August 07, 2014 - 12:17 PM
KELOWNA - Two Royal College emergency resident physicians will be installed at Kelowna General Hospital for the launch of a new residency training program.
The first two resident physicians, Drs. Daniel Ting and Jared Baylis, were accepted in July and will also complete additional postgraduate medical studies to meet the requirements of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians.
The residents take on rotations in the emergency department and will also be exposed to other discaplines such as orthopedics, plastic surgery, cardiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, gynecology and obstetrics during their five-year placement.
Five years from now, the emergency medicine residency site at KGH will be fully implemented and will be able to accept ten resident physicians in training.
The residency program is part of a combined effort by the B.C. Liberal government, health authorities, the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine, and communities to support the recruitment and retention of physicians to serve the health care needs of families across B.C.
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