Who We Are

Who We Are

At Doctors of BC, we make a meaningful difference in improving health care for British Columbians by working alongside our members to achieve quality patient care through engagement, collaboration, and physician leadership.

Legally operating as the British Columbia Medical Association, we are partners in progress - helping to make sure the voices of BC's doctors are heard by government, health authorities, media, and the public.

Our goal is to promote a social, economic, and political climate in which physician members can provide the citizens of British Columbia with the highest standard of health care, while achieving maximum professional satisfaction and fair economic reward. Learn about the steps we're taking towards achieving our mission in our Strategic Plan, which has been extended until 2018 by our Board of Directors.

We advocate for a fair health care system for all patients.

We are governed by a Board of Directors and a 104-member Representative Assembly comprised of physician members. Our President serves as primary spokesperson. In addition, Doctors of BC members contribute to over 60 committees that advocate for issues of importance to physicians and to the citizens of BC.

Doctors of BC was founded in 1900 as the British Columbia Medical Association, and has a long history of working for members, improving patient care, and influencing health care policy. 

Our President is elected annually to represent and give a voice to our membership. Each year, our elected President tours the province meeting with members, key stakeholders, media and public figures. Read about our current President, and follow along on the President's Tour.

The Board of Directors is made up of physicians democratically elected by members from regions around the province.  Directors set the strategic goals and priorities to meet the organization’s mission.

Our leadership team directs and guides Doctors of BC staff, working alongside the Board of Directors to support the strategic direction of the association.

Read the latest Doctors of BC Report to Members and the Report of the Committees, Sections and Societies, and Affiliated Organizations. 

At Doctors of BC we maintain a supportive environment which enables all of our employees to make a difference in the standards of healthcare in BC and in the professional satisfaction of our members. 

Together, we make a difference so our doctors can make theirs.