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Physician Education:

The Northern Continuing Medical Education Program (NCME) is now the Physician Education Department. Our role is to assist physicians in Northern Health meet their CME needs and learning requirements.

Purpose

  • To support physicians in the provision of exceptional care to patients by identifying and connecting physicians with CME/CDP opportunities
  • To review and process physician RCME claims
  • To increase the availability of learning opportunities across the North

Ian Schokking - Physician Lead
Candice Manahan - Executive Lead, Physician Quality
Heather Gummow - Physician Education Liaison

Fax: 250-645-6336
Email: Physician.Education@northernhealth.ca

Physician Advisory Committee Biographies:

Dr. Ulrike Meyer

Dr. Ulrike Meyer, MD has practiced as a general practitioner in Dawson Creek since 1992. Dr. Meyer received her Medical Degree from the WWU-Muenster in Germany in 1989 and upon graduation she completed her residency with the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Meyer is certified with the College of Family Physicians of Canada and licensed to practice in British Columbia. Since relocating to Dawson Creek Dr. Meyer has been involved with a number of committees including the NH Maternal Infant Council, the local Continuing Medical Education Committee and Regional NCME Steering Committee in addition to her work with the MoreOB Core Team and as a NRP instructor.

When not pursuing her professional interests in Family Practice, Maternity, Homeopathy and Energy Medicine Dr. Meyer can be found hiking, swimming, horse back riding, cross-country skiing or reading.1

Dr. Ray Markham

Dr. Markham has worked in rural family practice for over 20 years. He has had a remarkably diverse and productive medical career that has taken him across the globe. Born in Zimbabwe and trained in South Africa, Dr. Markham first immigrated to Canada in 1992, where he practiced for three years in rural Newfoundland. In 1995, he began a seven-year career in General Practice with the British Army in the UK completing his General practice Vocational Training and his Membership into the Royal College of General practitioners. During that time, he was awarded the Sydney Herbert Medal and Prize for achievement in post-graduate medical officer training, and the Queen Mother Prize for GP vocational training.

In 2002, Dr. Markham returned to Canada and settled with his family in Valemount, British Columbia. He was been practicing family medicine there ever since in both clinical and emergency-room settings. He has been heavily involved in a variety of community health outreach and educational initiatives, leading the local transition to an electronic medical record system, being involved in establishing the Northern Interior Rural Division of Family Practice as one of its founding directors, and sitting on a number of regional and provincial committees.

In 2009, Dr. Markham was awarded the Order of British Columbia for “steadfastly, unwaveringly, and intentionally serving the community of Valemount, despite the many challenges faced by rural medical caregivers.” He was appointed as Medical Director for UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development in June of 2013. He has stated that he intends to practice rural family medicine for the rest of his career. It is clear that Dr. Markham is passionate about rural medicine in British Columbia, although his commitment to isolated or underserved populations transcends BC’s borders – taking him from Kenya to Haiti and even to Antarctica.

Dr. Ian Schokking

Dr. Ian Schokking, MD has practiced as a family physician in Prince George since 1994. Dr. Schokking received his Medical Degree from the University of Toronto in 1985 then completed his Family Practice Residency at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He was fly-in physician to Native Reserves in Sioux Lookout Ontario, at Sir Edmond Hillary’s Kunde Hospital in Nepal, and at the Aka Khan’s Singal Hospital in Pakistan before completing his MSc in Epidemiology-International Health at McGill University; Certificates in Acupuncture and Integrative Body Psychotherapy Training and Enhanced Fellowship Training in Psycho-geriatrics.

Dr. Schokking is a fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and speaks Dutch, French, Nepali and Urdu. He has been awarded the Ernie Haynes Fellowship, CIDA Award for Canadians and the Royal Canadian Legion Gerontology Fellowship. In addition to his work as a member of the BCMA CME Nucleus Committee and the NCME Steering Committee, he is the Prince George CME Coordinator. His medical interests include psycho-geriatrics, sports medicine and emergency medicine and can be found playing soccer, skiing, orienteering and mountain biking with his wife and 4 children.

Dr. Justin Flynn

Dr. Justin Flynn, MD has practiced family medicine in Smithers, BC since 2007. Prior to this, Dr. Flynn worked in a number of Canadian communities from Digby, Nova Scotia to Hazelton, BC. Dr. Flynn completed medical school training at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and Family Medicine Residency at University of British Columbia - Prince George site. Areas of medical interest include Emergency Medicine and Dermatology and finds teaching medical students and residents a rewarding and enjoyable part of practice.

Dr. Flynn is a Certificant Member and Examiner for the College of Family Physicians of Canada and sits on the Bulkley Valley District Hospital E.R. Committee. Dr. Flynn lives in Smithers with his wife and three children where he can often be found playing hockey, or "wetting a line" at one of the region's incredible rivers.