Communication has gone out to the programs who have RSVP'd for our virtual event on November 18, 2020! Please check with your home program to see which date you are attending or contact our office.
Our forum schedule is as follows:
12:00-12:30PM Virtual Registration
12:30-1:15PM Welcome Address
1:20-2:20PM Panel Discussion
2:30-3:30PM Breakout Workshops
3:30-3:45PM Break (Please use this time to set up for your activity)
3:45-4:45PM Breakout Activities
4:45-5:00PM Closing Remarks
You will need to register for one workshop and one activity. Please register here:
REGISTRATION IS ONLY OPEN FROM OCTOBER 13-27, 2020.
**Please note, workshops and activities are subject to change based on registration numbers within individual workshops/activities**
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Virtual Activities Include (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING ON LINK AS SOME RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY)
In the event you are unable to attend on November 18, you will be able to attend on March 2, 2021. Please inform our office if you are unable to attend as scheduled; your program will be advised of the date you will be attending. Please contact email@example.com for any inquiries.
Winnipeg Emergency Room Physician is 2019-2020 RDoC Award Recipient
Dr. Cheryl ffrench of the University of Manitoba is one of five Canadians recognized for their contributions to improving the lives of resident doctors in Canada
April 24, 2020 – Ottawa, Canada – Dr. Cheryl ffrench, an emergency room physician and assistant professor with the University of Winnipeg’s Max Rady School of Medicine, is being honoured nationally for her contributions to improving the wellness of resident doctors in Canada. Dr. ffrench is receiving the RDoC Puddester Award for Resident Wellness, staff category. She shares this award with Dr. Alyssa Lip, a resident physician at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Emily Stewart, President of RDoC, said: “At the best of times, medicine can be an intense occupation, and RDoC works hard with its stakeholders to make sure that the wellness of Canada’s resident doctors is always a consideration in decision-making. These are unusual times and we are especially grateful for everyone who are providing wellness support to our members. It is an honour to recognize Dr. ffrench for her ongoing work and we thank her for what she does.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RDoC Awards will be presented to their individual recipients at a future date once restrictions on physical distancing have been lifted.
About Dr. ffrench
Dr. Cheryl ffrench is an Emergency Room Physician in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is also an Assistant Professor, Director of Simulation, and the Program Director for the FRCPC-EM Program in the Department of Emergency Medicine of the University of Manitoba’s Max Rady College of Medicine. Dr. ffrench is known as a mentor and a leader who is deeply committed to ensuring a positive learning environment and to improving resident education as a whole. In 2019, in response to the death of a former resident in her training program, Dr. ffrench led the creation of the first all-day Post-Graduate Medical Education Resident Retreat, which allowed all resident doctors training at the University of Manitoba to focus on their wellness through workshops and activities. The success of the Retreat has resulted in a commitment for it to occur every year. For her efforts in medical education and resident wellness, Dr. ffrench has previously been recognized as a Health Science Centre Educator of the Year several times, and in 2017/2018, received the PARIM On-Site Educator of the Year from Manitoba’s resident doctors. Dr. ffrench is the first individual from the University of Manitoba to receive an RDoC Award.
About Resident Doctors of Canada
Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) represents over 10,000 resident doctors across Canada. Established in 1972, we are a not-for-profit organization providing a unified, national voice for our membership. RDoC collaborates with other national health organizations to foster excellence in training, wellness, and patient care.
About the RDoC Awards
Through its Awards Program, RDoC honours individuals who have contributed to improving various elements of the lives of resident doctors in Canada. There are currently three awards bestowed annually in the following categories: (a) wellness, (b) medical education, and (c) service to resident doctors.
Past recipients have included resident doctors, program directors, postgraduate medical education (PGME) administrators, and organizations that support resident doctors. RDoC award recipients gain both national and local recognition for their efforts.
Biographies of all RDoC Award Recipients can be found by clicking on this link.