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  • Department of Family Practice Faculty Named in Top 50 Cited Primary Care Researchers List

    Members of the UBC Department of Family Practice have been named to the primary care researchers most-cited list.

  • Building Bridges: An Overview of Social Prescribing for Older Adults in British Columbia

    Margaret Lin, Bev Pitman, Prab Sandhu and Maureen Ashe Social prescribing is a health and social model of care that recognizes community-based knowledge, resources, and other types of care or support. Informed by the social determinants of health, it aims to address people’s unmet social needs. Although it has been around for some time, a…

  • 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 four incoming Rural Immersion Site…

  • April 2024 Cedar Award: Flora and Leo Wong
    April 2024 Cedar Award: Flora and Leo Wong

    This month, we are proud to highlight Drs. Flora and Leo Wong as the recipients of the Cedar Award. See below for what Bill Upward had to say about them and their contributions to the Department of Family Practice.

  • Dr. Nichole Fairbrother Attends House of Commons Standing Committee on Health

    Dr. Nichole Fairbrother was invited to appear before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health in Ottawa last Thursday. She served on a panel for women’s mental health as one of only a small number of perinatal mental health scientists. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Health studies issues that relate to Health…

  • Empower Elderly Care: Join Our Innovative Working Groups
    Empower Elderly Care: Join Our Innovative Working Groups

    The UBC Department of Family Practice Care if the Elderly Committee is looking for people to join their working group.

  • Department of Family Practice Launches New Rural Family Medicine Residency Program
    Department of Family Practice Launches New Rural Family Medicine Residency Program

    The Rural Immersion program will train UBC family medicine resident doctors in communities across northern BC

  • UBC and BC Rural Health Network Address the Gap Between Community Voices and Policy and Decision Making

    Advancing Community Engagement in Healthcare in Rural BC: A gap analysis to improve community involvement in healthcare A recent gap analysis has been published by the UBC Centre for Rural Health Research (Department of Family Practice) and the BC Rural Health Network. The Gap Analysis project was funded by the Social Planning and Research Council…

  • DFP Launches Curriculum Mapping App
    DFP Launches Curriculum Mapping App

    collaboration with the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Digital Solutions EdTech team, the UBC Family Practice Residency Program created a user-friendly, highly intuitive and standardized curriculum mapping tool that is consistent across all of the program’s distributed training sites.

  • R3 Enhanced Skills Program Openings

    The Department of Family Practice offers a number of residency positions for family physicians in the province of British Columbia for the purpose of developing specific advanced skills. These positions represent a commitment on the part of the department, and the Faculty of Medicine, to respond to community needs in an effective way.  See below…

  • February 2024 Cedar Award: Dr. Caroline Shooner
    February 2024 Cedar Award: Dr. Caroline Shooner

    The Department is proud to recognize Dr. Caroline Shooner as the recipient of the February Cedar Award. Dr. Shooner is a family physician and GP oncologist. Dr Shooner is the educational lead at Haida Gwaii Hospital, responsible for both medical students and residents rotating at the remote, rural site.

  • Announcing Dr. Meera Anand as Interim Undergrad Program Director
    Announcing Dr. Meera Anand as Interim Undergrad Program Director

    The Department of Family Practice is pleased to announce that Dr. Meera Anand has been appointed to the role of Interim Undergraduate Program Director. Having previously held the role of year 1 and 2 lead for the program, Dr. Anand is stepping in to take on oversight.

  • A Foundation of Wellness in the Department of Family Practice
    A Foundation of Wellness in the Department of Family Practice

    “Our culture of wellness for residents, students, faculty and staff take root in the fundamental values of respect, humility, honesty, equity, justice and compassion. From these fundamental values a supporting structure grows that embraces the foundational principles of transparency, responsiveness, collaboration, inclusion, diversity and safety.”

  • Dr. Joshua Greggain Appointed as DFP Postgrad Program Director
    Dr. Joshua Greggain Appointed as DFP Postgrad Program Director

    The Department is pleased to announce Dr. Josh Greggain as the new director of the Family Practice Residency Program. This appointment comes following the tenure of Dr. Mark MacKenzie. Dr. Greggain will officially start on January 1, 2024, with a transition period beginning in December.

  • Team-Based Primary Care at St. Luke Family Practice
    Team-Based Primary Care at St. Luke Family Practice

    When Drs. Leo and Flora Wong opened the doors to their practice, they informed patients of their team approach to care. They didn’t struggle to find patients who were comfortable seeing two physicians.

  • Postgrad Program Expands to 23 Residency Training Sites Across the Province

    The DFP Postgraduate Program has expanded to include three new sites—North Okanagan, Cowichan and Rural Immersion—bringing the program to a total of 23 sites across British Columbia.

  • October Cedar Award: Dr. Sharon Vipler
    October Cedar Award: Dr. Sharon Vipler

    This month, the Department recognizes Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Sharon Vipler for the Cedar Award. Thank you to Dr. Nitasha Puri for submitting the nomination! Read below for what Nitasha has to say about her friend and colleague:

  • Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2023
    Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2023

    September 30th is a day to remember and to honour survivors and those children who never came home from residential schools.

  • Department Recognition: Cecilia Jevitt
    Department Recognition: Cecilia Jevitt

    The Department would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Cecilia Jevitt for her five-year tenure as the director of the UBC Midwifery Program. As of September 1, Dr. Jevitt has handed over the role to Dr. Kellie Thiessen. Since 2018, Dr. Jevitt has led the program through a number of incredible accomplishments and substantial…