Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) represents over 10,000 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 for the RDoC Board must be an RDBC member in good standing, and be a BC resident as of the June AGM. 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 13-14, 2020 (Hamilton, Ontario) and June 12-13, 2021 (St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador).
- RDoC Board of Directors Meetings: September 11-13, 2020 (Ottawa, Ontario – includes Board Retreat on September 11, 2020), November 28-29, 2020 (Ottawa, Ontario), and March 6-7, 2021 (Ottawa, Ontario).
- In addition, there will be Board teleconferences held 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.
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 for the BC representative positions will be open April 21 until May 11, 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 2020 RDoC AGM.