Physicians in the news

Since April 2015, Practice Ready Assessment - British Columbia (PRA-BC) has assessed 53 family physicians.  These physicians are now practising family medicine in 32 rural underserved communities throughout the province.

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

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 doctors are Kayode Bamigboje and Gangdevi Lokuwattage from Sri Lanka.

Clearwater's new doctors are Kayode Bamigboje and 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)

September 7, 2016- New Doctor for Tumbler Ridge (Tumbler Ridge News)

Doctor Solomon is part of the third group of physicians who have committed to working in the North as part of the program.

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

August 15, 20165 rural interior communities to welcome new doctors (Global News)

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

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

March 15, 2016B.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, 2016Dr. 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 and their family who uprooted from their lives in Nigeria to practice medicine in Canada

August 24, 2015Provincial 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, 2015New doctor joins Invermere Medical Clinic (Columbia Valley Pioneer)

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