Council of Program Representatives

2020 - 2021

The Resident Doctors of BC membership consists of many programs with varying interests and needs. It is the purpose of this Council to ensure that those interests and needs are addressed in the association.

Role

  1. Act as liaisons between Resident Doctors of BC and the membership; sharing information with their colleagues, and relaying issues and concerns to the Board of Directors
  2. Identify potential committee members for and participating in Resident Doctors of BC internal Committees
  3. Provide cross-program information sharing and networking opportunities

Does your program have an open seat?

If your program representative is listed as “open,” this means we did not receive a representative nomination during the official nomination period, and no one has stepped forward since then to claim the seat. If you are interested in taking on the role of program representative, please contact the Resident Doctors of BC office at info@residentdoctorsbc.ca.

Council of Program Representatives 2021 – 2022

Chair: Dr. Willow Thickson, R1, Family Medicine, Vancouver Fraser

Program/Site Number of Program Representative Positions Current Program Representative(s)
Anatomical Pathology 1 Open
Anesthesiology 2 Open
Anesthesiology – Pain Medicine 1 Open
Cardiac Surgery 1 Open
Cardiology – Adult 1 Dr. Curtis Williams
Clinical Immunology and Allergy 1 Open
Clinician Investigator Program 1 Open
Colorectal Surgery 1 Open
Critical Care Medicine 1 Open
Dentistry 1 Open
Dermatology 1 Open
Developmental Pediatrics 1 Open
Diagnostic Radiology 2 Dr. Helena Bentley
Emergency Medicine – Fraser 1 Open
Emergency Medicine – Interior 1 Open
Emergency Medicine – Vancouver 1 Dr. Kira Gossack-Keenan
Emergency Medicine – Vancouver Island 1 Open
Endocrinology and Metabolism – Adult 1 Dr. Davis Sam
Endocrinology and Metabolism – Pediatric 1 Open
Family Medicine – Abbotsford 1 Dr. Claire Chiu
Family Medicine – Indigenous 1 Open
Family Medicine – Anesthesiology 1 Open
Family Medicine – Chilliwack 1 Open
Family Medicine – Clinician Scholar Program 1 Open
Family Medicine – Coastal 1 Open
Family Medicine – Emergency Medicine 1 Open
Family Medicine – Enhanced Skills 1 Dr. William Mak
Family Medicine – Enhanced Skills Prince George 1 Open
Family Medicine – Kamloops 1 Open
Family Medicine – Kootenay Boundary 1 Open
Family Medicine – Nanaimo 1 Dr. Stephanie Niles
Family Medicine – Northern / Rural Prince George 1 Open
Family Medicine – Okanagan South 1 Open
Family Medicine – Prince George 1 Dr. Claire Lenouvel
Family Medicine – Rural Fort St. John 1 Open
Family Medicine – Rural Kelowna 1 Dr. Christina Dennehy
Family Medicine – Rural Northwest 1 Open
Family Medicine – Sports and Exercise Medicine 1 Open
Family Medicine – St. Paul’s Hospital 2 Open
Family Medicine – Surrey / South Fraser 2 Dr. Ghazaleh Kiani
Family Medicine – Vancouver Fraser 2 Open
Family Medicine – Vancouver Island / Strathcona 1 Dr. Leah Trippell
Family Medicine – Victoria 2 Open
Gastroenterology 1 Open
General Internal Medicine 1 Open
General Surgery 2 Open
Geriatric Medicine 1 Open
Gynecologic Oncology 1 Open
Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility 1 Open
Hematological Pathology 1 Open
Hematology 1 Open
Infectious Diseases – Adult 1 Open
Internal Medicine – Vancouver 2 Dr. Natasha Klemm
Internal Medicine – Vancouver Island 1 Open
Maternal Fetal Medicine 1 Open
Medical Genetics 1 Dr. Brandon Chalazan
Medical Microbiology 1 Open
Medical Oncology 1 Open
Nephrology 1 Open
Neurology 1 Open
Neuropathology 1 Open
Neurosurgery 1 Dr. Michael Rizzuto
Nuclear Medicine 1 Open
Obstetrics and Gynecology 2 Dr. Maichael Thejoe

Dr. Charles Litwin

Ophthalmology 1 Open
Orthopaedic Surgery 1 Dr. Tanya McDonell
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery 1 Open
Palliative Medicine 1 Open
Pediatric – Adolescent Medicine 1 Open
Pediatric – Cardiology 1 Open
Pediatric – Clinical Immunology & Allergy 1 Open
Pediatrics – Critical Care Medicine 1 Open
Pediatrics – Endocrinology and Metabolism 1 Open
Pediatrics – Gastroenterology 1 Open
Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology 1 Open
Pediatrics – Nephrology 1 Open
Pediatrics – Neurology 1 Open
Pediatrics – Vancouver 2 Dr. Emilie Russell
Pediatrics – Vancouver Island 1 Open
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1 Dr. Saroop Dhatt
Plastic Surgery 1 Open
Plastic Surgery – Clinician Investigator Program 1 Open
 Psychiatry – Child & Adolescent 1 Open
Psychiatry – Forensic 1 Open
Psychiatry – Fraser Greater Vancouver 1 Open
Psychiatry – Geriatric 1 Open
Psychiatry – Prince George 1 Open
Psychiatry – Research Track 1 Open
Psychiatry – Vancouver 2 Dr. Carlie Penner
Psychiatry – Vancouver Island 1 Dr. Melissa Cunningham
Public Health and Preventative Medicine 1 Dr. Abigail Steinberg
Radiation Oncology 1 Open
Respirology 1 Open
Rheumatology 1 Open
Rheumatology – Pediatric 1 Open
Surgery – Pediatric 1 Open
Transfusion Medicine 1 Open
Urology 1 Open
Vascular Surgery 1 Open
R1 Basic Clinical Year – Royal Columbian 1 Open
R1 Basic Clinical Year – St. Paul’s 1 Open
R1 Basic Clinical Year – Victoria 1 Open