Re: Doctors BC

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 56, No. 4, May 2014, Pages 170-171 Letters
By: Jim Gilmore
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Doctors BC

Dr Rety is a remarkable fellow and I well remember when, as a member of the BCMA’s Communications Committee, he advanced the idea of renaming the BCMA to Doctors BC. We liked the idea and used it as a tagline for some of the patient advocacy programs we ran at the time.

In a recent letter that he sent me a copy of [Doctors BC], Dr Rety wrote that the new name should be Doctors BC, rather than the cumbersome Doctors of BC. Team Canada is not Team of Canada, nor is Basketball Canada, Basketball of Canada. By removing of from the new name we make the name easier to use in a news release or when the president is introduced on the Bill Good program.

The new badge is a good thing, and it is encouraging to see that Doctors of BC is taking steps to recapture its position as a vigorous champion for patients’ rights.
—Jim Gilmore
BCMA Communications Director, 1973–1993

Jim Gilmore. Re: Doctors BC. BCMJ, Vol. 56, No. 4, May, 2014, Page(s) 170-171 - Letters.

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