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Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair
in Rural Health

Faculty of Medicine

Help build equitable access to high-quality healthcare across British Columbia

Dr. John Pawlovich is the family doctor elevating the health priorities of rural, remote and First Nations communities across B.C. His leadership of a robust health research, education and training program is focused on the current and future needs of rural residents and healthcare providers.

Everyone in B.C. deserves equitable access to high-quality healthcare, regardless of where they live.

Across our vast and diverse province, residents of rural, remote and First Nations communities face challenges accessing necessary healthcare providers, specialist physicians and healthcare services (laboratory, pharmacy, supplies) close to home.

A graduate of UBC’s medical program and clinical professor in the department of family practice, Dr. Pawlovich, MD’94 is the Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health. Also the medical director for Carrier Sekani Family Services, he provides medical care to several Indigenous communities, including Takla Landing located approximately 400 km north of Prince George.

Dr. Pawlovich is a compassionate family physician, respected mentor of medical students, residents and physicians, and innovator in the thoughtful integration of technology into rural, remote and First Nations communities to improve equity and access to healthcare.

Support the Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health

When you make a gift, you are supporting research driven by rural priorities and partnerships, advocacy for educational opportunities in rural medicine and inclusion of rural perspectives in healthcare decision-making, and mentorship/support for rural medical residents and doctors. Your gift will enable UBC to help advance equitable access to daily health services and improve the health outcomes of British Columbians living in rural and remote First Nations communities.

Give now to improve equity and access to healthcare in British Columbia. The Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health was established through the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues, a partnership between the B.C. Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC. This committee will match every dollar raised to expand support for the activities of the chair.

Please contact Stephanie Cardwell to discuss how you can make gift that helps to transform rural, remote and Indigenous health in B.C.


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