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Team Spotlight

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.

Other team members

Alison James

Research Associate

Dr. Ezekial Steve

Lead, Rural Locums Initiative

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