As a Family Physician or Family Doctor you will be the one-stop-shop for most of your patient’s health needs. Family Doctors are often referred to as “primary care” physicians because they are the first person someone goes to when they need non-emergency care – so things like the flu, knee pain, depression, and other health concerns. You’ll also be the coordinator who arranges and follows up on more serious health issues by sending patients for tests, making referrals to specialists, or admitting very ill patients to hospital.
Most Family Doctors work with people of all ages and all health issues, but some prefer to work in specific areas like caring for pregnant women and newborns. You’ll work from your own clinic in the community and will actually be self-employed, but you’ll have a close working relationship with Fraser Health.
Education / Training / Experience
- Completion of an accredited Medical Doctor Undergraduate Program (a previous undergraduate degree is required for admission) and Family Practice Residency Program (10 years full time)
$168,550 – $228,923 per year
The best thing about this job… is that there are so many great things about this job! You can decide how busy you want to be; you’ll form long term relationships with your patients, helping them through a wide variety of health concerns; you’ll attend conferences to learn all the latest in medicine and have the option to be involved in medical research.