rounds: February 14, 2020

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2019 Awards of Excellence

There is only one week left to submit a nomination for the Awards of Excellence, which close on February 24! If someone has made an impact on your residency, be sure to nominate them for one of our three categories: Award of Merit, Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Residents’ Advocate Award.

Annual Tax Clinics – Save the Date

Our annual Tax Clinics with FLC are coming back to Vancouver on March 18 and Surrey on March 25. If you are unable to make these dates and locations, we recommend getting in touch with your local MNP office, who offer complimentary personal tax preparations and business advice to residents.

financialPULSE – Financial Literacy for Residents, by Residents

The Resident Doctors of BC is excited to be launching a new financial literacy program in the next year! The financialPULSE is an innovative financial literacy program built by Residents for Residents. Our team is looking for engaged Residents with a background or interest in finance, who can commit to volunteering for at least a 12 month term. You will be assisting in the development of financial literacy education modules which will be offered to Resident members within the province and potentially nationally. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please send a CV and summary of your financial experience (200 word maximum) to pastpresident@residentdoctorsbc.ca. Applications are due by the end of the day on March 1, 2020.

Survey on Commuter Safety in Postgraduate Trainees: You could win $100 to MEC or Starbucks

A research team at UBC has put together a survey to study commuter safety in postgraduate trainees practicing in British Columbia. Collecting this data can help impact policy development to make work safer. Everyone who participates in this survey, even those who withdraw, will be allowed to enter a draw for one of five gift cards valued at $100 to either Mountain Equipment Co-op or Starbucks. The survey and consent documentation can be found here, and it will take approximately 10 minutes of your time. Questions? Please contact the lead author, Dr. Louise Cassidy, at louise.cassidy@alumni.ubc.ca.

ICRE 2020 Residency Education Awards Nominations

The ICRE 2020 Residency Education Awards are now open for nominations! What better time is there to nominate someone than the year that the conference will be coming to Vancouver?

Win $1,000 With the Changemaker Award

Do you know a medical resident who is passionate about advocating for a better healthcare system? Give them the recognition they deserve with Doctors of BC’s Changemaker Award!

CalendarUpcoming Events

Board of Directors Meeting
February 19

RWO Support Group – Residents on Leave
February 25

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Not receiving Call Stipend confirmation emails? Make sure to check your Junk folder, and to use the email address first used to create your profile.

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January 28
Don’t forget the importance of your annual N95 fit-testing and safety precautions.

February 5
Apply to attend the STARS Resident Summit on May 24!

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When are the tax clinics?

Email us your answer at info@residentdoctorsbc.ca by February 28 and you could win! ($10 to Starbucks, iTunes or Amazon.) The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries and announced in the next edition of Rounds. The winner from the last edition was Dr. Amyna Fidai. Please contact us with your choice of gift card!

author: Sasha Zalyvadna