Get to know Dr. Tandi Wilkinson!
Q: Where do you live?
A: Nelson, British Columbia (BC).
Q: What is your position at RCCbc?
A: I’m a Core team member and the medical lead of the Thriving project.
Q: What does that mean?
A: I have the wonderful opportunity to support the wellness of rural physicians in BC. The Thriving project aims to create more opportunities for rural physicians to access wellness experiences, especially those customized to meet the needs of rural individuals and health care teams. I believe that wellness experiences that incorporate connection, reflection, skill acquisition and ongoing support are valuable and needed.
Q: Describe RCCbc in three words.
A: innovative, effective, changemakers.
Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc?
A: The forward-thinking innovation of the leadership, and also the understanding that focusing on relationships is key to long-term success.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I appreciate the people that make up the organization and how RCCbc demonstrates that it values my time—offering opportunities for creating innovative supports for rural practitioners and patients.
Q: What has been one of your proudest moments while working at RCCbc?
A: Last fall, the RCCbc leadership nominated me for a University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Award for Distinguished Service. This was based on my work with the UBC Rural CPD program, which was created with the financial support and partnership of RCCbc.
Q: What one thing we might be surprised to learn about you?
A: I’ve travelled extensively in the Canadian wilderness, most recently in the Arctic. I’ve kayaked with narwhals.
Q: What do you like to do on your days off?
A: W0alking, hiking, paddling, biking or skiing. Having my dog at my side.
Q: Where is your favourite place in BC?
A: I love the Kootenays. My favorite place is an old growth forest near my house.