We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Petrella as the incoming Head of the Department of Family Practice, effective October 15, 2019. Rob is joining us from Western University. The current heads are excited that Rob is taking on this role and they will be working with him on his transition into […] Read More
Dr. Sarah Brears has been appointed Interim Regional Associate Dean, Interior for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2019. In this role, Dr. Brears will be responsible for providing strategic leadership of the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programs for the Interior. Read More
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
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.