Northern Health Welcomes Six New Doctors
Prince George, B.C. – It’s just what the doctor ordered for rural B.C.
Northern Health is welcoming six new family physicians into Northern B.C. through the province’s Practice Ready Assessment Program (PRA-BC) – three into Quesnel, and one each into Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Dawson Creek.
All of these physicians have successfully completed the PRA-BC process under which doctors undergo “a rigorous assessment process, spending three months with a B.C. physician who evaluates their skills as they care for patients.”
Those who successfully complete the program must commit to practice for at least three years in a rural community in need of a doctor.
The trio of doctors headed for Quesnel will start practicing this month while the other three will start this September.
The PRA-BC program represents a partnership between the Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC and was created to help strengthen health care in rural and remote regions of the province.
The program was launched in April 2015 and has received $7.6 million in funding to date.