Yan P. So

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The Yan P. So Award in Family Medicine has been created at UBC in memory of its namesake. Dedicated to the art of family medicine for fifty-six years, Dr. Yan P. So was an alumnus of the UBC Faculty of Medicine who was recognized by Fraser Health Authority as a “remarkable example of caregiving.” He strived to address the root causes of patients’ illnesses and to provide care where needed—his office, community hospitals, patients’ homes, long-term care residences—often into the evenings and on weekends.

Treating patients regardless of circumstance, disease, time involved or remuneration, Dr. So said his greatest reward was to treat generations of families. They remember him as an outstanding physician and honourable man who knew and valued them: “You always had time to listen. We never felt rushed. You took as much time as was needed and supported us through every decision.” He took to heart this aphorism learned at medical school: give patients your full attention in the examining room, as if they are the most important persons in the room. And never look at your watch.

The impact of your support

The Yan P. So Award in Family Medicine has been created to honour Dr. So's legacy and to support the next generation of Family Medicine practitioners.

Your donation will pay tribute to Dr. So’s life, by supporting graduating MD students planning to pursue full service family practice.

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