Who We Are


The Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter of the College of Family Physicians is a provincial, voluntary, not-for-profit organization whose mandate includes undergraduate, post-graduate education, the continuing professional development of family physicians and the maintenance of high standards of medical care and education in family practice.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter is the voice of family medicine in Newfoundland and Labrador and represents more than 740 family physicians who provide patient care for remote, rural, suburban, urban and inner city communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

The building and maintenance of high standards of practice, the continuing professional development of our members and improved access to high quality family medicine services for all residents of Newfoundland are at the heart of our organization.


 

President’s Message


 Dr. Sonny Collis

Dr. Christopher Patey


Dear NL College Members:

 We know you are all busy and swamped. We thank you for your continued amazing contribution to the health of our province and support of our College.

 I will keep it short to just THREE PRIORITY points for our organization:

 1) PROMOTION – We continue to work hard to focus on promotion of Family Medicine in NL. We know you need locums and time to vacation. We know there are challenges, burdens and access to essential resources beyond belief at this point of the pandemic. Our promotional efforts are essential now to ensure we have future support to all our members. We want all medical students to realize the profession of Family Medicine is a good match for them.

2) ADVOCACY – As an organization we are pushing to ensure the Family Physician is prioritized in our society. We want to be sure that every member of our province has access to a well-trained Family Physician.  This is not an ask but an expectation.

 3) LISTENING - We are here and working for you to the very best of our abilities.  Please reach out at any time. Any suggestion on how well we are doing or how we can help you or any Family Physician in NL please do reach out.

 

Thanks for doing what you do!

 Sincerely,

Chris

 

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