Get Some Sleep

None of my blog posts will be literary gems this year.  Most will be first-drafts thrown together quickly in stolen moments – small eddies amid the rushing hours.  The restrictions placed on us regarding personal details of our patients makes recording the most impactful parts of my learning difficult, but I am afraid if I write nothing … Continue reading Get Some Sleep

Native Language

The obvious difference between myself and the young adults I learn with is that I have already spent years on ‘the other side’.  I’ve experienced the power and knowledge differential that a mother expects when she brings her child to a physician.  I’ve needed doctors.  I’ve questioned doctors.  I’ve been saved by doctors and I’ve … Continue reading Native Language


Saving contemplation for another day, here are answers to 4 questions I hear often…. 1) What is the difference between the Northern Medical Program and other medical programs in BC? Just location.  British Columbia has only one medical program based out of the University of British Columbia.  There are 3 satellite sites in addition to … Continue reading FAQ’s