Business Pathways is a new program of Doctors of BC dedicated to helping our members navigate the o
Sponsorship available to all BC physicians: Online Course on Finding and Creating Joy in Work by IHI
All active physicians in BC are invited and sponsored to participate in the next cohort of Finding and Cre
PQI celebrates five years of fostering continuous learning within the physician community in Vancouver Coastal & Providence Health
Graduates and alumni from the Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) program in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence
Surgical patients at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) are experiencing improved health even before their elective procedures because of proactive care from a team of doctors and healt
At an early age, Penticton anesthesiologist Dr Michelle Scheepers started thinking ahead.
Community-based specialists with no active hospital privileges now have free access to UpToDate, a subscription-based online clinical decision support resource that provides physicians with clear c
This November marks the 15th year since the formation of the Specialist Services Committee (SSC). To mark the anniversary, SSC invited past co-chairs to their November meeting to reflect on their time at SSC and share advice for the Committee going forward.
Join more than 1,100 physicians across the province who have completed quality improvement (QI) training to get hands-on QI experience, lead learning action projects, and contribute to creating a Q
Dr Tommy Gerschman considers leadership to be an integral part of his life. Working as a pediatric rheumatologist out of North Vancouver he has been forging his own leadership path since he graduated from UBC. He sat on several Doctors of BC committees on health policy and was a member of its board from 2016-19, followed by serving as the Specialists of BC President until 2020. Through the years, Dr Gerschman’s voice has grown into being one of the leading advocates for BC’s community-based specialists (CBS): those specialists who choose to establish their own clinics and not pursue hospital or health authority privileges.
In the last couple of years, SSC has been learning about the unique concerns of community-based specialists to help identify ways to better support their work.
Specialists and family physicians alike have long advocated for a more timely referral process for patients waiting to access speciality consult and care.
Specialist physicians are invited to join their colleagues and health care partners for an in-person, full-day symposium to collaborate on how to improve specialty care in a post-pandemic world.
Specialists are invited to participate in the next cohort of the Finding and Creating Joy in Work course
When working in their community offices, specialists can now access free spoken language interpreting services as part of a one-year pilot project that is funded by the SSC.
Dr Nazira Chatur, a Vancouver gastroenterologist credits her mentors for inspiring her to pursue her chosen specialty.
BC Children’s hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Center have many available experts and resources to address reproductive infectious diseases (RID), affecting mothers and their infants. However, up until now these services were siloed in their respective hospitals. Mothers with RID delivered at BC Women’s and their infants born with congenital infections received their care at BC Children’s. Lead by Dr Chelse Elwood and with the help of the Joint Collaborative Committees (JCC)’s Health System Redesign (HSR) project, both the RID and Pediatric Infectious Disease programs are transitioning into one space – the Oak Tree Clinic (OTC).