President's Blog

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April 25, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia
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About the Blog

During his presidency, Dr Alan Ruddiman will be writing about his experiences and thoughts throughout his term.

March 13, 2017

I recently had the honour of attending and addressing the final Congress of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative – a two day event that focused on the Collaborative’ s achievements, its legacy, and the pathway ahead. 

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Match Day 2017
March 2, 2017

There is no limit to the list of words to describe the joy a fourth year medical student feels upon learning he/she has matched with their residency program of choice. It’s a pivotal, exciting and nerve-racking time for these medical students – the time in their careers when they learn the...

Regional Advisors and Advocates
February 14, 2017

The work that you do to support patients in your communities and local hospitals forms the core of physician services in our province. No one knows your community better than you do. Increasingly, over the last few years, Doctors of BC has made it a key priority to better connect and engage with...

February 6, 2017

There is no doubt that medical residents are an integral part of our health care system. They are our doctors of tomorrow, and I believe they will both shape and change the manner in which health care is delivered in the future. This week, February 6-10, marks the 16th annual Resident Awareness...

January 19, 2017

Thank you to all of you who embraced the democracy of our Association and took the time to cast your vote in the recent governance referendum. Members have spoken, and you said you are ready for change – ready to move forward, ready for a more representative and nimble Association. With the...