Congratulations to one of our residents, Dr. Brandon Tang, on being awarded the Doctors of BC Changemaker Award! Dr. Tang is involved as an Official Observer on our own Board of Directors, as well as sitting on the Advocacy Committee and the Communications Committee. He also featured in our August 2018 Resident Spotlight on the topics of medical education, health system leadership, and co-creating a recipe app targeted at busy students—especially med students and residents!
What is a Changemaker Award? From the Doctors of BC website:
“Each year the Changemaker Award honours one medical resident and one medical student who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and dedication in advancing the policies, views, and goals of Doctors of BC or a Resident or Student organization, through grassroots advocacy efforts. Winners are presented with an engraved plaque and a $1,000 cheque at the Doctors of BC’s Annual General Meeting Awards Ceremony, taking place June 2019 in Vancouver.
A Changemaker is someone who goes out of their way to advocate for a stronger health care system through medical or political advocacy. Their commitment may be demonstrated by advancing health policies, supporting quality patient care, or improving the medical training process. This person might be involved with their local constituency, or be an active member of an association or political party.
One thing is certain: The successful candidates act on their desire to improve BC’s health care system.”
Congratulations Dr. Tang!