Call for nominations

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 54, No. 2, March 2012, Pages 95-96 News

Dr Don Rix Award for Physician Leadership (D.B. Rix Award)
BCMA members can nominate a BCMA member in good standing for this award. Established in memory of the late Dr Donald Rix for his many achievements and exemplary physician leadership exhibited throughout his life and career, this award recognizes lifetime achievement so outstanding as to serve as an inspiration and a challenge to the medical profession in British Columbia.

Nominees may have achieved dis­tinction in one or more of the following ways:

• Supported lifelong learning opportunities.
• Promoted excellence in medical education.
• Built consensus among physicians and groups of physicians.
• Provided leadership for new initiatives both in business and clinical practice.
• Provided leadership and service to the general community or province either by direct support or through philanthropy.
• Provided service to the medical profession through participation in the BCMA.
• Provided leadership to the broader medical community.
• Participated in legislative and other political activities in support of health care.

The award consists of a $2000 do­nation to a BC charity of the winner’s choice, as well as a gold medal.

Send a completed nomination form, a detailed letter of nomination accompanied by two letters of support, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae to the CEO of the BCMA at 115-1665 West Broadway, Vancouver BC, V6J 5A4, or e-mail

Nominations submitted electronically will be considered as long as the origin of the documentation can be verified. Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.

The yearly deadline for nominations is 30 March.

The Dr David M. Bachop Gold Medal for Distinguished Medical Service
The award may be made annually to a British Columbia doctor who is judg­ed by the selection committee to have made an extraordinary contribution in the field of organized medicine or community service.

Achievement should be so outstanding as to serve as an inspiration and a challenge to the medical profession in British Columbia.
Only one award will be made in any one year and there shall be no obligation on the fund to make the award annually.

The Selection Committee will receive nominations until Thursday, 5 April. A letter of nomination including a current curriculum vitae of the candidate should be sent to Ms Lorie Janzen at the BCMA, 115-1665 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6J 5A4.

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