President's Blog

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August 30, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia
Commonly known as “Backpack Day", this orientation event introduces first-year medical students to the many supports and benefits available from...

About the Blog

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

August 3, 2017

In my last President’s letter I asked physicians in BC to share their stories about how the proposed federal tax changes will hurt them and negatively impact patient care. I asked them for their personal stories and I received many – from residents and early career physicians to those recently...

July 19, 2017

Thousands of British Columbians have been forced from their homes because of wildfires raging in our province’s Interior. As a physician living and practicing in Golden, this really hits home for me. While I have not personally been impacted, more than 60 of our physician colleagues and their...

July 6, 2017

Doctors of BC is changing. After two years of engaging with members to get your input, we will have a dual-structure governance model this September which includes a new Representative Assembly (RA). The RA is designed to bring both balance and diversity to the running of our organization, and...

June 30, 2017

During the past week, I had the privilege of attending two separate Doctors of BC hosted Resident events. The first event celebrated all graduating Residents, the second welcomed all new Residents just starting out in British Columbia.

Completing residency is a huge milestone in a young...

June 5, 2017

Medical politics wasn’t a career path I thought I would follow all those years ago. In medical school I focused on my studies and on becoming the best doctor I could. I never gave much thought to the role physicians could play in the broader community until later in my career. But after years of...