National award for Nanaimo MD

Dr. Steve Beerman received the 2011 Dr. Derek Puddester Award for Resident Well-Being at the Canadian Association of Interns and Residents dinner in Ottawa.
Beerman is chairman of the UBC Family Medicine Residency Resilience Committee, which works to improve conditions for residents. He has practised family medicine in Nanaimo since 1987 and has been the Nanaimo site director for the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Postgraduate Family Medicine Residency Program since 2006.
A UBC medical school and family medicine residency program graduate, he holds degrees in science (biochemistry) and rehabilitation medicine (physiotherapy and occupational therapy).

Nanaimo Daily News, By: Darrell Bellaart, Sat Feb 11 2012, Link to full text