Dr David M. Bachop Gold Medal for Distinguished Medical Service

Dr David Bachop practiced general medicine in Vancouver from 1956 until his death in February 1988. Dr Bachop's Doctors of BC activities included the Presidency in 1972 - 1973, Board member from 1965 - 1974, and delegate to the CMA Board in 1973 -1975. His dedication to patients and the principles of clinical medicine won him the respect of his patients and colleagues. In 1988, the Dr David Bachop Awards Fund was established to honor David's memory and to uphold the principles by which he lived his life.

Nomination Criteria

The Dr David M Bachop Award is given to a BC doctor who has made an extraordinary contribution in the field of organized medicine and/or community service.

Achievement should be so outstanding as to serve as an inspiration and a challenge to the medical profession in BC.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations for this award may be submitted to agray@doctorsofbc.ca. Please include a letter of nomination and current curriculum vitae of the candidate. Please be advised that due to the postponement of the Doctors of BC Annual General Meeting, the Changemaker Award deadline has been moved to 11:59 PM on September 4, 2020. All nominations received to-date will be brought forward for consideration in the fall.

See previous recipients of the Dr David M. Bachop Award.


This award comprises of a gold medal and a monetary award. The award will be presented at the Doctors of BC Annual General Meeting in December 2020. Only one award will be made in any one year; there is no obligation to make the award annually.