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April 29, 2021
Wondering which specialty is right for you? This is your opportunity to discover your perfect match in medicine. Experienced doctors from a wide...

About the Blog

During his presidency, Dr Matthew Chow will be writing about his experiences and thoughts.

Young man getting COVID-19 vaccine
April 15, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign is unlike any other vaccination campaign in recent memory. Despite the many unprecedented challenges we’ve overcome, vaccinating British Columbians is designed to stop the spread and prevent serious illness and death. Over the last few months we are already...

Doctor giving COVID-19 vaccine to patient
March 18, 2021

It has been just over a year since our world was turned upside down by a tiny virus with a global reach.

This week we learned more details about how we will deliver more than 8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to eligible British Columbians. This is Phase 3 of BC’s Immunization Plan – an...

Lab personnel
March 16, 2021

We hear a lot about our brave healthcare heroes these days. It’s often implied that the most heroic are those serving on the ‘frontlines’— the people who are providing direct hands-on care to the public. They have been in the eye of this storm and absolutely deserve to be recognized and...

Female physician
March 5, 2021

Women make up more than 40% of Canada’s physicians. Many have stood at the helm – with thousands more on the front lines – during the pandemic which has highlighted the integral role they play and contributions they make to medicine. With International Women’s Day and the first Canadian Women...

Dr Matthew Chow wearing pink for Pink Shirt Day
February 18, 2021

We often think bullying is a problem faced only by children – given one in five students is affected by bullying – but it’s also a serious scourge across society. And unlike producing green energy or developing vaccines against a novel illness, bullying is a problem that cannot be fixed by...