Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) will send a delegation of three to the upcoming World Medical Association (WMA) association meeting, to be held in Chicago, October 9-14, 2017. This is an exceptional opportunity to network and learn from the international medical community, as part of the Junior Doctors Network (JDN).

Our delegation will include one Resident Doctors of Canada board member and two other resident physicians. We will partially fund the cost of delegates’ attendance. If you are interested, you must apply by July 24, 2017.

Selected representatives will be asked to prepare in advance by meeting via teleconferences to develop advocacy plans and reviewing background information documents. Representatives will be asked to produce a report summarizing their activities at the end of the meeting.

Further information is below.

Benefits of Attending

Attending the WMA meeting as a JDN delegate will give you the opportunity to:

  • Experience an international medical leadership meeting
  • Liaise with physicians from around the world
  • Advocate on behalf of Canadian resident physicians
  • Gain experience in international policy
  • Have a lot of fun!

Learn more about the event at:

RDoC Funding Support

Resident doctors of Canada will provide partial funding for chosen delegates – up to $2,500.00 per delegate towards travel and boarding costs.

How to Apply

  1. C.V. no longer than 4 pages
  2. One-page letter of intent explaining why you wish to attend

Send your application documents to:

About JDN & WMA

The Junior Doctors Network (JDN) is made up of junior doctors who independently join the World Medical Association (WMA). The JDN was formed in Vancouver, October 2010 to create a platform to represent junior doctors worldwide and for them to ensure their voice is heard within the WMA and globally. The JDN provides the natural progression and development of the existing relationship between the International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) and the WMA. The inaugural JDN meeting was held at the WMA General Assembly in Uruguay, October 2011 and since then, WMA JDN meetings have been run in conjunction with the WMA Executive Council Meetings and the General Assemblies each year.

The goal of the JDN is to provide a forum for experience-sharing, policy discussion, project and resource development on issues of importance to junior doctors, including (but not limited to) post-graduate medical education, well-being, and the health system workforce. The

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