Don Rix leadership award announced

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 52, No. 9, November 2010, Page 474 News

The BCMA will honor Dr Donald Rix’s memory and his many achievements with the annual Dr Don Rix Award for Physician Leadership (D.B. Rix Award). This award recognizes exemplary physician leadership, as exhibited by the late Don Rix throughout his life and career.

Lifetime achievement is the prime requisite in determining the recipient for this award. The achievement should be so outstanding as to serve as an inspiration and a challenge to the medical profession in British Columbia. Medalists 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 will consist of a $2000 donation to a BC charity of the winner’s choice, as well as a gold medal. Nominees must be a member in good standing of the BC Medical Association. Nominations may be submitted, accompanied by suitable documentation, by a BCMA member. 

Documentation should include a completed nomination form, a detailed letter of nomination accompanied by two letters of support, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Nominations submitted electronically will be considered so long as the origin of the documentation can be verified. Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.

The first award will be made in 2011 and presented at the 2011 BCMA Annual General Meeting. If you know of a suitable candidate, consider nominating him or her for the honor of receiving the first Dr Don Rix Award for Physician Leadership. The deadline for nominations is 30 March annually, and should be sent to the CEO of the BCMA at 115–1665 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6J 5A4 or

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