Physicians in the news

Since April 2015, Practice Ready Assessment - British Columbia (PRA-BC) has assessed 87 family physicians.  These physicians are now practising family medicine in 39 rural underserved communities throughout the province.

Meet some of our featured physicians and the communities they serve by clicking on the links below:

August 23, 2018 - New physician to practice in Creston (Creston Valley Advance)

June 29, 2018 - Doctors of BC and BC government bring international doctors to rural communities (Doctors of BC)

 Dr. Du Plessis is a PRA-BC graduate who has been practicing in Port Alberni since Fall 2017.

Dr. Du Plessis is a PRA-BC graduate who has been practicing in Port Alberni since Fall 2017.

 Dr. Onuora Odoh (right) is a member of the award-winning CHANGE BC rural physician team.

Dr. Onuora Odoh (right) is a member of the award-winning CHANGE BC rural physician team.

May 22, 2018 - Local doctor says he has no plans to leave the community (The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal)

 Dr. Amgad Zake says that now he is settled here, he has no plans to leave. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Dr. Amgad Zake says that now he is settled here, he has no plans to leave. Photo: Barbara Roden.

February 28, 2018 - New Doctor in Ashcroft Clinic wants to make the town his long-term home (Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal)

 Dr. Abayomi Adetola is the most recent doctor to join the Ashcroft Family Medical Clinic. Photo: Barbara Roden

Dr. Abayomi Adetola is the most recent doctor to join the Ashcroft Family Medical Clinic. Photo: Barbara Roden

August 30, 2017 - Kamloops Welcomes new Doctors through PRA-BC (CFJC Today)

August 27, 2017 - Two New doctors coming to Clearwater (Clearwater Times)

 Clearwater's new primary care physicians are Dr. Kayode Bamigboje and Dr. Gangdevi Lokuwattage from Sri Lanka.

Clearwater's new primary care physicians are Dr. Kayode Bamigboje and Dr. Gangdevi Lokuwattage from Sri Lanka.

August 23, 2017 - As Many Patients as We Can (Alaska Highway News)

 From Left: Drs. Bayo Oyedeji, Abimbola Olajide and Oname Diakparomre from the North Peace Primary Care Clinic outside Tayor municipal hall.

From Left: Drs. Bayo Oyedeji, Abimbola Olajide and Oname Diakparomre from the North Peace Primary Care Clinic outside Tayor municipal hall.

March 9, 2017 - Program Lures Doc Across globe to Campbell River (CTV News - Video)

March 6, 2017 - B.C. Welcomes Four New Doctors to the North (Ministry of Health)

March 6, 2017 - B.C. Welcomes Five New Doctors to the Interior (Ministry of Health)

August 15, 2016- Trail to get new private practice/ER doc (The Nelson Daily)

August 15, 2016- 5 rural interior communities to welcome new doctors (Global News)

August 10, 2016- Enderby welcomes new physician (Vernon Morning Star)

March 17, 2016- New family physician arrives in Campbell River (Campbell River Mirror)

March 15, 2016- B.C. welcomes new doctors to practice in the North (Ministry of Health)

Dr. Joseph Obanye calls the Practice Ready Assessment (PRA) “One of the best programs for internationally trained physicians wanting to work in Canada, as it benefits the patients, the doctor and the community in general.”

February 18, 2016- Dr. Saeed and his wife welcomed to Logan Lake (Merritt Herald)

Logan Lakers packed the Elementary School gym on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 12 to welcome Dr. Saeed and his wife Dr. Wahbi to the community.

Two doctors uprooted from their lives and family from Nigeria to practice medicine in Canada

August 24, 2015- Provincial program brings international doctor to Hazelton (Smithers Interior News)

When Nigerian Dr. Godwin Ameh first landed as a permanent resident in Toronto, he started from the bottom. Now he’s here.

August 14, 2015- New doctor joins Invermere Medical Clinic (Columbia Valley Pioneer)

Dr. Maslowska trained at Pomeranian Medical University to complete a medical degree in Szczecin, Poland. She is eager to work with everyone and is especially interested in serving families.