Family Medicine

Prince George

Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern British Columbia and services a rural population of about 300,000. The region’s economic growth and diversification strategies are creating outstanding opportunities for investors, employers and employees. Affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, due to short and quick commutes; result in one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province. Additionally, wage rates fall above provincial averages, providing residents of Prince George with a high standard of living in one of BC’s most beautiful regions. The city itself is the 4th largest in British Columbia and has a population of approximately 82,300 local residents and a service centre for nearly 320,000. It is built on the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers. Prince George is the home of the University of Northern British Columbia – Canada’s Green university. The warm, friendly and diverse population attests to a strong and dynamic community spirit.

Practice Details:

In partnership with the Division of Family Practice Prince George, Northern Health is seeking full-service Family Physicians to provide primary care in this vibrant community. This includes both longitudinal care, episodic/urgent care and outpatient emergency services including after hours coverage as per the MOCAP contract.

Prince George is a dynamic and supportive medical community where family physicians can engage in a broad spectrum of family practice, including longitudinal, episodic and obstetrical care. Physicians can expand their skills and experience in many areas of interest. Training for such interests can be funded by the BC REAP (Rural Educational Action Plan).

The Prince George Division of Family Practice is one of the original Divisions in BC and are deeply involved in supporting the provision of health care in Prince George.

Some of the available options include:

• Longitudinal inpatient work at UHNBC. You can provide inpatient care to your panel of attached patients in this community.
• Inpatient Doctor of the day shifts. The IDOD will admit unattached and out of town patients and start a plan of care. Note: This is NOT a hospitalist position
• The University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George is a University of British Columbia Family Medicine teaching site with > 60% of our graduates practicing in Prince George or smaller communities.
• The University of Northern BC Medical School offers a plethora of options to become involved in teaching at all levels.
• Home of the Northern Continuing Medical Education Program which offers a full program of medical education opportunities:
• Active innovative EMR (Electronic Medical Record) community using our home grown MOIS system which has expanding capacity for obtaining reports and data to support your practice and patients.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

  • Eligible for The College of Family Physicians of Canada Cert. (CCFP)
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: regular
On call requirements: to be determined

Estimated Gross Income


RSA Incentives

Recruitment Incentive: $15,000
Relocation Assistance: $9,000-15,000
Retention Premium: 12.60%
Retention Flat Fee: $19,526.40

University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC):

The University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) is the largest Acute Care facility within the Northern Health region, and a hub for specialized health services. It’s also a teaching hospital:
• Provides undergraduate physician training through the Northern Medical Program, run by the University of British Columbia and University of Northern British Columbia
• Hosts residents in UBC’s Family Practice Residency Program
• Is a key clinical education site for nursing and many health sciences students at UNBC, the College of New Caledonia,
BCIT and other institutions. UHNBC has benefited from nearly $100 million in expansions, renovations and new equipment since 2001:
• Patient care addition with an expanded emergency room
and updated ICU
• State-of-the-art maternal-child care centre (including a single room neonatal ICU)
• Facilities to accommodate undergraduate physician training
• MRI unit

UHNBC is also home to a cancer centre for Northern BC, featuring a wide range of cancer treatments including radiation therapy.

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