Thomas Michael Curry

Michael Curry*

LLB/JD, MD, CCFP (EM), FCLM, FCFP

Vancouver, British Columbia
Emergency medicine / Family medicine

Area 1, Division A
(BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON)

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Candidate statement

Thank-you for considering me for re-election to CMPA Council.
I am passionate about serving on CMPA Council as I have tremendous respect for the CMPA. It stands up for physicians when we are most vulnerable. While CMPA vigorously defends responsible physician conduct, it is also there to compensate patients harmed by legitimate medical error when that unfortunately occurs: CMPA does the right thing. CMPA also encourages us to do the right thing through its ever-growing educational offerings to help physicians provide quality care and learn from the mistakes of others.
I am seeking your support to serve on CMPA Council because I have a diverse and unique set of skills that will allow me to give back to our Association.
First, I have a legal education and understand both regulatory and legal issues.
Second, I have advocated for learners since I was in medical school and I continue to do so as a clinical educator.
Third, I have trained and practiced in three different provinces, volunteered internationally, and although I am a suburban emergency physician I make a point of being a locum family physician in rural communities.
Fourth, I have a good sense of the CMPA’s business side. I studied finance and accounting in university and have considerable financial governance experience with many organizations including serving as Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee of the Doctors of BC and on its Insurance Committee.
Fifth, I truly enjoy working with the CMPA and I would like to think I am doing a good job. Serving on Council allows me to exercise skills and knowledge I do not get to deploy in my daily clinical work. It allows me to give back to the profession that has given me so much, and to an Association that does the right thing.
If re-elected I will advocate for CMPA making member well-being a key priority as CMPA is in a unique position working closely with physicians going through the most stressful situations in a medical career. I would continue to offer vigorous financial oversight noting during my 3 years on Council CMPA dues have been reduced in BC by over 30%, and during 11 years on the Doctors of BC Audit & Finance Committee we only raised fees twice for a total 4% increase. I would also continue to support the CMPA’s educational mission to let both our members in training and in practice provide better and safer patient care.
Thank-you again for reading through this. I hope I have earned your trust to serve a second-term as your representative.

Relevant skills and experience

Practice Appointments

British Columbia GP Locum Program: Throughout BC

Locum physician
2010-

Delta Hospital: Delta, BC

Emergency Physician
2009-
Chief of Emergency Medicine
2012-2014

Alberta Rural Locum Program: Throughout Alberta

Rural locum physician
2004-

St. Mary's Hospital: Camrose, AB

Heart and stroke clinic physician
2008-2013
Locum emergency physician
2005-2013

Royal Alexandra Hospital: Edmonton, AB

Emergency physician
2005-2006

Professional Appointments

College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia

Standards and Guidance Committee Public Member
2020-

Doctors of BC (British Columbia Medical Association)

Audit & Finance Committee Chair
2015-
Insurance Committee Member
2013-
Audit & Finance Committee Member
2010-
Human Resources Committee
2015-2018

University of British Columbia

Clinical Associate Professor
2010-
Electives Director & Year 4 Chair, MD Undergraduate Program
2013-2017
Interim Associate Director of Curriculum, MD Undergraduate Program
2015-2016

College of Dental Technicians of British Columbia

Publicly appointed board member
2013-2019

Delta Emergency Physicians Association

President
2014-2016

Provincial Advisory Panel on Stroke Care

Member
2012-2015

University of Alberta

Public appointee, University Senate
2011-2015
Clinical Lecturer
2005-2010

Fraser Health Stroke Steering Committee

Physician member
2011-2015

College of Family Physicians of Canada

CCFP and CCFP(EM) Examiner
2008-2015
Resident (CAIR) Board Representative
2003-2005

CGA Alberta (Certified General Accountants)

Discipline and Appeal Board Public Member
2010-2013

Medical Council of Canada

Examiner
2008-2011

Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Ontario (now PARO)

Executive Member
2002-2005
President
2003-2004

Canadian Association of Internes and Residents (now RDoC)

Board Member
2002-2005

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Council Resident Representative
2003-2004

Ontario Medical Association

Resident Board Representative
2003-2004
Section on General/Family Practice Executive Member
2002-2003
Student Section Chair
2000-2001
Student Board Representative
2000-2001

Canadian Medical Association

General Council delegate
2001-2004
Committee of Affiliates Representative
2001-2004
Committee on Ethics member
2000-2003

Canadian Federation of Medical Students

Ontario Director
1999-2000

CMPA Appointments


Council
2018-
Investment Committee
2018-
Audit Committee
2018-



Election contact information

Email: michael.curry@gmail.com
Phone: 780-965-2220

*Proposed through the Nominating Committee