Dr Ramneek Dosanjh is a family doctor and hospitalist. She is also a child and youth mental health advocate with a passion for social justice. Dr Dosanjh sees being a doctor as both a privilege and a calling, knowing as young as age 12 that she wanted to pursue a career in medicine.
“I love that I have the privilege and honour of participating in people’s lives – of having a positive impact on them and interacting with them in a meaningful way. Family medicine has allowed me to see and do a bit of everything while also giving me the opportunity to form longitudinal relationships with patients, from birth until death and everything in between.”
Dr Dosanjh has been involved in medical leadership for a number of years holding such positions as Secretary and President of BC Family Doctors (previously the Society of General Practitioners of BC), Division of Family Practice Board member, Doctors of BC Representative Assembly delegate, and Doctors of BC delegate to the Canadian Medical Association General Assembly. Through her advocacy work she was also the Physician Lead for her local Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative Action Team.
She says the ongoing pandemic has taught her “that we are powerful beyond measure and that collectively we can make a substantial contribution for the betterment of others.” Her hope for a post-pandemic world is to “co-create a system of healthcare that allows us to serve our patients without compromising our own health, while at the same time continuing to fiercely advocate for all individuals in a way that embraces our differences and diversity and enables us to impact humanity like never before.”
During her one-term, which started on January 1, 2022, Dr Dosanjh is focusing on:
Throughout her presidency she hopes to inspire doctors across the province to lead not only with the knowledge they have acquired, but with the passion that got them into medicine in the first place. To contact Dr Dosanjh, please e-mail @dr_rdosanjh.and follow her on Twitter