Holiday Schedule Reminder
As per Article 11.04 of the Collective Agreement, every resident is entitled to 5 consecutive full days off between December 22nd and January 2nd (except in cases of a declared alternative religious holiday – see Article 11.06). These days do not affect accrued vacation time, as they are made up of lieu-days for the 3 statutory holidays (Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s), plus 2 weekend days. Therefore, any resident who is scheduled to work on one of the aforementioned stats will receive statutory pay, but not an additional lieu day. The 5 days can be taken anytime within the 12-day period, and standard scheduling rules for planned time off apply. Questions can be directed to Resident Doctors of BC.
Prince George Site Visit & Social
Resident Doctors of BC President Dr. David Kim and staff will be in Prince George on November 22nd for an Academic Half Day lunch, presentation and Q&A on the collective agreement, benefits and call stipends. A social will follow in the evening at 6:30pm at Earls Restaurant, with dinner and drinks. All residents in Prince George are invited to attend, and guests are welcome. RSVP by November 18th to attend.
Block 4 Call Deadline
Block 4 call submissions are due Nov 7th. Block 3 call stipends and the August meal allowance will be paid on Nov 10th.
RDBC Board Meeting
The next Board of Directors meeting will be at 6:30PM on Nov 9th in Vancouver. Any member is welcome to attend.
Did you Know?
In memory of Orthopaedic resident Dr. Brett Kilb, who passed away suddenly last month, memorial fund have been established at both the University of British Columbia (where he was a resident) and the University of Calgary (where he was a medical student). Both funds will keep his legacy of passion alive.
When must lieu days be taken by?
Email your response by Nov 7th 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. Danny Lee.