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B.C. welcomes new doctors to practise in rural and remote communities

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B.C. welcomes new doctors to practise in rural and remote communities

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Ministry of Health Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
Contacts
Ministry of Health Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)

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Practice Ready Assessment BC Program brings more doctors to rural and remote communities

Since beginning as a pilot project in April 2015, a total of 53 family doctors have been recruited through the Practice Ready Assessment BC (PRA-BC) program.

Upon completing program requirements and a clinical field assessment, doctors sign a three-year return of service contract to practice in a rural community in need. PRA-BC doctors are now providing care to patients in the following rural and remote communities:

  • 100 Mile House (one)
  • Ashcroft (two)
  • Campbell River (two)
  • Castlegar (one)
  • Chetwynd (three)
  • Cobble Hill (two)
  • Comox (one)
  • Dawson Creek (four)
  • Enderby (two)
  • Fort Nelson (one)
  • Fort St John (three)
  • Hazelton (one)
  • Houston (one)
  • Invermere (one)
  • Keremeos (one)
  • Ladysmith (one)
  • Lillooet (two)
  • Logan Lake (two)
  • McBride (one)
  • Nakusp (one)
  • Nelson (one)
  • Port Hardy (two)
  • Powell River (one)
  • Prince Rupert (one)
  • Princeton (one)
  • Quadra Island (one)
  • Quesnel (six)
  • Salt Spring Island (two)
  • Terrace (one)
  • Trail (one)
  • Tumbler Ridge (one)
  • Williams Lake (two)

 

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