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SPRING-SUMMER 2011

New website enables health professionals to customize their job search

Health Match BC has launched a new website which simplifies our assessment and recruitment process for physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals interested in finding a job in BC. (Currently, our allied health professional services team is targeting clinical pharmacists, medical laboratory technologists, medical radiation technologists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists.)  More...

Canadian physicians return home after 14 years in the US

Drs. Ken and Janet Bates recently relocated to Chase, BC from Eugene, Oregon where they have been practicing medicine for the past 14 years.  Their story...


Globe-trotting physician and RN settle down in BC

Dr. Evaristus Idanwekhai and his wife Queen, a registered nurse, are originally from Africa. Queen moved to Vancouver in 1998, working in the ICU at Vancouver General Hospital. Dr. Eva, as he is commonly called, worked for Doctors Without Borders in Asia. They married in 2003, settling in BC in 2004.  Read on...


Australian physician makes Port McNeill stopover on world tour

Dr. Peter Manns, a family physician, and his wife Lana, a chartered accountant, are from Canberra, Australia. Peter is currently working as a locum in the community of Port McNeill on northern Vancouver Island.  Island life...

COMMUNITIES IN ACTION

OUR RECRUITERS ON THE ROAD

Port Alberni volunteers run medical clinic

In 2006, the community of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island faced a situation that is quite common in rural BC these days: the retirement of a solo-practice physician. With 2,000 patients about to be orphaned, and a clinic building about to be vacated, a group of community volunteers got together to find a way to solve the issue at the local level.  What they did...

Health Match BC will have a team of experienced recruiters at the following national and international health care conferences:

June 3 - June 7: American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting: Chicago, Illinois.

June 4 - June 8: Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Conference: St. John's, Newfoundland.

June 15 - June 18: Canadian Paediatric Society Annual Conference: Quebec City, Quebec.

September 14 - September 17: American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Conference: Orlando, Florida.

September 30 October 1: BMJ Careers Fair: Islington, London, UK.

October 13 - October 15: Canadian Psychiatric Association Annual Conference: Vancouver, British Columbia.

October 20 - October 22: Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Conference: ACC, Liverpool, UK.