Our College Coin is a new way for the BCCFP to honour family physicians who deserve recognition for their work. Nominations will be considered throughout the year, and it’s easy to nominate.
Modelled on the coins used by the Canadian military to recognize special achievements, the College Coin is designed to honour some of the unsung heroes in family medicine – the family physicians we admire for carrying out “good work.”
If you are a BCCFP member and would like to nominate a BC family physician for the College Coin, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing the name of the nominee and a few sentences describing why you think they deserve to be recognized. (Nominees do not need to be BCCFP members.)
Read about our recipients to date.
Dr. Fraser Black
Dr. Fraser Black’s service to family medicine includes caring for underprivileged populations at the Cool Aid Clinic, and his role as physician at the Victoria Hospice using Integrative Medicine to provide care at the end of life. As Assistant Dean at the UBC Island Medical Program, he is also a mentor and role model for medical students and residents.
Dr. Marjorie Docherty
Dr. Marjorie Docherty received the first College Coin award in recognition for her energy, passion and commitment to family medicine and family physicians across British Columbia during her four-year term on the BCCFP Board, particularly her leadership across the continuum in education and continuing professional development.
Dr. Anneline Du Preez
Dr. Anneline Du Preez epitomizes the rural family doctor, practicing true cradle-to-grave medicine and care to a growing roster of complex-care and frail elderly patients. While serving as a full-time family physician in Kimberley, she is also an Emergency Room physician at the busy East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, and the chief physician at a long-term care facility.
An advocate for evidence-based care and best practices, Dr. Du Preez is also active in the management of the medical clinic in which she practices, as well as in the local Division and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC Peer Review Program.
She was one of a visionary team of family physicians that worked tirelessly create a Patient’s Medical Home in their clinic. As a result, this has become the model of Patient Care Homes that the province is aspiring towards.
Dr. Peter Gorman
Dr. Gorman has had a long and distinguished career as a family physician, practicing in Prince George, before relocating to Kamloops a decade ago. He stands out as a leader, a model family physician, and a mentor to both medical trainees and practicing family physicians. Dr. Gorman teaches medical students as part of his full-service family practice, volunteering to supervise and/or assess international medical graduates, nurse practitioner trainees and other learners. He is currently Site Faculty for Assessment and Evaluation for the UBC Family Practice Residency Program, Kamloops Site.
Dr. Keith Hatlelid
Dr. Hatlelid is a dedicated professional, working long hours in his practice for 30 years to care for many generations of families and provide mentorship to his colleagues. He has also served the elder population by working at the Vancouver General Hospital STAT centre for many years, as well as St. Jude’s Nursing Home. He provides house calls to his frail seniors and has delivered many babies during his career.
Dr. Patricia Mark
Although retired from her community family practice in Lantzville, Dr. Paddy Mark continues her long-running work in addictions and jail medicine. She has worked with the CPSBC on the methadone for addictions program and the development of the new centre for addictions. Dr. Mark continues to run a pain and addictions consultation service at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, and champions the Division’s ongoing work with substance use programs. She has also taught and mentored many residents and students over the decades.
Dr. Randal Mason
Dr. Randal Mason is a recent graduate with an impressive list of accomplishments. During his residency in the aboriginal program, he was pivotal/lead in the development and running of both the Snaw-naw-as First Nations clinic as well as the John Barsby Wellness Centre at the Barsby Community School (both new models of care), and most recently the Snuneymuxw First Nations Health Centre. During his first year of practice, he also provided locums in community family practice and worked in an addictions clinic.
Dr. Ryan McCallum
Dr. Ryan McCallum is recognized for his exceptional level of engagement, both within his own community and in the profession of family medicine. He has served on a number of boards and representative assemblies. During his time on the BCCFP Board, Dr. McCallum contributed a valuable perspective to the Membership and Awards Committee, and was instrumental in the development of the College Coin.
Dr. Chris Morwood
Dr. Chris Morwood is passionate about child and youth health, and has worked on many initiatives over the past seven years. He has dedicated his time, energy, creativity and collaborative effort to create physical activity opportunities for all Powell River residents, with a focus on children and youth. He has used his gift for collaboration and complex problem-solving to lead many multi-sector projects. He is also active in the Division of Family Practice and serves as president of medical staff while managing a full-time family practice, ER work and inpatient care.
Dr. Jessica Otte
Dr. Jessica Otte is known as a pioneer in “less is more/choosing wisely.” She is also a passionate advocate for health care reform, as well as an outstanding clinician in her palliative care and elder care practice. In addition, Dr. Otte provides remote locums in Nunavut and the other territories.