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2019-2022 Tentative Agreement

The RDBC Negotiations team has been hard at work negotiating a new Collective Agreement for residents in BC. A tentative agreement has been reached with HEABC, the details of which are fully available on our website. An FAQ is also available to help answer questions you may have about the proposed agreement. A one-time, unique voting link has been sent out today to each of our members. Please be sure to fully read the proposed changes in the agreement, as well as the FAQ, prior to casting your vote.

2018 Resident Innovation Fund

We would like to congratulate the winners of the 2018 Resident Innovation Fund: Dr. Annie Wang, working on a Safe Opioid Prescribing in Surgery Project; Dr. Diana Forbes (team: Dr. Alexander Seal) with a Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Project, as well (team: Dr. Tomas Saun) Project Flow: Virtual Reality for Physician Burnout; and Dr. Louise Cassidy, researching Motor Vehicle Accidents and Post-Call. We are honoured to be providing support for these great projects.

March 2019 PULSE

The March edition of the PULSE is now out! Our March edition comes out just in time for tax season (taxes are due April 30!) and focuses on tax tips for residents. In this special edition, we’ve also discussed the role of communications with the RDBC Communications Director, Dr. Geoff Frost. We close out the issue by highlighting the negotiations process and how the negotiations team approached bargaining for a new Collective Agreement. Read it online or request a copy for your call room.

RDOC Board of Directors

Thank you to all who participated in either or both the nomination and election process. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Emily Stewart (R3, Emergency Medicine) has been elected for a second term at the RDoC Board of Directors, allowing her to continue initiatives started this past year. Dr. Sarah Silverberg (R1, OBGYN) will be joining her as the second BC representative, and will be welcomed to her first term at the RDoC AGM.

Rural Emergency Medicine Peer Coaching Program

This program is open to any interested resident graduating this year. The Peer Coaching stream of The Clinical Coaching for Excellence program supports you as a rural emergency medicine practitioner while you are on shift with backup from a peer coach who will support you over a 6 month period. Your coach will be a rural generalist who understands personal and professional challenges of working in small communities and low resource settings. For more information, please contact rural.coaching@ubc.ca.

CalendarUpcoming Events

Prince George Town Hall
April 2

Block 9 Call Stipend Deadline
April 9

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If you are scheduled for call on a stat holiday, you are entitled to a lieu day.

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Do you have a question for the Tentative Agreement FAQ?

Email us your answer at info@residentdoctorsbc.ca by April 12 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. Jordan Wong. Please contact us with your choice of gift card!

author: Sasha Zalyvadna