determined internally at the first board meeting by the elected board. Interested members are also welcome to attend any Board Meeting as a guest.

    Meet the current Board of Directors, or find out more about their roles and responsibilities.

  • Council of Program Representatives

    Each program elects Program Representatives annually; there are one to two representatives for each program depending on its size. The role of the Council is to ensure the varying needs and interests of programs are represented.

    Find your representative or join the council.

  • Internal Committees

    Resident Doctors of BC has several committees that deal with specific aspects of the association. Membership in committees changes annually, with the opportunity for involvement throughout the year for interested members depending on the committee.

    Find out more about the Committees.


  • To represent our members in contractual matters
  • To support our members’ education and training, and encourage excellence in the teaching environment
  • To promote our members’ professional, personal and financial well-being
  • To foster engagement among our members throughout British Columbia
  • To advocate on behalf of our members in collaboration with our stakeholders and the community



  • Ensuring a fair contract with the Employer
  • Treating all members equally
  • Ensuring residents are treated fairly in the workplace


  • For all members of the association
  • For other professional bodies
  • For patients and their families


  • Supporting members’ personal well-being by providing benefits and resources
  • Fostering social and networking opportunities among members
  • Encouraging a collegial workplace within the organization


  • Providing information to guide members through their role
  • Supporting ethical health care practice of members
  • Acknowledging excellence for practice advocacy and teaching