Karim Khan, Professor in the Department of Family Practice and outgoing Co-Director of the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, has been appointed the new Scientific Director of the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Khan, who assumes the role October 1, will work with the […] Read More
We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Ron Abrahams, medical director of Perinatal Addictions, along with Sarah Payne, who was the former senior practice leader for Perinatal Addictions and manager of Fir Square, will both receive the Meritorious Service Cross. Read More
Carolyn Canfield, Honorary Lecturer and Patient Safety Champion in the department recently visited Japan to promote relationship-based health care for better safety and quality. Six speaking engagements included presentations for clinicians, managers and researchers to the 11th Annual Congress of the Japanese Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Tokyo, Yokohama City University Medical Center, […] Read More
The man who has been called The Pride of Port McNeill, Dr. Granger Avery, was installed on August 25, 2016 as the 149th president of the Canadian Medical Association, an organization with 80,000 members. Born in 1946, in London’s King’s College Hospital where his mother trained as a physician, Avery is a 70-year-old recently retired general practitioner […] Read More
Sarah Munro, PhD Candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has been awarded a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) trainee award. Ms. Munro was one of 28 outstanding post doctoral researchers chosen from a highly competitive pool of 154 applications. With a maximum term of three years, the awards will […] Read More
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The Department of Family Practice educates students, physicians, and midwives to be
effective providers of patient-centered care in the context of family and community.