On May 9th, 2018 the Women’s Health Research Institute presented the BC Women’s Health Research Agenda at the Third Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium. The BC Women’s Health Research Agenda “[identifies] key challenges, drivers, and enablers to women’s health research and implementation efforts in BC; and, [presents] strategies for enabling, facilitating, and accelerating growth and excellence in women’s health research […] Read More
Every month, Dr. John Pawlovich sets out from his home, often accompanied by other family doctors, specialists, and students, to visit B.C.’s rural and remote Indigenous communities. Pawlovich — a graduate of UBC’s medical program and a family doctor with well over a decade of experience working in the North — is the medical director […] Read More
Exploring the benefits of exercise, improving athletic performance and treating sports-related injuries will be the focus of a new building that officially opened today at the University of British Columbia. The Chan Gunn Pavilion, a new facility for the Faculty of Medicine, will house physicians and physical therapists who treat about 3,500 patients a month. […] Read More
On March 1, celebrations kicked off across the province as hundreds of fourth-year UBC medical students learned the results from the first round of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS), which pairs MD students with residency programs across the nation. Students gathered at all four MD training sites, based in Kelowna, Prince George, Victoria and […] Read More
Giving birth in Canada can be more difficult for women in rural areas, often because they have to travel much farther to deliver in a hospital. It’s the consequence of a move to centralize healthcare, and it can have an impact on the baby’s health. Experts say research shows that any time a woman travels […] 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.