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

Latest Articles

The HOUSE Program was named the 2017 CPD Program of the Year by the College of Family Physicians of Canada


HOUSE Program wins CFPC Award for CPD Program of the Year

UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development (RCPD) is proud to announce that its Hands-On Ultrasound Education (HOUSE) Program is the recipient of the 2017 College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program Award. Learn more about the award

Pain BC collaborates with West Coast Island communities to develop best pain management practices

Submitted by Kathryn Sutton, Pain BC

Managing chronic pain can be challenging and complex for even the most urban of city-dwellers, but if you live in a rural or remote community, finding support can feel almost impossible. That’s why Pain BC is collaborating with communities around the province to develop programs that increase access to best practice pain care and build capacity among health care providers. Discover how Pain BC could support your rural community

Rural BC Airway Mannequin Loan Program – practice in your community!

Are you and your health care team looking for a way to keep your airway skills and drills current? Adult, pediatric, and infant mannequins are available for loan to rural communities – book the set now with UBC Rural CPD (RCPD) and have it shipped to your community for a nominal fee. Request the mannequin set now

St. Paul’s Emergency Update – registration open!

Registration for this popular conference is now open – sign up by September 5th and save $20 off full price conference fees. Get more details now

Watch Pediatric Pain Symposium plenaries via videoconference Sept 23 + 24

This year, keynote addresses for the symposium will be broadcast to select regional and rural community hospitals for free. View a list of hospitals participating in the broadcast

Provincial Recruitment and Retention Standing Committee seeking resident, new to practice physician members

The General Practice Services Committee (GPSC) is looking for two new members to join its Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee for a 12 month term, beginning in September 2017. Check out this opportunity

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Dr. Nathan Teegee

Dr. Nathan Teegee (center back) paddles Takla Lake at sunset with the CSFS Primary Care team and members of his community. Photo courtesy of CSFS

Dr. Nathan Teegee, a second year UBC Dermatology resident, recently returned to his traditional territory with the Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) Primary Care Team. One of his stops included his home community of Takla. Read the whole story here

Web site background image: Cranberry Marsh in Valemount, BC. Photo: Province of BC