Dr David M Bachop Award

Dr David M Bachop Gold Medal for Distinguished Medical Service

Dr David Bachop practiced general medicine in Vancouver from 1956 until his death in February 1988. Dr Bachop's Doctors of BC activities included the Presidency in 1972 - 1973, Board member from 1965 - 1974, and delegate to the CMA Board in 1973 -1975. His dedication to patients and the principles of clinical medicine won him the respect of his patients and colleagues. In 1988, the Dr David Bachop Awards Fund was established to honor David's memory and to uphold the principles by which he lived his life.

Nomination Criteria

The Dr David M Bachop Gold Medal is given to a BC doctor who has made an extraordinary contribution in the field of organized medicine and/or community service. Achievement should be so outstanding that it serves as an inspiration and a challenge to the medical profession in BC. One award is presented each year, although Doctors of BC is not obligated to present the award annually.

All nominations must include:

  • One nomination letter clearly describing why the nominee is deserving of this award
  • One letter of support detailing the nominee's contributions and/or achievements
  • The nominee's current curriculum vitae

Submit a Nomination

To submit your online nomination please click here. Should you have any questions, please email

The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 4, 2022.

See previous recipients of the Bachop Gold Medal.