Know a change maker?

Do you know a medical student or resident who advocates for change in health care? Nominate them for the recognition they deserve in the first annual Doctors of BC Changemaker Awards. 

The Changemaker Medical Resident and Student Advocate Awards recognize a Doctors of BC medical resident member and a Doctors of BC medical student member who goes out of their way to advocate for a stronger health care system. 

Each winner will be awarded an engraved plaque and a $1000 cheque at the Doctors of BC Annual General Meeting Awards Ceremony, 31 May 2014. They will also be featured in the BC Medical Journal and on the Doctors of BC website.

Each medical resident and medical student nominee must:
•    Be enrolled in full-time studies during the year of nomination.
•    Be registered as a Doctors of BC member in good standing.
•    Demonstrate outstanding personal advocacy for political or medical issues in BC.

Does this sound like someone you know? Nominate them as a Changemaker! Visit to complete the nomination form and submit credentials.

. Know a change maker?. BCMJ, Vol. 56, No. 1, January, February, 2014, Page(s) 42 - News.

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