Terrace Women’s Wellness Group recognized with 2020 BC Rural Health Award

RCCbc is pleased to announce that the Terrace Women’s Wellness Group – which provides support for women’s reproductive health in BC’s Pacific Northwest – is the recipient of the 2020 Award of Excellence for Team-based Rural Maternity Care. This interprofessional team consists of Ob/Gyns, Drs. Dawid Janse van Rensburg and Kirsti Ziola, family physicians Drs. Carla … Continue reading

Student-led RISE program helps reduce patient isolation, loneliness

When the COVID-19 arrived in Canada, undergraduate learners whose classes were disrupted mobilized quickly to help healthcare providers and public health offices with childcare, contact tracing, and other important supports. Jasmine Waslowski and Mary Freymond, co-chairs of the Student Committee of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) at the time, asked rural physician members of the SRPC how medical students could provide support to rural Canada during … Continue reading

Peer support in uncertain times

Submitted by UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development “Anyone can benefit from peer support,” says Dr. Bruce Hobson, experienced peer mentor, retired family physician and UBC RCPD’s Coaching and Mentoring Program (CAMP)’s new Senior Medical Lead.   In the past two months under Dr. Hobson’s leadership, CAMP has made improvements to ensure the program … Continue reading