Kasandra Harriman (third from right) with members of the Hogg family at a recent award reception.

Kasandra Harriman (third from right) with members of the Hogg family at a recent award reception.

New doctor to train in White Rock

UBC School of Medicine resident Kasandra Harriman receives $3,000 bursary

A new doctor-in-training will be making the rounds in White Rock for a few months next year, as part of ongoing efforts to entice new physicians to the community.

Dr. Kasandra Harriman, a Delta native whose father grew up in White Rock, will be at the George Street Family Practice from January to March, taking shifts with Drs. Rachel Bright and Kim Veldhuis.

Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation officials announced Harriman’s recruitment to White Rock last week, crediting it to the Dr. Al Hogg Family Practice Legacy Bursary.

The bursary aims to introduce a new doctor to the Semiahmoo Peninsula through a rotation in a local family practice. Funding recipients are second-year family practice residents in a Canadian medical school.

Harriman – a UBC School of Medicine resident – received the $3,000 award during an afternoon tea reception at the Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion.