In 2002, Maritime Resident Doctors acquired a Resident Trust Fund from money that was held at the government for just over 20 years, money that was intended for residents.This money was put into a Trust that is now managed by a Board of Trustees appointed by Maritime Resident Doctors.Guidelines have been developed for spending the Trust and the main categories are:
- Resident well being. Maintaining a balanced life during residency is an almost insurmountable task. Projects that benefit the health and well being of residents will be given precedence by the Fund.
- Resident research. We do not intend the Trust to be a source of funding for basic science research. However, research projects in the areas if education, well-being, mental health of residents, or other areas of interest to resident physicians as a group may be eligible for support. Presentations at national and international meetings relating to these projects may be supported.
- Residents in crisis. From time to time, individual residents may face personal disasters. The Board of Trustees may provide grants to help residents in dire need.
- Resident advocacy. Governments and other policy-making bodies affect the lives of residents. This Trust can help to provide a voice for resident physicians at these organizations.
To find out more about Trust Fund, contact Sandi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-404-3597.