Economic Stability Dividend
To supplement the salary increases that were gained during the last round of bargaining, we also negotiated for a GDP tie-in via the Economic Stability Dividend (MOA Section 3).
We are pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, residents will be able to take advantage of the dividend. Effective the first pay period after February 1, 2017, residents will receive an additional 0.35% increase over the pre-scheduled 1.0% general wage increase. A further general increase of 0.5% will take effect after April 1, 2017.
Board of Directors By-Election Result
Congratulations to Dr. Jesse Kancir, who was elected to join our Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2017. We thank everyone who participated, either by putting forward a nomination or voting. The Director who will fill the role of Director of Communications will be determined internally at the January 11, 2017 board meeting.
Block 6 Deadline
The deadline to submit call shifts for Block 6 is January 2nd.
Submit a kid’s colouring page line-art drawing to be distributed during Resident Awareness Week for a chance to win a $150 gift card to Amazon. Deadline is Jan 2nd. Details here.
Did you Know?
The Divisions of Family Practice Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee recently launched a new one-stop web portal called PracticeinBC.ca to help make it easier for new family doctors to join BC communities. There’s a breadth of information about becoming a family doctor in BC.
What is your favorite medical podcast and why?
Email your response by Jan 2 and you could win! ($10 to Starbucks, iTunes or Amazon.) The winner will be selected at random from all entries and announced in the next edition of Rounds. The winner from the last edition was Dr. Cheryl Peters. Thanks for the feedback!