President's Blog

Upcoming Events

October 2, 2017 to October 27, 2017
Be Active Every Day 2017 - October 2 - 27, 2017  Time to get Hero Fit! Be Active Every Day is an annual Doctors of BC initiative to help kids be more...

About the Blog

During her presidency, Dr Trina Larsen Soles will be writing about her experiences and thoughts.

September 20, 2017

In my last blog, I spoke about the fact that physicians – like all groups of professionals – have differing and varying opinions, and that’s a good thing. A healthy exchange of views and ideas is a good thing. This week, I want to remind everyone that when topics become heated and we are in...

August 28, 2017

Bonjour mes colleagues! I have been seriously considering language and how we address each other after spending the past week at the CMA General Council meetings in Quebec City. The overarching principle is professionalism and concerns were raised about courtesy and respectful debate. 

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August 3, 2017

In my last President’s letter I asked physicians in BC to share their stories about how the proposed federal tax changes will hurt them and negatively impact patient care. I asked them for their personal stories and I received many – from residents and early career physicians to those recently...

July 19, 2017

Thousands of British Columbians have been forced from their homes because of wildfires raging in our province’s Interior. As a physician living and practicing in Golden, this really hits home for me. While I have not personally been impacted, more than 60 of our physician colleagues and their...

July 6, 2017

Doctors of BC is changing. After two years of engaging with members to get your input, we will have a dual-structure governance model this September which includes a new Representative Assembly (RA). The RA is designed to bring both balance and diversity to the running of our organization, and...