About the Blog

During her presidency, Dr Trina Larsen Soles will be writing about her experiences and thoughts.

Diversity
October 16, 2017

One of the things that attracted me to medicine was the variety of opportunities within the medical field. Consider the entry-level medical student as a pluripotent stem cell with virtually unlimited choices for future development. You can choose to be a generalist or a specialist, a clinician...

September 26, 2017

I am saddened by the current tone of our debate on social media around the proposed tax changes. With the release this week of an open letter by physicians supporting tax reform, the focus has shifted from issues that a majority of physicians are concerned about to doctors arguing with other...

September 20, 2017

In my last blog, I spoke about the fact that physicians – like all groups of professionals – have differing and varying opinions, and that’s a good thing. A healthy exchange of views and ideas is a good thing. This week, I want to remind everyone that when topics become heated and we are in...

August 28, 2017

Bonjour mes colleagues! I have been seriously considering language and how we address each other after spending the past week at the CMA General Council meetings in Quebec City. The overarching principle is professionalism and concerns were raised about courtesy and respectful debate. 

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August 3, 2017

In my last President’s letter I asked physicians in BC to share their stories about how the proposed federal tax changes will hurt them and negatively impact patient care. I asked them for their personal stories and I received many – from residents and early career physicians to those recently...