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  • 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…

  • Team-Based Primary Care at Langley City Family Practice
    Team-Based Primary Care at Langley City Family Practice

    The need for primary care has never been more critical. Knowing that, the leads at Langley City Family Practice saw an opportunity to enhance their clinic—and they seized it.