Dr. Dawkin will assume the position of President-Elect at the conclusion of our AGM on September 22, 2021.
I hope to bring my passion, my voice, and my belief in the power of partnership to my new role as President-Elect of BC Family Doctors.
As a rural family doctor in northern BC, my practice spans primary care, ER, hospital, surgical assists and the teaching of medical students and residents. In addition, I have participated in leadership work with BC Family Doctors, the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice, and the Rural Coordination Centre of BC.
These years of leadership and advocacy work, and a masters of health administration, have equipped me with an understanding of the “language” of politics and bureaucracy which affect our day-to-day work as family doctors.
I strongly believe family practice is at risk in BC and across Canada. We need to continue to work together as to ensure sustainability, equity and more effective practice supports for family medicine. We need to work together to rebuild positivity and passion. We need to revitalize public perception of family medicine as a profession. We need to hold each other and our partners to account in doing so.
I intend to contribute my experience, my perseverance, my sense of justice, and my commitment to equitable quality health care to propel the good work of BC Family Doctors in the coming years.