CHSPR Seminar | Practice patterns among early-career primary care physicians

Is avocado toast ruining primary care in Canada?

Ruth Lavergne, Simon Fraser University

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
12-1 pm
Room 219 (within 201), 2206 East Mall
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia

There are more primary care physicians in Canada than ever before, but Canadians report persistent problems accessing primary care. There is speculation that primary care physicians today are making different choices than previous cohorts. They may now be working less and/or choosing to practice in focused clinical areas rather than comprehensive family medicine, but there is little evidence to support or refute this. This seminar will describe a mixed-methods project now underway that is comparing practice patterns of early-career and established primary care physicians and exploring values and preferences shaping career intentions and choices.

Ruth Lavergne is a quantitative researcher who uses observational methods and linked administrative databases to study health care. She leads research in the areas of primary care delivery and physician workforce planning. She is an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University and completed her PhD at CHSPR in 2015.

A light lunch is included in this seminar. Please contact Joyce ( to RSVP for lunch by Friday Nov. 8. You may also join remotely via GoToMeeting: Please let Joyce know if you would like to join this way.