Nominate your colleagues for a Doctors of BC award

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 57, No. 7, September 2015, Page 280 News

Doctors of BC is accepting nominations for members in good standing for the following awards.

Don B. Rix Award for Physician Leadership
Candidates for this award may have achieved distinction for: 
•    Supporting lifelong learning opportunities
•    Promoting excellence in medical education 
•    Providing leadership for new initiatives in business and clinical practice
•    Providing leadership and service to the general community or province either by direct support or through philanthropy
•    Building consensus among physicians and groups of physicians

Doctors of BC Silver Medal of Service
Criteria for nominees include:
•    Long and distinguished service of Doctors of BC
•    Outstanding contributions to medicine or medical/political involvement in British Columbia or Canada or 
•    Outstanding contributions by a layperson to medicine or to the welfare of the people of BC or Canada.

The closing date for nominations is 30 November 2015 at 11:59 p.m. For more information visit

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