The website provides physicians with a platform to share stories with other physicians that are interested in living and working in the area. The website also shows the professional lives of physicians and how they enjoy their time off in northern B.C.
Also featured are two testimonials from physicians that show their work place and various activities that they enjoy. One of the doctors featured is Dr. Quinton Du Preez. Du Preez says moving to the area has provided him and his family with a great place to live and hopes other physicians follow suit.
“When you’re looking for a place to practice, it is not just about finding a suitable place to work. Instead it is about finding a community that embraces your family and offers a range of opportunities for both professional and personal development,” he explains. “Fort St. John has done that for us and I wanted to share that message with other physicians thinking about relocating to northern B.C.”
Mayor of Fort St. John Lori Ackerman was also on hand for the unveiling of the website. She says it will be an important tool in showing off what the area offers to physicians looking for work.
“The beauty of creating a website like this is that of course it’s on the world wide web. We’ll be able to get the word out through social media that this website is up and available,” she says. “It’s an initial portal for people to go to take a look at the community as a physician. Having this is vital to reaching out across the globe.”
Ackerman adds that Fort St. John can offer a number of things to doctors who move here such as being a great place to raise young ones.
“We have a very young population so if they are beginning their career and they have young ones this is a place that offers an opportunity to raise their children. We’ve got wonderful sport amenities here. We have a very good group of doctors here already to create that community that they would have as colleagues.”
The new website can be seen by clicking here.