Two rural BC physicians and three community organizations in Fort St. John have been recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to rural medical practice by Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc).
The physicians were honored for contributions that elevated the health and well-being of their respective communities. Dr Leta Burechailo received the Award of Excellence in Rural Medicine: Innovation for her preventive and primary care work with at-risk youth in Powell River. Dr Nicole Ebert received the Award of Excellence in Rural Medicine: Lifetime Achievement for her contributions to primary and obstetrical care in Vanderhoof, along with her work as clinical faculty for UBC’s Department of Family Practice rural residency program, and her numerous leadership and administrative roles.
The North Peace Division of Family Practice/Northern Health/the City of Fort St. John were joint recipients of the Rural BC Community Award for their collaborative work in handling the 2013 primary care crisis in Fort St. John. This group of physicians, local government officials, and health authority representatives developed strategies to recruit and retain new physicians and implement new models of service delivery to provide appropriate health care for their community. Read more about North Peace Division’s work in the May issue of the BCMJ (www.bcmj.org/gpsc/team-based-care-northern-bc-north-peace-division-journey-integrated-model-care).
Each year, RCCbc recognizes rural physicians within a themed category as well as acknowledging long-term practitioners who have shaped and served their communities for more than 15 years. Recipients were selected by a committee of representatives from RCCbc and the University of British Columbia.
Above is the information needed to cite this article in your paper or presentation. The International Committee
of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the following citation style, which is the now nearly universally
accepted citation style for scientific papers:
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
About the ICMJE and citation styles
The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.
An alternate version of ICMJE style is to additionally list the month an issue number, but since most journals use continuous pagination, the shorter form provides sufficient information to locate the reference. The NLM now lists all authors.
BCMJ standard citation style is a slight modification of the ICMJE/NLM style, as follows:
- Only the first three authors are listed, followed by "et al."
- There is no period after the journal name.
- Page numbers are not abbreviated.
For more information on the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, visit www.icmje.org