Plan Your Own Social

Events by Residents, for Residents

All Plan Your Own Socials and Group Sports must adhere to the PHO’s orders on social gatherings at the time of your application.

If the PHO’s orders change before your event occurs, and you wish to host your event under these new orders, a new application must be submitted at least three business days in advance of your event.

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.

Guidelines:

  • Events shall be organized for all residents (all years and IMGs) in a program or at a site.
  • Residency programs are limited to one social per academic year, up to $25.00 per Resident and up to $12.50 per Plus One to a maximum $750* per academic year.
    • Distributed locations can apply for a second social per academic year, for up to $25.00 per Resident and up to $12.50 per Plus One to a maximum $500 per academic year.
    • Distributed sites are any sites outside of the Lower Mainland, which includes West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack.
  • A residency program is eligible if it is on the Council of Program Representatives list.
  • One residency program is defined as all years of a residency program.
  • Events can be a sporting event or social gathering that may include family members.
    • Only one Plus One per resident will be reimbursed by Resident Doctors of BC.
  • 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.
  • 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).
    • Distributed locations can apply for a second social per academic year, for up to $25.00 per Resident and up to $12.50 per Plus One to a maximum $500 per academic year (see above).

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

  • 2021/2022
    Program Event Date
    Family Medicine – Emergency Medicine Social in Nanaimo September 17, 2021
    Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Retreat September 9, 2021
    Emergency Medicine – Vancouver Island Resident Bonding Day August 25, 2021
    Anatomical Pathology, Hematopathology, Neuropathology, Medical Microbiology Summer Social August 14, 2021
    Psychiatry – Geriatric Lunch August 7, 2021
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Welcome BBQ July 14, 2021
  • 2020/2021
    Program Event Date
    Family Medicine – Nanaimo Virtual Social June 26, 2021
    Anesthesiology Virtual Social June 4, 2021
    Nephrology Virtual Social May 17, 2021
    Hematology Virtual Social April 13, 2021
    Pediatrics – Vancouver Virtual Social April 12, 2021
    Family Medicine – Abbotsford Virtual Holiday Social January 28, 2021
    Clinical Immunology & Allergy and Pediatric – Clinical Immunology & Allergy Virtual Holiday Party December 30, 2020
    Radiation Oncology Virtual Holiday Party December 28, 2020
    Family Medicine – Victoria and R1 Basic Clinical Year – Victoria Virtual Holiday Party December 28, 2020
    Family Medicine – Kamloops Virtual Holiday Party December 23, 2020
    Urology Virtual Holiday Party December 18, 2020
    Infectious Diseases – Adult and Medical Microbiology Virtual Holiday Social December 17, 2020
    Family Medicine – Vancouver Fraser Virtual Holiday Social December 17, 2020
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Virtual Yoga Class December 16, 2020
    General Internal Medicine Virtual Time to Wine and Feast December 16, 2020
    Neurology Virtual Annual Holiday Party December 12, 2020
    Geriatric Medicine Virtual Social November 25, 2020
    Internal Medicine Virtual R3 Match Day Celebration November 4, 2020
    Family Medicine – Okanagan South Virtual Trivia Night November 1, 2020
    General Surgery Virtual Cooking Class October 18, 2020
    Psychiatry – Geriatric Virtual Meet & Greet September 12, 2020
    Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Retreat September 3, 2020
    Emergency Medicine – Fraser EM Retreat August 9, 2020
    Ophthalmology Resident Lake Daytrip August 9, 2020
    Emergency Medicine – Vancouver Summer Beach Social July 29, 2020
    Emergency Medicine – Vancouver Island Welcome BBQ July 8, 2020
  • 2019/2020
    Program Event Date
    Psychiatry – Vancouver Island End of Year Reunion June, 2020
    Pediatrics – Vancouver Island Welcome BBQ June 30, 2020
    Pediatrics Virtual Social June 30, 2020
    Vascular Surgery Going Away Party June 26, 2020
    Endocrinology Virtual Dinner June 17, 2020
    Anesthesiology Annual Wellness Retreat June 12, 2020
    Public Health and Preventative Medicine Zoom Social May 20, 2020
    Addiction Medicine Virtual Wellness Retreat April 20, 2020
    Nephrology Virtual Fellowship Party May 1, 2020
    Family Medicine – Victoria Cooking Class March 11, 2020
    Basic Clinical Year – SPH Wellness Dinner & Board Game Night March 2020
