It is that time of the year when Doctors of BC wants to hear from physicians about the mentors, teachers and pioneers within the profession. Nominate them for a Doctors of BC Award to recognize them for their contributions. Closing date is November 30, 2019.
Doctors of BC is now accepting nominations for the following awards:
The Doctors of BC Silver Medal of Service is awarded to physicians or non-physicians who have made outstanding contributions to medicine and / or improving the welfare of British Columbians. Physician nominees must have 25 years of membership in good standing with Doctors of BC, the CMA, and the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia non-medical candidates may be of Canadian or foreign citizenship.
Criteria for the award include one of the following:
Long and distinguished service to the Doctors of BC, or
Outstanding contributions to medicine and/or medical/political involvement in British Columbia or Canada, or
Outstanding contributions to medicine and/or to the welfare of the people of British Columbia or Canada
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 Doctors of BC.
Provided leadership to the broader medical community.
Participated in legislative and other political activities in support of health care.
Honorary membership to the Canadian Medical Association goes to BC doctors who, at the age of 65, having been active members of the association for at least 10 years. Recipients must also have been nominated by their provincial/territorial medical associations and have had their nominations approved unanimously by the Board of Directors of the CMA. The nominees are held in high regard by their colleagues; they are humanitarians who have put into practice the aims and ideals of our profession. They are people who exemplify the words of the CMA Coat of Arms: "Integritate et misericordia” – integrity and compassion.
All nominators and nominees must be members in good standing of Doctors of BC.