PRA-BC IN THE NEWS

August 23, 2018 - The Creston Valley Health Working Group has announced that Dr. Darryn Storrier will be joining Family Practice Associates in September. (Creston Valley Advance)

June 29, 2018 -A chance search through Google helped propel Dr Marili Du Plessis from her home in South Africa to Port Alberni, where she has set up a family practice. But it was a joint program of Doctors of BC and the BC government that made the move a reality. (Doctors of BC)

May 25, 2018 - The Rural Coordination Centre of BC was honoured to present the BC Rural Health Awards in all three categories on May 12 at its BC Rural Health Conference in Nanaimo, BC. (BC Rural Update)

May 22, 2018 - Dr. Amgad Zake says he’s settled in after more than two years at the Ashcroft clinic.(The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal)

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

August 30, 2017 - For years, offices at the NorKam Healthcare Centre sat empty, with no physicians available to fill the spaces left behind by retiring doctors. But with three new doctors being brought in over the past few months, the centre is once again operating with a full staff, and accepting new patients. (CFJC Today)

August 27, 2017 -Dr. Kay from Nigeria and Dr. Ganga from Sri Lanka help fill medical staff shortage. (Clearwater Times)

August 23, 2017 - Doctors Bayo Oyedeji and Oname Diakparomre begin their rounds at the Taylor Medical Clinic Sept. 5. The doctors, new to the Peace Region, were introduced to residents Monday evening at an open house to learn details of a deal with the North Peace Primary Clinic to ensure continued operations at the district’s clinic for the next year. (Alaska Highway News)

March 9, 2017- He's only been in Campbell River for three weeks, but Dr. Sathiamurthi Naicker already has a thriving practice filled with patients. (CTV News - Video)

March 6, 2017 - New internationally trained physicians will begin practising in rural and remote communities throughout the province, including two family doctors in Dawson Creek, and one doctor each in Chetwynd and Fort St. John. (Ministry of Health)

March 6, 2017 - Interior welcomes new physicians in three communities: Nelson, Enderby and 100 Mile House. Two doctors will practise in Williams Lake. (Ministry of Health)

August 15, 2016 - More than a year after its inception, the province’s Practice Ready Assessment BC (PRA-BC) program continues to benefit residents in Interior Health (IH) by linking rural and remote communities in need with family physicians. Interior Health is pleased to welcome five new family physicians in August and September, one in each of the following communities: Enderby, Keremeos, Logan Lake, Nakusp, and Trail. (The Nelson Daily)

August 15, 2016- Internationally-trained physicians will soon start work in five communities in the B.C. interior as part of a provincial program to provide better primary health care in rural areas. Enderby, Keremeos, Nakusp, Logan Lake and Trail will each be welcoming a single physician within the next month and a half. (Global News)

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August 10, 2016- A new doctor has hung up their shingle in Enderby. Dr. Michael Abayomi is expected to begin seeing patients Monday at the Enderby Community Health Centre. (Vernon Morning Star)

March 17, 2016 - After completing her 12-week clinical field assessment in Port Hardy, Dr. Samra Nasir has moved to Campbell River to begin her family practice, and she couldn’t be happier. (Campbell River Mirror)

March 15, 2016 - 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.” (Ministry of Health)

February 18, 2016 - 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. (Merritt Herald)

December 14, 2015 - Two doctors uprooted from their lives and family from Nigeria to practice medicine in Canada. (Energetic City)

August 24, 2015 - When Nigerian Dr. Godwin Ameh first landed as a permanent resident in Toronto, he started from the bottom. Now he’s here. (Smithers Interior News)

August 14, 2015 - 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. (Columbia Valley Pioneer)