Tandi Wilkinson is a rural physician in BC who is actually from rural BC. After completing both medical school and residency in BC, she has worked primarily in rural BC for most of her career. This started with full spectrum family practice in Hazelton, BC, where she enjoyed living and working in a primarily first nations community. In 2006, she received her Special Competency in Emergency Medicine (CCFP - EM) designation and switched to full time emergency medicine in Nelson, BC. She became a certified independent ultrasound practitioner in 2007, and is passionate about the value of bedside ultrasound in rural health care. In 2012 she moved to Yellowknife, NT, to work in the ER there, which also gave her amazing opportunities for travel and work in remote Arctic communities. In 2015, she was featured in the CBC Documentary “Keeping Canada Alive”. She has since retired from very long (very, very, long) winters and is back in Nelson, BC.
Tandi served as a medical director for the Rural CPD program from 2010-2013, and remains involved in the program leadership as a CPD Consultant. Over this time she developed both the RCPD Shock Course and the HOUSE OB Ultrasound Course. She also developed the UBC Online Specialists Journal Club in Internal Medicine. Tandi was a principal investigator in the UBC CPD Rural Emergency Medicine Needs Assessment and corresponding author in a 2017 publication on this work. She developed and continues to lead the very successful UBC CPD Hands On Ultrasound Program (HOUSE), which recently won a national CFPC CPD award. Her passions are rural emergency medicine, point of care ultrasound and her morning coffee.