BC Rural Update is an e-newsletter of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc).

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Save the Date for the 2017 Rural Locum Forum

Interested in becoming a rural locum in BC? Join us in Nanaimo on February 25, 2017 for the third annual Rural Locum Forum and discover the joys and adventures of rural medical practice. Join us in Nanaimo for great networking and CME/CPD.

SRPC position statement on minimum volume credentialing

The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) released a position statement regarding minimum volume credentialing in the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine. Read the interview with the position statement authors now

BC Rural Health Conference (formerly RECC) to return to Prince George

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) will be bringing its BC Rural Health conference (formerly the Rural Emergency Continuum of Care or RECC conference) back to Prince George in 2017.

The two day rural CME/CPD event will return to the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre on May 12 and 13, 2017. Join us for amazing CME/CPD in northern BC!

Mobile Maternity (MoM) project brings OB care closer to home

Submitted by Jude Kornelson, Centre for Rural Health Research. The Mobile Maternity(MoM) project, recently launched in the Kootenay Boundary region in the south west part of BC, aims to bring care closer to home. Using mobile devices, patients in rural communities will be able to video conference with obstetrician Dr. Shiraz Moola at his practice in Nelson for emergent and routine consultations. Learn more about this innovative research project

REAP, Providence Health offer new addictions medicine training

The Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) and Providence Health are partnering to offer training in addictions medicine for BC practitioners interested in delivering clinical, inpatient and outpatient care. Physicians will develop comprehensive experience in recognizing and managing substance-related toxidromes and engage in the medical stabilisation of individuals presenting with intoxication, overdose or withdrawal (including the initiation and/or continuation of opioid agonist therapy such as methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone and managing complicated alcohol withdrawal). Click for more details about this new training program.

Position vacancy: Enhanced Skills Program Director

Submitted by UBC Family Medicine Postgraduate Program. The Postgraduate Program of the UBC Department of Family Practice invites applications from Family Physicians for the position of Program Director in the Enhanced Skills Program of the Department’s Postgraduate Program. View the vacancy posting now

Help shape the future of the Quality Forum

Submitted by Doctors of BC. Mark your calendars for March 1 – 3, 2017. The Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs) partners again with the BCPSQC’s Quality Forum for a pre-day forum of interactive workshops focusing on ‘Simplifying the Journey’. Find out how you can help set the future direction for key priorities

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Rural Pre-Medicine Program

Rural Pre-Medicine from Selkirk College on Vimeo.

The third cohort of the Rural Pre-Medicine Program at Selkirk College started this September. This successful small rural pre-medical training program, located in Castlegar, is supported in part by funding from the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC). It was recently endorsed by the medical school at the University of Calgary. View the full article now