When Dr. Evan Wood looks for addiction specialist like himself in B.C., he sees a huge gap.
“We don’t train addictions doctors in British Columbia,” he said. “If you have chest pains or any other kind of medical condition, you’ll be seen in a hospital by an expert who has training in that area.” But those coming in with addiction problems don’t have an expert to see them, he said.
Wood, who is a professor of medicine at UBC, recently secured a $3 million donation from Vancouver-based mining company Goldcorp that will be used to train 20 doctors in addictions medicine.
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