A Vancouver doctor says the tentative agreement British Columbia recently reached with the province’s 13,000 doctors doesn’t do enough to change family medicine and address what she describes as a crisis in primary care. Dr. Rita McCracken, a physician and University of British Columbia researcher, says the agreement doesn’t include newer ways for doctors to work […] Read More
Excitement and anticipation were in the air February 26 as UBC medical students around B.C. learned the results from match day — the first round of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS), which pairs MD students with residency programs across Canada. At MD training sites in Victoria, Prince George, Kelowna and Vancouver, fourth-year students celebrated their […] Read More
The Department of Family Practice’s Primary Care Innovation Support Unit (ISU) was launched in 2018, thanks to the Faculty of Medicine’s Strategic Investment Fund. The goal of the ISU is to collaborate with groups in B.C. who are creating primary care innovations. Much of the unit’s work in its first 10 months has been to […] Read More
Congratulations to Pippa Hawley on the publication of an important book written for patients, their family, friends and caregivers, including health professionals. This book can be read after “bad news” has been broken about a life-threatening illness, and the possibility of dying has been raised. “Lap of Honour: a no fear guide to living well […] Read More
The health of indigenous women recovering from the trauma of partner violence improves when the healing process integrates elder-led circles and other cultural elements, finds new research from the University of British Columbia and Western University. The study tested the efficacy of a unique program, called Reclaiming our Spirits, that focused on nurses working with […] 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.