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Rounds – April 3, 2015

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Stat Holidays

Residents who work Good Friday (April 6) are entitled to 2.5 times their normal rate and a day in lieu, those who work Easter Monday are entitled to 2 times their normal rate, and a day in lieu.

Pay Increases

The April 1, 2013 rates (Your current pay amount) will remain in effect until the first pay period after April 1, 2015. Wage rates will increase starting the following pay period after April 1, 2015. Meal allowances will also increase from $13.06 (for breakfast, lunch and dinner) to $13.20. The administration allowance for Chief Residents will also raise by 1% on April 1, 2015.

Upcoming Events

Parenting Workshop
Join us at the Annual Parenting Workshop highlighting benefits and resources, with guest speaker Dr. Carla Fry, child psychologist
Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership
The Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership will be held in Vancouver April 22nd – 25th, with a free half day session for residents on April 25th.

Did you know?

In 1976 the Weller Decision ruled that residents are employees. Hospitals challenged this claiming residents were students who were not entitled to a salary or negotiated working conditions.

Royal College Deadline

The deadline for Spring 2016 Exam deadline for assessments has been changed to April 30, 2015. This includes surgical foundations.
For Fall 2016 examinations the deadline is August 31, 2015.

Resident Doctors of BC Trivia

For which exams are residents granted a leave of absence with pay, including reasonable travel time?
Email your answer by April 15th and you could win! ($10 Starbucks, iTunes or Amazon gift card) *Winner selected at random from all correct entries*
The correct answer from the last edition was: Residents can take compassionate leave for a spouse (including common-law), child, parent, sibling, grandparent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, legal guardian or ward.
The winner was Dr. Justin Mui

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