The annual First Five Years of Practice Award is designed to recognize an exceptional family physician in the early stage of his or her career.

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate for the 2019 award. We will announce the recipient in mid-May, as part of our celebration of BC Family Doctor Day on May 19.

2018 First Five Years of Practice Award recipient: Dr. Terri Aldred

Dr. Terri Aldred is Carrier from the Tl’Azt’En Nation located north of Fort St. James. She is the Site Director for the Indigenous Family Medicine Program, family physician for Carrier Sekani Family Services, the Medical Director for the Prince George Foundry Clinic, and the Indigenous Lead for the Rural Coordination Centre of BC. She is passionate about Indigenous health, physician well-being, and medical education.

“Terri has not only been an inspiring mentor as a strong female physician, but she has also shown me the true meaning of being an advocate and voice for your patients and community… although she has only been in practice for a few short years, she has taken on leadership roles in her community as well as for Indigenous health in the province. In addition to all of this, she is also the much-loved Program Director of the UBC Indigenous Family Medicine Program where she works incredibly hard to make sure we become caring, compassionate, socially-minded family physicians.”