BC Medical Association

BC Medical Association

November 26, 2010 14:32 ET

The BC Medical Journal Now Interactive and Online

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2010) - The BC Medical Journal, BC doctors' flagship medical journal, has completely revitalized its online presence. Beginning today, www.bcmj.org will not only continue with its tight focus on medical stories and advancements that occur in British Columbia, but will be adding the more dynamic qualities that the web is known for. 

BCMJ.org expanded upon its current website, which historically has simply provided the new monthly printed journal in an online method, by also including: 

  • Video content linked to clinical articles in the journal that will incorporate related surgical videos and author interviews
  • Health Notes for doctors and patients that will provide printable tips to improve your health on topics such as dealing with depression, reducing stress, and dementia, as well as reliable patient information related to clinical articles published in the BCMJ.
  • Interactive content such as a blog in which physicians can interact with each other and members of the public and the ability to comment directly on published articles.
  • A "people" section focusing on physician authors in the BCMJ, physicians who go above and beyond the call of duty, and stories about physicians' own experiences in life.

"With the launch of our new website, the BCMJ takes giant leap forward in the brave new world of electronic communication. As the online home of BC physicians, we strive to keep doctors connected while providing them with fresh and relevant medical content," says the BCMJ's editor, Dr. David Richardson. 

The new interactive website is open to physicians in BC – and physicians around the globe – as well as all members of the public.

The British Columbia Medical Journal is a general medical journal featuring primarily scientific research, review articles, and updates on contemporary clinical practices written by British Columbian physicians or focused on topics likely to be of interest to them, such as columns from the BC Centre for Disease Control and ICBC. The print BCMJ is issued ten times each year, while bcmj.org will release stories throughout the month. The journal is peer reviewed and edited by an Editorial Board consisting of physicians from varying disciplines. Although it is published by the BC Medical Association (BCMA), it maintains distance from the BCMA in order to encourage open debate. It also hosts an online database for all BCMJ issues dating back to 2000.

Contact Information

  • BC Medical Association
    Sharon Shore
    604-638-2832 or 604-306-1866 (pager)
    www.bcma.org