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident Retreat January 10-12, 2020
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynaecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility OB/GYN Subspecialty Resident Get-Together January 9, 2020
    Family Medicine – Fraser Holiday Party December 19, 2019
    Family Medicine – Coastal Holiday Party December 18, 2019
    Dermatology Holiday Lunch December 17, 2019
    Clinical Immunology & Allergy – Pediatrics and Adult Holiday Party November 30, 2019
    Adult Cardiology Holiday Party November 29, 2019
    Family Medicine – Nanaimo Annual Wellness Retreat November 22-24, 2019
    Family Medicine – Okanagan South Christmas Party November 22, 2019
    Radiation & Medical Oncology Escape Room & Appetizers November 15, 2019
    Internal Medicine Nightmare on Heather Street November 2, 2019
    General Surgery Go-Karting November, 2019
    Neurosurgery Wellness Retreat September 28-29, 2019
    Family Medicine – SPH Kayaking Tour September 14, 2019
    Psychiatry Fundamentals of Meditation September 5, 2019
    Hematopathology Cooking Class August 17, 2019
    Emergency Medicine – Coastal Annual Retreat July 30-31, 2019
    Family Medicine – Rural Okanagan Welcome Retreat July 26-28, 2019
    Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Retreat July 25-27, 2019
    Emergency Medicine – Vancouver Island Welcome Camping Retreat July 12-14, 2019
    Adult Infections Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology Escape Room Teambuilding July 11, 2019
  • 2018/2019
    Program Event Date
    Anesthesia Annual Resident Retreat June 8, 2019
    Family Medicine – SPH End of Year Social June 28, 2019
    Basic Clinical Year – RCH Welcome Social June 28, 2019
    Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine Team Lunch June 27, 2019
    Family Medicine – Surrey South Fraser Rooftop Social June 21, 2019
    Pediatrics – Allergy & Immunology End of Year Celebration June 20, 2019
    Family Medicine – Kelowna Annual Houseboat Social June 15, 2019
    Family Medicine – Rural Okanagan 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
    Family Medicine – Nanaimo and Indigenous Tofino Retreat December 8-9, 2018
    Allergy & Clinical Immunology Aurora Winter Festival December 5, 2018
    Adult & Pediatrics Neurology & Neurosurgery Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 1, 2018
    Emergency Medicine Welcome Retreat for R1s July 17-18, 2018
  • 2017/2018
    Program Event Date
    Internal Medicine UBC Sports Day June 27, 2018
    Family Medicine – Surrey South Fraser Rooftop Social June 22, 2018
    Urology CRAFT Beer Market April 15, 2018
    Pediatric Emergency Medicine Mount Tremblant, Quebec Social January 28, 2018
    Adult & Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 17, 2017
    Medical Oncology Xoxolat December 8, 2017
    Family Medicine – Nanaimo & Indigenous Tofino Retreat December 1, 2017
    Family Practice & Emergency Medicine – Kelowna 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
  • 2016/2017
    Program Event Date
    Pediatrics  Pediatrics Sports Day June 27, 2017
     Family Medicine – Fraser  Family BBQ June 25, 2017
    Internal Medicine & Pediatrics – Victoria  FootGolf April 29, 2017
    Family Medicine – Surrey South Fraser  Tasty Indian Bistro (post AHD)  March 16, 2017
    Family Medicine, Psychiatry & Emergency Medicine – Victoria  Curling  February 2, 2017
  • 2020/2021
    Program Event Date
    Family Medicine – Nanaimo Virtual Social June 26, 2021
    Anesthesiology Virtual Social June 4, 2021
    Nephrology Virtual Social May 17, 2021
    Hematology Virtual Social April 13, 2021
    Pediatrics – Vancouver Virtual Social April 12, 2021
    Family Medicine – Abbotsford Virtual Holiday Social January 28, 2021
    Clinical Immunology & Allergy and Pediatric – Clinical Immunology & Allergy Virtual Holiday Party December 30, 2020
    Radiation Oncology Virtual Holiday Party December 28, 2020
    Family Medicine – Victoria and R1 Basic Clinical Year – Victoria Virtual Holiday Party December 28, 2020
    Family Medicine – Kamloops Virtual Holiday Party December 23, 2020
    Urology Virtual Holiday Party December 18, 2020
    Infectious Diseases – Adult and Medical Microbiology Virtual Holiday Social December 17, 2020
    Family Medicine – Vancouver Fraser Virtual Holiday Social December 17, 2020
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Virtual Yoga Class December 16, 2020
    General Internal Medicine Virtual Time to Wine and Feast December 16, 2020
    Neurology Virtual Annual Holiday Party December 12, 2020
    Geriatric Medicine Virtual Social November 25, 2020
    Internal Medicine Virtual R3 Match Day Celebration November 4, 2020
