rounds: July 3, 2020

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New Residents Website Access

To all our new residents: welcome to residency and/or British Columbia! To ensure that you are able to access the Members section of the website, please refer to the instructions sent out in the email on June 30. Alternatively, visit our website for instructions.

Apply for the Resident Doctors of BC Board of Directors

Do you have a passion for leadership? Do you want to make real, positive change for your fellow residents? Do you want to learn more about your union? We are accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 RDBC Board of Directors until Friday, July 24, 12 PM. This year, we are introducing two dedicated spots for directors from distributed sites to better represent traditionally underserved areas. For more information and to apply, visit our website.

CMPA Fees: What’s New?

Effective July 1, CMPA fees will be reimbursed on a monthly basis to residents by the Ministry of Health. All residents are required to sign up for their own CMPA. For an FAQ on CMPA reimbursement, click here.

Double the Plan Your Own Social Funding

We’re pleased to announce that programs at distributed sites are now eligible to receive funding for two Plan Your Own Socials per academic year. We recognize that not all residents are able to attend the annual events we hold for our members, and continue to look into how to support our entire membership. Eligible programs will now be able to apply for a second PYOS for up to $500. For more information, visit our website.

New Members Orientation Recap

Thank you to all the incoming residents who attended our Orientation. We are currently working on making available a post-Orientation wrap-up, including presentations, questions that were not answered live, and session recordings. We hope to publish this soon.

CalendarUpcoming Events

Board of Directors Meeting
July 8

Board of Directors Meeting
August 5

Book and appleDid You Know?

We have a resident-led Hospitals page letting you know where’s what: parking, food options, lounges and more.

laptop computer blog onlineFeatured Blog Articles

June 16
Our June Resident Spotlight with Dr. Kristin DeGirolamo is now up!

June 16
Endocrinology recently got together for a virtual PYOS!

question mark post it thumbtack multicolour rainbowFeedback Question

When is the deadline to apply for the RDBC Board of Directors?

Email us your answer at info@residentdoctorsbc.ca by July 17 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. Drew Phillips. Please contact us with your choice of gift card!

author: Sasha Zalyvadna