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Virtual Doctor Consultation
June 20, 2020

“You can’t replace face-to-face, the physical space, the interaction, but this really does help meet a unique need.” That is Dr Kelsey Louie’s description of a First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day service implemented in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dr Louie is...

February 26, 2018

The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) will provide funding of $1,000 to any BC rural doctor interested in attending the 
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada’s 26th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course on April 12 to 14, 2018. This year’s event takes place in St John’s,...

March 6, 2017

Twice a year, a new group of internationally trained doctors arrive to practice in many rural BC communities. These doctors come to BC through the BC Practice Readiness Program (PRA-BC) – which requires these skilled doctors to complete a rigorous test and then work with local doctors in Health...

Dr David Snadden
November 15, 2016

Dr Dave Snadden has been appointed the first UBC Chair in Rural Health, a new position funded by the Joint Standing Committee (JSC), one of four joint collaborative committees that represent a partnership of the government of BC and Doctors of BC. Based out of Prince George, Dr. Snadden will...

March 15, 2016

Eleven internationally trained physicians have started practicing in rural and remote communities in BC, the result of a Doctors of BC and provincial government partnership.

The Practice Readiness Program (PRA-BC) receives funding from the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC), a...