Resident Doctors of BC seeks to promote its members’ professional, personal and financial well-being.

Resident Doctors of BC provides information and resources for a variety of topics that might come up during residency, including (but not limited to) mental and emotional support, legal matters, academic issues and grievances, benefit plan, parenting during residency, moving, living in BC, important contacts, advocacy tools, and finding health services. You can explore each of these sections separately or review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Wellness is an important topic for Resident Doctors of BC; we host a number of events and workshops in support of resident wellness, both personal and professional.

For 24-hour confidential support residents are encouraged to connect with Employee Wellness (previously EFAP) or the Physician Health Program (PHP).

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  • Program Issues

    Resident Doctors of BC is available to provide support to residents on any issue with their program, including evaluations, rotations, scheduling, grievances or transferring programs. For examples of the support provided to residents please visit the FAQ.

    If you are interested in additional support outside of Resident Doctors of BC and UBC, please contact Employee Wellness or PHP.

  • Residents as Teachers

    UBC has launched a new program-wide initiative: Residents as Teachers


    This program supports residency programs to implement and deliver comprehensive curriculum that addresses the core teaching competencies over the course of a residents training experience.

    For full details of the program visit UBC.

  • Rural Education Action Plan

    The Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) supports the training needs of postgraduate residents through the provision of funding for residents’ rural medical experiences.

    There are a number of programs available through REAP which was established as part of the Rural Subsidiary Agreement and is managed by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues.

    Programs include:

    If you are interested in any of these programs or other rural opportunities please visit the Rural Coordination Centre of BC

  • Parenting

    Residents are entitled to specific parenting benefits including leaves and a wage top up for maternity leave.

    Resident Doctors of BC are available to assist you with navigating EI benefits and preparing for leave, or returning for leave.

    Read the parenting section for more information, or attend the annual parenting workshop, usually in held in March or April – check our events page for news!