Plan Your Own Social

Events by Residents, for Residents

Resident Doctors of BC wants to help you and your residency program plan a social event. We will sponsor up to $750 (up to $1,700 if two programs collaborate) towards your program social event.


  • Events shall be organized for all residents (all years and IMGs) in a program or at a site.
  • Events can be a sporting event or social gathering that may include family members.
  • The organizing resident must submit all related expenses with original receipts to Resident Doctors of BC.
  • The organizing Resident must submit a brief post-event report; pictures are also encouraged and can also be submitted if verbal consent has been obtained.
  • Resident Doctors of BC must be cc’d on the invitation sent to all residents.
  • Funding for an event is contingent on compliance with the Resident Doctors of BC Alcoholic Beverage Policy and must be abided by. Failure to comply with the policy will result in suspension of reimbursement for the event and future events.
  • Event must be pre-approved by Resident Doctors of BC and submitted at least one month in advance.
  • Residency programs are limited to one social per academic year, $25.00 per Resident to a maximum $750* per academic year.
  • One residency program is defined as all years of a residency program.
  • Programs are only eligible to apply for one of the following: $750/year for a single program event; $1,700/year for a joint program event; $25 per resident; or $30 per resident for a joint program event (whichever is less).

*Events with unusually high numbers of resident participation must be submitted for pre-approval to the Finance Committee

Programs that have received funding recently:


Program Event Date
Hematopathology Cooking Class August 17, 2019
Emergency Medicine – Coastal Annual Retreat July 30-31, 2019
Rural Okanagan Family Medicine Welcome Retreat July 26-28, 2019
Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Retreat July 25-27, 2019
Adult Cardiology Welcome BBQ July 23, 2019
Emergency Medicine – Vancouver Island Welcome Camping Retreat July 12-14, 2019
St. Paul’s Hospital Family Medicine End of Year Social June 28, 2019
Basic Clinical Year – RCH Welcome Social June 28, 2019
Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine Team Lunch June 27, 2019
Surrey South Fraser Family Medicine Rooftop Social June 21, 2019
Pediatrics – Allergy & Immunology End of Year Celebration June 20, 2019
Kelowna Family Medicine Annual Houseboat Social June 15, 2019
Rural Okanagan Family Medicine End of Year BBQ June 12, 2019
Ophthalmology Virtual Reality Social June 11, 2019
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Resident Sports and Graduation Day June 6, 2019
OBGYN Resident Wellness Day May 29, 2019
Public Health & Preventive Medicine Annual Program Dinner May 3, 2019
Pediatrics Team Dinner April 29, 2019
Family Medicine – Prince George & Northern Rural Dinner in Jasper April 12, 2019
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident Annual Retreat – Whistler March 22-24, 2019
Urology Snowshoeing and Dinner March 1, 2019
Basic Clinical Year – Victoria Wellness Dinner Night February 23, 2019
Internal Medicine UBC Winterfest January 2, 2019
Nanaimo and Indigenous Family Medicine Tofino Retreat December 8-9, 2018
Allergy & Clinical Immunology Aurora Winter Festival December 5, 2018
Adult & Peds Neurology & Neurosurgery Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 1, 2018
Emergency Medicine Welcome Retreat for R1s July 17-18, 2018
Internal Medicine UBC Sports Day June 27, 2018
Surrey South Fraser Family Medicine Rooftop Social June 22, 2018
Urology CRAFT Beer Market April 15, 2018
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Mount Tremblant, Quebec Social January 28, 2018
Adult & Peds Neurology & Neurosurgery Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 17, 2017
Medical Oncology Xoxolat December 8, 2017
Nanaimo & Indigenous Family Medicine Tofino Retreat December 1, 2017
Kelowna Family Practice & Emergency Medicine Houseboat Tour Sept 9 – 10, 2017
Orthopedic Surgery Chilliwack Valley Retreat Aug 31 – Sept 2, 2017
Infectious Disease (Adult & Ped) & Medical Microbiology Vancouver Mysteries July 13, 2017
 Pediatrics  Pediatrics Sports Day June 27, 2017
 Family Medicine – Fraser  Family BBQ June 25, 2017
 Victoria Internal Medicine & Peds  FootGolf April 29, 2017
 Surrey South Fraser Family Medicine  Tasty Indian Bistro (post AHD)  March 16, 2017
 Victoria Family Medicine, Psychiatry & Emergency Medicine  Curling  February 2, 2017

Past Events: