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Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) represents over 10,000 resident doctors across Canada. Established in 1972, they 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 you work and train.

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

Any candidate for the RDoC Board must be an RDBC member in good standing, and be a BC resident as of July 1, 2021. Incoming Residents entering their PGY-1 year in BC as of July 1 (excluding current Residents who have transferred into another program) are not eligible for nomination. Candidates must also 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 / Project Team / Working Group Member.
  • Specific skills in finance, legal issues, strategic planning, human resources, leadership, IT

The RDoC Board of Directors will usually meet face-to-face 4 times a year. Please note that the dates and locations of the meetings may be subject to change.

  • Annual General Meeting/RDoC Board of Directors Meetings on June 12-13, 2021 (virtual meeting over Zoom), November 27-28, 2021 (Ottawa, Ontario TBC) and June 11-12, 2022 (Hamilton, Ontario TBC)
  • RDoC Board of Directors Meetings: September 11-12, 2021 (virtual meeting over Zoom) and March 5-6, 2022 (Ottawa, Ontario TBC). 
  • There may be additional Board Zoom meetings, Slack discussions, or emails distributed between the face-to-face meetings to address key issues in a timely fashion. Board Members are expected to attend all in-person and telecommunications-based Board meetings and to contribute to online discussions.

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.

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Nominations for the BC representative positions will be open March 31 until April 21, 11:59PM PST.

Candidates nominated by RDBC will be contacted by RDoC and provided with detailed information about their RDoC responsibilities. The election of the British Columbia RDoC Board Members will take place as part of the 2021 RDoC AGM.

For more information about the nomination process, contact officeadmin@residentdoctorsbc.ca. For more information about the RDoC Board, contact Beth Sneyd at bsneyd@residentdoctors.ca or 613-234-6448×226.