Resident Awareness Week

  • February 16 2015
  • 00:00 - 22:00
  • Free

Resident Doctors of BC is proud to have celebrated Resident Awareness Week February 16th through 20th, 2015.

Resident volunteers were involved in a numbers of activities which highlighted to the role of residents in health care.

Part Doctor Part Learner infographic


Resident Awareness Week was featured in a variety of media, including:

  • BC Medical Journal published a piece by Dr. Goldis Mitra in the Volume 57 Pulsimeter
  • Breakfast Television interviewed Dr. Samantha Balass on residency
  • UBC News profiled Dr, Katie Beadon, Resident Doctors of BC President
  • Vancouver Sun published a piece written by Drs. Katie Beadon and Goldis Mitra
Humans of Residency poster

Humans of Residency

Check out the Human side of Residency, featuring current residents.

View the full campaign

Emergency resident with quote

Transit Ad

Resident Doctors of BC produced a new transit ad for Resident Awareness Week, featuring one of our Humans of Residency.

Look for the ads on the Canada Line!

Residents at SMH RDBC RAW booth

Hospital Awareness Booths

Resident Doctors of BC, and a number of volunteers held awareness booths at BC Women’s, Royal Columbian, Surrey Memorial, St. Paul’s, and Vancouver General Hospital. Residents engaged a number of allied health staff and patients at the hospitals providing information on the role of residents.

RDBC RAW booth at West Van Aquatic Centre

Public Awareness Booths

Resident Doctors of BC, and a number of volunteers held booths at public spaces in the evening to engage the public and provide information on the role of residents in health care. We also handed out information on hand washing, as part of the Do Bugs Need Drugs campaign.

Booths were held during Resident Awareness Week at Canada Games Pool, Newton Pool, Vancouver Aquatic Centre and West Vancouver Aquatic Centre.

2015 Resident Awareness Week Proclamation


Resident Awareness Week was proclaimed in the BC legislature as the week of February 16 – 20 2015.

Video of Statement in leg for RAW 2015

Statements in the Legislature

Dr. Doug Bing, MLA for Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows, and Ms. Judy Darcy, MLA for New Westminster made statements in the legislature for Resident Awareness Week.

Watch Dr. Bing’s Statement

Watch Ms. Darcy’s Statement

RDBC video screenshot


Resident Doctors of BC launched a new video as part of Resident Awareness Week, highlighting a day in the life of a resident.

Watch the video


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