More Doctors in the North

Provincial Health Minister George Abbott has confirmed that Northern Health has managed to attract 45 more doctors to Northern BC this year.

The authority has taken an agressive recruitment approach to attracting physicians and specialty professionals to the region.

For the first time this year, graduates of the northern medical program are working in the region, with a total of eight now completing their residencies, in hospitals in the region.

In partnership with Northern Health, the program is delivered by the Unviversity of British Columbia in Vancouver, in collaboration with the University of Northern BC in Prince George.

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