The College is currently drafting a new Cultural Safety and Humility practice standard to clearly communicate its expectations of physicians and surgeons in providing culturally safe care to Indigenous patients. All members of the public are encouraged to share their feedback on the draft principles
June 14, 2021
The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) announced on June 10, 2021 that it is stepping away from the delivery of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II going forward. The full MCC statement can be found here. The College will accept the Licentiate of the Medical Council of
June 10, 2021
The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) announced on May 31, 2021 the suspension of the MCCQE Part II due to significant issues with the virtual examination. The full MCC statement can be found here. The College would like to acknowledge the challenges faced by those who recently participated in the MCC
June 01, 2021
The College’s 2021–2024 strategic plan focuses on continuous quality improvement, cultural safety and humility, regulatory innovation, and stakeholder engagement. At its annual retreat, the Board resolved to add cultural safety and humility as a core pillar of its strategic plan. The action items
June 01, 2021
The College extends condolences to the Indigenous families and communities affected by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school building in Kamloops. This tragedy is a stark reminder that Indigenous racism is an issue, which organizations like the College must
May 31, 2021
As part of the regular review cycle for practice standards and professional guidelines, the previously titled Withdrawal of Registrant Services practice standard was reviewed and revised to incorporate a new title, more inclusive pronouns, and clearer principles related to the standard’s application
May 28, 2021
The College will be closed on Monday, May 24, 2021 for Victoria Day. Business will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
May 20, 2021
Dr. Rachel Anne McGhee, a family physician, has been reprimanded pursuant to sections 36(1) and 39.3(1)(b) of the Health Professions Act. The full notification is available here.
May 17, 2021
Indigenous people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) have waited far too long for their legal rights to be recognized. And they have waited too long for health-system leaders to dismantle the racism that was built into our colonial health-care system—racism that continues to cause harm to this day. As
May 11, 2021
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and the First Nations Health Authority stand united and firmly against the spread of misinformation about COVID-19, which is currently circulating on social media and other channels. In recent months, we have become aware of and concerned about reports
May 06, 2021
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 Board election. The following registrants have been elected to serve on the College Board for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2021. District 1: Vancouver Island, South Dr. Jason T. Wale
April 13, 2021
March/April issue now available. Read it here.
April 07, 2021