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Team Spotlight

Get to know Dr. Virginia Robinson

Q: Where do you live?

A: Fernie, British Columbia (BC).


Q: What is your position at RCCbc?

A: I’m the medical lead for the Rural Provincial POCUS project as well as the Supercluster Ultrasound project. In short, I’m trying to expand the use of ultrasound everywhere from medical school education to nursing stations with the help of the Real-time Virtual Support network. I also work with ROAM, RSON, RUDI, and MaBaL.


Q: What does that mean?

A: I’m constantly confused as to where I’m supposed to be and what I’m supposed to be doing at any given moment. Overall, it’s all very exciting.


Q: Describe RCCbc in three words. 

A: Nimble, broad minded, expansive.


Q: What motivated you to join RCCbc? 

A: I love the nimbleness, enthusiasm and can-do culture of RCCbc, which I think is quite unique in healthcare.


Q: What do you like most about your job? 

A: The people.


Q: What has been one of your proudest moments working at RCCbc?

A: Hearing all the stories back about how the hand-held ultrasounds are improving patient care in the most remote places across the province.


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

A: On my days off I like to cycle, read and play my fiddle.


Q: Where is your favourite place in BC?

A: Any mountain bike trail. We have many of the world’s best.

Other team members

Dr. Danette Dawkin

Lead, Rural Site Visits | Lead, Communications

Dr. Jenny Retallack

Co-Lead, Sustaining Pediatrics in Rural & Underserved Communities

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