Dr. Marjorie Docherty has been appointed the new Year 1 and 2 Family Practice Lead for the Southern Medical Program (SMP). Dr. Docherty is a Kelowna-based family physician and a Clinical Professor with the UBC Department of Family Practice. Over the past five years, she has served as the SMP’s Rural Family Practice Site Lead and greatly expanded rural education opportunities across the Interior Health region.
Throughout her career, Dr. Docherty has been passionate about supporting preceptors, students, and residents in their family medicine experience. She is a previous longstanding faculty member with the Kelowna Family Practice Residency Program, a past President with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, and current President of the British Columbia College of Family Physicians. Dr. Docherty has been recognized extensively for her work as a physician and educator including the Rural Family Practice Teaching award, Dr. Peter Grantham award for postgraduate teaching excellence, 2011 BC Family Physician of the Year award from the CCFP, and the inaugural BCCFP Coin of Excellence in Family Medicine for her contributions to family medicine in B.C. In 2019, she was awarded the David M. Bachop Gold Medal for Distinguished Medical Service from the Doctors of BC.
In addition to continuing her role as Rural Family Practice Site Lead, Dr. Docherty will work closely with MEDD 411/412/421/422 Course Directors, the Family Practice Leads for the Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program, Island Medical Program, and Northern Medical Program, and SMP faculty and staff to ensure the goals and objectives of the Year 1 and 2 Family Practice courses are met. /