Who is Maritime Resident Doctors?
Established in 1969, Maritime Resident Doctors represents the interests of approximately 550 resident physicians training at Dalhousie University. These residents work in hospitals and health centres throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Maritime Resident Doctors is a non-profit, volunteer organization, run by a Board of Directors made up of residents. The Maritime Resident Doctors staff consists of a CEO, Manager of Health & Wellness, Manager of Communications, Financial Coordinator and Administrative Coordinator. Maritime Resident Doctors staff manage the day-to-day activities of the association and provide the board with support and guidance.
In addition to negotiating the Collective Agreement and improving working conditions, Maritime Resident Doctors works constantly to improve the well-being of its members. Some of our larger well-being initiatives include our quarterly newsletter, PARIscope, monthly social, recreational and family functions, information seminars, a family physician list for residents new to the Maritimes and an annual bursary program.
Maritime Resident Doctors works with a number of organizations to advocate on residents behalf. We have open communication with the teaching hospitals, Dalhousie University, the Maritime colleges of physicians and surgeons, the Maritime medical societies, the Maritime departments of health as well as numerous committees and boards across the health care spectrum.
Maritime Resident Doctors is a member organization of Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC). Through RDoC, we work with other residents organizations across Canada to address issues on a national level.