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
Canadian doctors are sounding the alarm over a restrictive abortion pill access program that requires them not only to prescribe the drug but dispense it as well. Last year, after one of the longest drug approval processes on record, Health Canada agreed to allow doctors to begin prescribing the home abortion pill Mifegymiso, more commonly known as […] Read More
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia is relaxing its regulations covering access to a drug that can help treat heroin addiction. On its website, the college says physicians no longer need a special exemption to prescribe Suboxone or its generic versions. Paperwork linked to prescribing the drug is also being scaled back, […] Read More
Welcome to the Department of Family Practice
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.