Doctors of BC annual report: This is leadership

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 58, No. 5, June 2016, Page 279 News

The 2015–16 annual report celebrates a few of your colleagues who are pioneers in their respective fields—BC physicians offering forward-thinking innovation and medical leadership in a diversity of practice areas.

  • Dr Arun Jagdeo: Shaping and improving residents’ experiences and residency education, and expanding the scope of Resident Doctors of BC.
  • Dr Davidicus Wong: Inspiring patients to embrace health education, and bringing evidence-based health information to the public.
  • Dr Ahmer Karimuddin: Fostering a collaborative, comprehensive approach to Enhanced Recovery programs for patients undergoing surgery.
  • Dr Fiona Duncan: Supporting local, regional, and provincial initiatives to lead primary care.
  • Dr Sandy Whitehouse: Transforming care for youth growing up with complex health conditions.

The core elements, which scan the association’s work in supporting members, are also represented: the message from the CEO, reports from the president and the chair of the Board, financial highlights, and reports from all Doctors of BC committees in the White Report.

Explore this year’s report at

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