Blog

Rural Family Practice on Vancouver Island a Perfect Fit for Physician and Young Family

October 21, 2018

When Dr. Carrie Marshall and her family moved to Tofino they quickly learned that dressing for the rain was important. In Hawaii, where Dr. Marshall had lived since 2001, you stay inside until the rain stops. But on the western shores of Vancouver Island, you can’t wait that long. “It rains so much here you just have to embrace it,” she said. She and husband Matt Dyer now make a regular habit of putting the rain cover over the stroller to protect six-month-old Samuel, and decking two-year old Julian out in rain gear before heading off for a hike on the beach.

MLT Left Alberta for New Adventure in BC

October 14, 2018

Karen Hung was not really thinking about moving to BC when she attended a career fair in Calgary. After emigrating from Mauritius seven years ago, she had already lived in Montreal and was studying in Calgary. Even so, she decided to leave her resume with the consultants at the Health Match BC and Fraser Health booths.

When her graduation from the two-year Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) diploma program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary coincided with a hiring freeze, Karen and her husband Steve started looking at other options. “When Fraser Health called about a job, it seemed like a good opportunity to discover another Canadian province,” said Karen. “So, we set out on a new adventure.”

Tagged: adventure, MLT

Canadian Doctors Find Adventure in BC – “You Can Do Everything Out Here.”

April 04, 2016

Dr. Damon Tedford is a fan of tales of survivalists and self-sufficient men of the woods. So when adventure called, he answered. When his locum emergency physician position at Surrey Memorial Hospital ended in October 2014, Dr. Tedford left for Alaska to train and later participate in the Yukon Quest: a 1,600 km dogsled race.

VIEW ALL POSTS

TOP