I'm a Canadian family physician who has spent the last dozen years working in refugee health in Vancouver. I received my BSc from Trinity Western University, my MD from the University of British Columbia, and my residency training in family medicine from UBC at St. Paul's Hospital in downtown Vancouver. I just completed my Master of Public Health degree at UBC.  

I'm interested in narrative medicine - providing clinical care that is informed by the ability to elicit, interpret and act on patients' stories of illness. I've been published in medical journals (always the humanities section), newspapers, and online.

My book about the decade I spent working at the refugee clinic came out this fall, published by Brindle & Glass. It's been optioned for screen adaptation by Jenkinson/Goode Productions. 

I also run the website Refugee Health Vancouver, where I collate resources for clinicians caring for refugees in BC.

I live in Deep Cove, North Vancouver with my husband Pete and four kids, ages seven, twelve, thirteen and sixteen. 

Thanks for reading!

Martina Scholtens