Doctors of BC

Resident Doctors of Canada is Now Seeking Volunteers for 2018-2019!

Dear colleagues in British Columbia,

Resident Doctors of Canada is the national voice of over 10,000 resident doctors across Canada. 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 their colleagues 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.

We encourage you to apply and to spread the word to your colleagues. Note that incoming PGY1s are eligible and encouraged to apply for RDoC volunteer positions. RDoC takes into account a number of factors when making volunteer selections, including mix of disciplines, training and practice settings, geographic distribution, and experience.

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 in PDF format.

The deadline for applications is 2359hrs EDT, Monday, April 30, 2018.

The RDoC Office will contact those selected for Committee positions by Friday, June 22, 2018 and those selected for liaison positions by Friday, July 20, 2018.

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.

Melanie Bechard, MD,

President, Resident Doctors of Canada

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