rounds: March 17, 2023

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Wellness Resources

Are you familiar with wellness resources available to residents? From an actual wellness resource hub to counselling for yourself and your family, there are organizations where residents are able to access free resources. Doctors of BC Physician Health Program and VCH Employee and Family Assistance Program both offer counselling, a 24/7 hotline, and more. For a full list of organizations and resources for resident wellness, visit our website.

REAP Specialty Training Bursary Program

The Specialty Training Bursary Program provides funding to rurally-bound medical specialty residents or rural physicians who are completing focused postgraduate training that will lead to certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. A one-year return of service requirement is attached to each year of funding received. Preference will be given to specialties identified as being “in need” in rural communities in BC. For more information and to apply, click the link here.

New PULSE Now Out

The March 2023 edition of the PULSE is now live. Read within for a word from our Executive Director, Ms. Lona Cunningham, our interview with Dr. Harry Liu, updates on the new collective agreement, tips on how to file taxes as a resident, and more. Read it on Issuu.


Did You Know?

The new technology stipend of $50 a month will appear on your pay stub as “ResMobAllo”. For any questions or concerns, please reach out to your payroll.

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Share with us your favourite wellness tip!

Email us your answer at info@residentdoctorsbc.ca by March 30 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. Nolan Lee. Please contact us with your choice of gift card!

author: Diana Martinez