Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Cowichan District Hospital
3045 Gibbins Road
Duncan, British Columbia  V9L 1E5
Division of Dermatology, Department of Medical Services
Duncan (PDF)
Shift/Hours of Work
Full Time
Fee for Service
Additional incentives available under Rural Subsidiary Agreement (subject to eligibility) include:• Recruitment Incentive: $10,000• Annual Retention Premium: $3672• Fee-for-service premium: 4.2% • CME:  Years 3 & 4:  $3000/annum After 4 years:  $6000/annum
Community Information

Duncan, located within the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, enjoys Canada's most favourable climate, allowing for year-round sailing, fishing, hiking and golfing.  Lush countryside surrounds scenic coastal villages and charming inland communities.

Housing is affordable and public education is complemented by local renowned private schools.  Victoria, only 45 minutes away, offers excellent cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.

The Cowichan Valley is becoming known for its participation in the Slow Food Movement and several boutique restaurants and bakeries have opened.  It has also been touted as the “Provence” of B.C. by the Vancouver Sun in recognition of its many quality wineries,and fine foodstuffs.

Job Summary

The Division of Dermatology of the Vancouver Island Health Authority has an opportunity for a Dermatologist at Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan, BC. Dermatologic services on Vancouver Island are currently provided in the cities of Courtenay, Nanaimo and Victoria. In the Cowichan Valley the patient population is quite varied (drawing population 75,000) with emphasis on seniors and First Nations. The medical community is close-knit and supportive and includes five General Internists. Local services include excellent general and plastic surgery expertise.

Affiliation with the University of British Columbia’s Island Medical Program provides teaching opportunities to medical students and residents, as well as an affiliation with the UV Psoriasis clinic and the dermatologists in Victoria, a 45 minute drive.


Education, Training and Experience

• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) Dermatology – Desired
• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) Eligible Dermatology – Mandatory
• Eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia


To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, cover letter and names of three references to:

Sheila Leversidge, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
1200 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo, British Columbia  V9S 2B7
Email:  physicians@viha.ca
Fax:  250-716-7747

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm the receipt of individual applications or resumes.