Family Doctors Care: The Role and Value of Family Physicians in British Columbia  is a 2022 position paper that highlights the importance of access to longitudinal, comprehensive care from a family physician and calls on government for improved support for family medicine in BC. (Available April 12, 2022)

The Family Medicine Professional Profile is a position statement that defines the discipline of family medicine, describes the scope of practice and training for family physicians, and highlights our philosophy of care.

To learn about the unique role of family physicians in BC, view these resources:

We believe in the Four Principles of Family Medicine expressed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) to guide the practice of family medicine, residency programs and ongoing learning opportunities for family physicians.

The four principles are:

  • The family physician is a skilled clinician.
  • Family medicine is a community-based discipline.
  • The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population.
  • The patient-physician relationship is central to the role of the family physician.

You can read about the principles in more detail on the CFPC website.