Get to know Dr. Ian Schokking
Q: Where do you live?
A: Prince George, British Columbia (BC).
Q: What is your position at RCCbc?
A: I’m the medical lead for RCCbc’s Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) Program, and for Research, Evaluation and Quality Improvement.
Q: What does that mean?
A: I’m involved in (but not limited to) encouraging and growing grassroots rural continuing medical education and encouraging communities to network and advocate for each other. I also try to bring the physician perspective into the evaluation of RCCbc programs and activities.
Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.
A: Innovative, collaborative, inclusive.
Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?
A: I love hanging out with wise learned souls that work at RCCbc. I’m always inspired to think differently outside and around the box.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Hands down, the people I get to rub shoulders with.
Q: What has been one of your proudest moments working at RCCbc?
A: Moving RCME to permanent funding. I think we’ve succeeded in what we started out to do—now we need to look at how to keep innovating to ensure long-term success.
Q: Where is your favourite place in BC?
A: Eskers Provincial Park, where I get to head out to run on beautiful ridges around lake.
Q: What hashtags best describe your personality?
A: #energetic #fingersinmanypies
Q: What do you like to do on your days off?
A: I enjoy trail running, skiing, skating and reading.