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Welcome to the Department of Family Practice

We stand at the forefront of transformative primary healthcare, blending education and research to create, implement and support team-based approaches to family practice. Together with our partners, we provide the next generation of family physicians and midwives the patient-centred foundation to shape the future of primary care in British Columbia.

News and Events

Department updates, recognition, and upcoming events

  • Family Doctor Day 2024

    This Family Doctor Day, the BC College of Family Physicians and the UBC Department of Family Practice acknowledge that family physicians are the bedrock of our healthcare system.

  • Meet the Rural Immersion Residents

    Starting this July, medical graduates will have the opportunity to further specialize in rural family medicine through our new and innovative Rural Immersion program — the first of its kind in BC and one of the very few offered at medical schools across Canada. With that, we would like to welcome the…

  • May 2024 Cedar Award: Lindsay Gowland
    May 2024 Cedar Award: Lindsay Gowland

    Lindsay Gowland, is a standout manager known for unparalleled responsiveness and proactive leadership. She consistently ensures seamless operational flow of the department’s Enhanced Skills Program and has an astute awareness of areas that need attention. With her reputation for being dedicated, inspiring and making things happen, Lindsay is the worthy…

With gratitude, we acknowledge that the UBC Department of Family Practice —encompassing our programs, faculty, learners and staff—is located on traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of Indigenous peoples—including First Nations, Métis and Inuit—around the province now known as British Columbia. In our work within the Department, we all have a responsibility to disrupt, dismantle and decolonize in order to unravel the ways in which settlers have exercised and continue to exercise their power and privilege with consequent impacts on First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. We acknowledge the ongoing consequences of colonization and strive to support reconciliation within our department. 

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