President's Blog

Upcoming Events

May 5, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Take steps together towards good health. Patients get moving with BC's doctors! Why do doctors want to walk with patients? Because it’s the best...

About the Blog

During her presidency, Dr Trina Larsen Soles will be writing about her experiences and thoughts.

President's Blog: Gone Too Soon
April 9, 2018

I lost a friend and colleague this week to suicide. A talented, compassionate rural physician who was dedicated to working to meet the needs of the community. A physician who thought deeply and considered health from a global perspective. In the time I knew this individual they often challenged...

March 23, 2018

Supporting medical students throughout their journey – as they choose their road and follow it – is a priority for Doctors of BC. The health of our profession depends on physicians being happy in, and well suited to, the specialty they choose. 

An annual event we hold is Find Your...

Death & Taxes
March 6, 2018

The federal government’s Budget 2018 shows that Ottawa did respond to the voices of small business owners – including many physicians – when it came to revisions of the Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC). Was it a great outcome? No. But clearly some key things changed from the...

February 27, 2018

One of the benefits of being president that I enjoy, is the opportunity to attend many meetings and events that often show case some amazing work of doctors across the province. I also get to meet many of these accomplished doctors whom I would never encounter otherwise. Everywhere I go I...

January 30, 2018

I do not remember the topic of mental illness ever being directly discussed in my home while I was growing up. Certainly there were those among our friends and family who suffered from depression, anxiety, alcoholism, substance abuse and dementia to name a few, but a combination of ignorance and...