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RDoC Involvement Opportunities

BC Representative Elections

Nominations will be accepted until May 1, 11:59AM PST.

Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) represents over 9,000 resident doctors across Canada. Established in 1972, we are a not-for-profit organization providing a unified, national voice for our Membership. RDoC collaborates with other national health organizations to foster excellence in training, wellness, and patient care. Through its Board of Directors, RDoC provides a unique opportunity for you to represent the interests of residents across Canada and help shape the environment in which we work and train.

RDoC seeks candidates from British Columbia to fill two (2) positions on the RDoC Board of Directors.

Any candidate must be an RDoC Member in good standing, and must possess any of the following attributes:

  • Governance skills (previously served with other organizations as a Board Member or executive Member; e.g., Secretary, Vice President, Treasurer, Committee Chair, etc.)
  • Management skills (previous experience in policy, advocacy, medical education, professionalism, communications, wellbeing).
  • From all specialties (Family Medicine and all Royal College specialties).
  • Previous RDoC representation as a liaison representative or a RDoC Committee / Working Group Member.
  • Specific skills in finance, legal issues, strategic planning, human resources, leadership, IT

Elected RDoC Board Members serve for a one year term. Board Members may stand for election for additional terms to the RDoC Board, provided that they remain RDoC Members in good standing, and meet the performance/job description expectations for serving as an RDoC Board Member.

Nominations will be accepted until 11:59am PST on Monday, May 1, 2017. An election period will follow to finalize the two candidates. Nominations can be submitted at https://rdbc.wpengine.com/rdoc-nomination-form/. For more information about the nomination process, contact info@residentdoctorsbc.ca. For more information about the RDoC Board or elections process, contact Beth Sneyd at bsneyd@residentdoctors.ca or 613-234-6448.

Seeking Volunteers

Applications will be accepted until May 18, 11:59PM EDT.

Resident Doctors of Canada is the national voice of over 9,000 resident doctors across Canada. RDoC works closely with RDBC and the other Provincial Housestaff Organizations to represent the interests of our members. Residents occupy volunteer positions on the RDoC Board, Practice Committee, Training Committee, Wellness Committee, and Resiliency Working Group. Residents also act as liaison representatives on over 80 committees representing RDoC at meetings of the AFMC, CMA, CFPC, the Royal College and many other national medical stakeholders.

The ideal RDoC volunteer has a keen interest and the requisite skills to carry out their assigned roles with RDoC. In return, RDoC makes every effort to ensure its volunteers are provided with proper orientation and adequate tools to effectively carry out their role(s). Volunteering with RDoC is an opportunity for personal and professional growth for resident doctors. It is also an opportunity to have some fun getting to know your peers from across the country.
RDoC takes into account a number of factors when making volunteer selections, including a mix of disciplines, training and practice settings, geographic distribution, and experience.

We encourage you to apply, and to spread the word to your colleagues. Note that PGY1s are eligible and encouraged to apply for RDoC volunteer positions.
Information about RDoC’s work, open positions, and the application process can be found at http://residentdoctors.ca/call-for-volunteers/. Applications must be completed online, and include a 2-3 page CV.

The deadline for applications is 2359hrs EDT, Thursday May 18, 2017. The RDoC Office will contact those selected for volunteer positions by Friday, July 21, 2017.

If you have questions about the volunteer process, please email volunteers@residentdoctors.ca or call 1-613-234-6448.

Join us and help to shape the environment we work and train in, for the benefit of our colleagues across the country and Canada’s healthcare system as a whole.

Kimberly Williams, MD, MSc
President, Resident Doctors of Canada

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