Doctor recruitment videos launched for Cariboo Chilcotin

A series of recruitment videos aimed at attracting medical doctors to Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and the Chilcotin are gaining traction.

A new series of recruitment videos aimed at attracting medical doctors to Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and the Chilcotin are gaining traction daily.

“We started off wanting to make two videos but the project’s involved into something bigger,” said Laurie Walters, recruitment retention co-ordinator with the Central Interior Rural Family Division (CIRFD).

As they embarked on the project, the team at CIRFD did some research and sought input from local physicians to create the videos.

“The videos are really testimonial-based,” Walters said.

Themes for the five videos include working in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, what it’s like to be a doctor in the Chilcotin.

Everyone in the videos emphasize they aren’t wasting time in traffic and have easy access to the outdoors.

A similar video has been created for 100 Mile House, with the third and fourth videos encouraging doctors to come to the area as locums or medical students to do residencies.