The British Columbia Paramedic Association would like to welcome Dr. Philip Yoon as an appointed volunteer advisor to the board. Dr. Yoon has a long standing involvement with Paramedicine in Canada and has established expertise in the areas of professional licensing, clinical medical practice and as a clinical professor of medicine. With these areas of expertise Dr. Yoon will be advising the board on matters pertaining to licensing, clinical practice, medical education and clinical research.
An advisor position with BCPA is a non-voting position extended by invitation to persons that support paramedicine in BC and have detailed areas of expertise, that can provide substantial input and advise for paramedic professional development. Those selected as advisors have a deep and active interest in the development of the paramedic profession in the interest of optimal patient care and patient safety.
About Dr. Yoon:
Philip Yoon, MD, MBA, CCFP(EM), FCFP
Dr. Yoon works as a staff emergency physician at the Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge Hospitals and is a Clinical Professor within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He moved to British Columbia in 2012 from Nova Scotia where he was a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and the District Chief / Department Head of Emergency Medicine.
Prior to his move to the Maritimes in 2009, Dr. Yoon completed all of his medical training at the University of Alberta and was an academic emergency physician based at the University of Alberta Hospital for 13 years. He also served as the Associate Medical Director of Special Operations for Edmonton EMS. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Yoon has remained involved in emergency medicine/EMS operations, administration, education, and research. Additionally, he has maintained membership in the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) since 2006.
He is also a Navy Reserve Medical Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Since February 2013, Phil has held the position of Medical Director of the EMS Physician Online Support (EPOS) service with the British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS). Dr. Yoon has been a EMALB member since November 8, 2012.