The aim of the Resident Innovation Fund (fund) is to provide funding for a broad range of resident-led initiatives to improve and enrich the resident experience in areas of patient care, technology/innovation, resident activities, and scholarly pursuit. The goal of the RIF is to highlight and support residents working to benefit the healthcare system, the lives of patients and healthcare providers.
The fund is awarded by Resident Doctors of BC to invest in resident projects, with up to four (4) awards annually with a maximum of $2500 per award with one (1) award per category.
Receipt of a Resident Innovation Fund award does not affect the intellectual property rights with respect to Resident Doctors of BC. However, the project may be included in communications to its membership and various stakeholders.
Recipients are further required to provide an update to Resident Doctors of BC upon completion of their projects goals.