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Specialty Dermatology

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The Division of Dermatology of the Vancouver Island Health Authority has an opportunity for a Dermatologist in Duncan at the Cowichan District Hospital.

Dermatologic services on Vancouver Island are currently provided in the cities of Courtenay, Nanaimo and Victoria. In the Cowichan Valley the patient population is quite varied (drawing population 75,000) with emphasis on seniors and First Nations. The medical community is close-knit and supportive and includes five General Internists. Local services include excellent general and plastic surgery expertise.

Affiliation with the University of British Columbia’s Island Medical Program provides teaching opportunities to medical students and residents, as well as an affiliation with the UV Psoriasis clinic and the dermatologists in Victoria, a 45 minute drive.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Community Information

Duncan, located within the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, enjoys Canada's most favourable climate, allowing for year-round sailing, fishing, hiking and golfing. Lush countryside surrounds scenic coastal villages and charming inland communities. Housing is affordable and public education is complemented by renowned local private schools. Victoria, only 45 minutes away, offers excellent cultural, educational and recreational opportunities. Mount Washington Ski Resort boasts the largest annual snowfall and is 3 hours north.

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Compensation Type

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$up to a maximum of 15,000
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
CME: Years 3 & 4: $3000/annumo After 4 years: $6000/annum
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Known as the “City of the Totems,” the community of Duncan takes pride in its rich First Nations heritage. Over 75 totem poles embellish the townscape, along with fascinating cultural artifacts. Duncan is located in the Cowichan region in the south central part of Vancouver Island and is a supply and service hub for the area. It is home to some of British Columbia’s newest vineyards that grow amidst rolling hillsides and country lanes.

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