Family Medicine Residents on the East Coast of Vancouver Island transform a Medical Community

When Peter Gee first paddled the still, azure waters of Clearwater Lake, B.C., it was a moment that changed the course of his life forever.

“My family and I were on a kayaking trip, and I just kept asking myself how I could live and work in British Columbia,” recalls Dr. Gee, an English-born family physician.

Less than a year later — after exploring regions of the province facing family physician shortages — Dr. Gee and his wife took a trip back west, this time to visit the Comox Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

“It was a matter of hours before we decided that this is where we needed to be, and thankfully our children agreed to the move,” says Dr. Gee.

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