Resident Innovation Fund

Resident Doctors of BC

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.

Resident Innovation Fund 2018

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ADVANCING PATIENT CARE/HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

To highlight and support residents working to benefit the healthcare system, the lives of patients and healthcare providers.

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INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY

To highlight and support residents working to benefit the healthcare system, the lives of patients and healthcare providers.

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RESIDENT PROJECTS

To highlight and support residents working to benefit the healthcare system, the lives of patients and healthcare providers.

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SCHOLARLY PURSUITS

To highlight and support residents conducting scholarly research to understand issues affecting residents or patients in BC.

  • Timeline
    • Applications will be open to the membership annually for a period of not less than one month
    • A sub-committee (Resident Doctors of BC President, Executive Director, One (1) Board member and One (1) member of the Joint Task Force)
    • will review awards and present their selections at the March Board Meeting for approval by the Board of Directors
    • Awards will be presented following the March Board Meeting
  • Guidelines

    Eligibility

    In order for projects to access an award, they must meet the following criteria:

    • Project leader must be a resident member in good standing of Resident Doctors of BC and provide a current CV
    • Project must provide benefit to either residents, healthcare providers, patients, or the healthcare system
    • Be innovative and sustainable
    • Be visible to the resident community

    The Resident Innovation Fund is for new and innovative projects. In the event of a pre-existing or ongoing project, the fund may be applied to start-up costs. Applicants may apply for a maximum of 2 years of funding, and must re-apply each year of funding.

    Funding will not be provided to projects that are related to mandatory academic requirements.

    The fund will not cover conference funding or honoraria and excludes international projects (including those using overseas suppliers for manufacturing)

    Current elected Board members are ineligible to apply.

    Submissions must include the following items

    • Timeline of project and outline of deliverables
    • Budget for the overall project
    • Details of requested budget and the intended use of the award
    • Detail how the project will be sustainable beyond the Resident Innovation Fund
    • Projected impacts to residents/healthcare provider/patient/healthcare system

    Adjudication

    Project applications will be provided to the sub-committee and the board as blinded documents.

    Projects will be selected on the basis of:

    • Potential impact
    • Innovativeness
    • Sustainability
    • Feasibility

    Applications will be accepted until noon PST December 14, 2017

Application Form

  • 2017 Winners

    Advancing Patient Care/Healthcare System

    Dr. Jesse Thompson — Canadian Resident Simulation Tournament

    Innovation in Technology

    Dr. Greg Costello — Chilliwack General Hospital Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) Rounds

    Resident Projects

    Dr. Megan Kilvert – Gratitude Rounds