    Family Medicine – Okanagan South Virtual Trivia Night November 1, 2020
    General Surgery Virtual Cooking Class October 18, 2020
    Psychiatry – Geriatric Virtual Meet & Greet September 12, 2020
    Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Retreat September 3, 2020
    Emergency Medicine – Fraser EM Retreat August 9, 2020
    Ophthalmology Resident Lake Daytrip August 9, 2020
    Emergency Medicine – Vancouver Summer Beach Social July 29, 2020
    Emergency Medicine – Vancouver Island Welcome BBQ July 8, 2020
  • 2019/2020
    Program Event Date
    Psychiatry – Vancouver Island End of Year Reunion June, 2020
    Pediatrics – Vancouver Island Welcome BBQ June 30, 2020
    Pediatrics Virtual Social June 30, 2020
    Vascular Surgery Going Away Party June 26, 2020
    Endocrinology Virtual Dinner June 17, 2020
    Anesthesiology Annual Wellness Retreat June 12, 2020
    Public Health and Preventative Medicine Zoom Social May 20, 2020
    Addiction Medicine Virtual Wellness Retreat April 20, 2020
    Nephrology Virtual Fellowship Party May 1, 2020
    Family Medicine – Victoria Cooking Class March 11, 2020
    Basic Clinical Year – SPH Wellness Dinner & Board Game Night March 2020
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident Retreat January 10-12, 2020
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynaecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility OB/GYN Subspecialty Resident Get-Together January 9, 2020
    Family Medicine – Fraser Holiday Party December 19, 2019
    Family Medicine – Coastal Holiday Party December 18, 2019
    Dermatology Holiday Lunch December 17, 2019
    Clinical Immunology & Allergy – Pediatrics and Adult Holiday Party November 30, 2019
    Adult Cardiology Holiday Party November 29, 2019
    Family Medicine – Nanaimo Annual Wellness Retreat November 22-24, 2019
    Family Medicine – Okanagan South Christmas Party November 22, 2019
    Radiation & Medical Oncology Escape Room & Appetizers November 15, 2019
    Internal Medicine Nightmare on Heather Street November 2, 2019
    General Surgery Go-Karting November, 2019
    Neurosurgery Wellness Retreat September 28-29, 2019
    Family Medicine – SPH Kayaking Tour September 14, 2019
    Psychiatry Fundamentals of Meditation September 5, 2019
    Hematopathology Cooking Class August 17, 2019
    Emergency Medicine – Coastal Annual Retreat July 30-31, 2019
    Family Medicine – Rural Okanagan Welcome Retreat July 26-28, 2019
    Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Retreat July 25-27, 2019
    Emergency Medicine – Vancouver Island Welcome Camping Retreat July 12-14, 2019
    Adult Infections Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology Escape Room Teambuilding July 11, 2019
  • 2018/2019
    Program Event Date
    Anesthesia Annual Resident Retreat June 8, 2019
    Family Medicine – SPH End of Year Social June 28, 2019
    Basic Clinical Year – RCH Welcome Social June 28, 2019
    Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine Team Lunch June 27, 2019
    Family Medicine – Surrey South Fraser Rooftop Social June 21, 2019
    Pediatrics – Allergy & Immunology End of Year Celebration June 20, 2019
    Family Medicine – Kelowna Annual Houseboat Social June 15, 2019
    Family Medicine – Rural Okanagan 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
    Family Medicine – Nanaimo and Indigenous Tofino Retreat December 8-9, 2018
    Allergy & Clinical Immunology Aurora Winter Festival December 5, 2018
    Adult & Pediatrics Neurology & Neurosurgery Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 1, 2018
    Emergency Medicine Welcome Retreat for R1s July 17-18, 2018
  • 2017/2018
    Program Event Date
    Internal Medicine UBC Sports Day June 27, 2018
    Family Medicine – Surrey South Fraser Rooftop Social June 22, 2018
    Urology CRAFT Beer Market April 15, 2018
    Pediatric Emergency Medicine Mount Tremblant, Quebec Social January 28, 2018
    Adult & Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 17, 2017
    Medical Oncology Xoxolat December 8, 2017
    Family Medicine – Nanaimo & Indigenous Tofino Retreat December 1, 2017
    Family Practice & Emergency Medicine – Kelowna 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
  • 2016/2017
    Program Event Date
    Pediatrics  Pediatrics Sports Day June 27, 2017
     Family Medicine – Fraser  Family BBQ June 25, 2017
    Internal Medicine & Pediatrics – Victoria  FootGolf April 29, 2017
    Family Medicine – Surrey South Fraser  Tasty Indian Bistro (post AHD)  March 16, 2017
    Family Medicine, Psychiatry & Emergency Medicine – Victoria  Curling  February 2, 2017

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