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Team Spotlight

Get to know Brydon

Q: Where do you live? 

A: Powell River, BC.


Q: What is your position at RCCBC? 

A: I’m a co-lead and department head of RUDi and the program Medical Director of RTVS SIM Program, UBC CPD.


Q: What does that mean?   

A: I get to work with an awesome team to improve how rural emergency medicine is delievered in BC via Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS).


Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.   

A: Collaborative, cooperative and doers. 


Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?   

A: Rural BC has needed a system to support rural and isolated clinicians for years, and credit to the RCCbc for bringing all the pieces together to make it happen. When I heard about the RTVS idea getting started, I was in immediately 100% in. 


Q: What do you like most about your job?   

A: I’ve never seen an organization actually care so much about the people working with them. On top of that, they are totally a ‘can do’ group that is quick to ask how they can support an idea / vision and rarely shuts anything down.


Q: What do you like most about working at / with RCCbc?

A: I was at a wedding once and got a big hug from a random woman I didn’t know. Turns out she was a travel nurse in a remote nursing station and reconized me from our Zoom calls. She had tears in her eyes and just thanked me profusely for all the help RUDi had provided to her, her patients, and her colleagues in rural BC. She said if it weren’t for RUDi pathway support, she’d have left the profession.


Q: What do you like to do on your days off?

A: Mountain bike and pickleball.


Q: Where is your favourite place in British Columbia?

A: Powell River.


Q: Who would you choose to play yourself in a movie and why?

A: Tom Cruise in Top Gun, obviously 😉


Other team members

Dr. Sara Sandwith

Co-Lead, Rural Obstetrics & Maternity Sustainability Program

Dr. Amy Sawchuk

Co-Lead, MaBAL (Maternity & Babies), Real-Time Virtual Support

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