Dr. Marjorie Docherty has joined the Southern Medical Program as the new Clerkship Site Leader, Rural Family Practice (RFP). Dr. Docherty is a family physician in Kelowna and Clinical Professor with the UBC Department of Family Practice. For the past 27 years, she has worked as a family physician at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) and has a full service family practice in the community.
Dr. Docherty is a member of the Executive of The College of Family Physicians, BC and has held numerous positions with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC including serving as President from 2011-2013. Over the past 20 years, she has held numerous educational leadership positions at KGH including Coordinator for UBC Family Practice Pediatrics/Obstetrics Program (1994-2005), Director of Family Practice Pediatric Residency Program (1994-1998), and Executive for the Department of Family Practice Division of Obstetrics (2000-2015). From 2004-2005, she was one of the lead faculty for the expansion of UBC’s Rural Family Practice Program to Kelowna. Dr. Docherty has received numerous awards for her work both as a physician and educator including the Rural Family Practice Teaching Award, Dr. Peter Grantham Award for Post Graduate Teaching Excellence, and the 2011 BC Family Physician of Year Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Dr. Docherty will be responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of Year 3 RFP rotations in the BC Interior. She will be focused on the recruitment and support of teachers and curriculum development across the region.