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Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways for pediatrics, maternity + babies now available

There are two new Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways – CHARLiE: pediatrics, and MaBAL: maternity and babies – available for BC healthcare providers supporting rural, remote and Indigenous communities who are seeking just-in-time advice and compassionate support. Discover how CHARLiE and MaBAL can help

How can Quality Team Coaching strengthen your rural health care team? 

Both coaching and quality improvement are popular topics of conversation at the moment; however, many offerings in BC focus on individual coaching or quality within teams and projects. The Quality Team Coaching for Rural BC (QTC4RBC) program focuses on coaching highly effective teams as the foundation of quality work. Is this the next step for your team? 

Share your stories at the Rural Patient Transport Open Sessions

Interested rural physicians are invited to a recurring open session for discussions of Rural Patient Transport every second Tuesday, beginning August 18. Come share your stories or discuss issues with Transport leaders.  Connect with the Transport leaders 

Report from the BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summit now available

The ideas and recommendations from the June 2020 BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summit are collected and summarized in a report that is now available online. Download the document and provide us with your feedback and thoughts about where we might go from here. View stats for the Summit now

REAP updates: New Rural Physician CME Program, Rural Leadership Development Program

The Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) launched its New Rural Physician CME Program earlier this year, and had funding for the Rural Leadership Development Program renewed. Find out how to apply for these programs

RCME Community Program summer newsletter now available

Learn more about the activities of this group – including how to apply for SPIFI (Specialist, Sub-specialist, Indigenous, and Funding for Innovation). Download the latest program newsletter now (PDF).

Indigenous Patient-led CPD project seeking community collaboration

Submitted by UBC Rural CPD

We are seeking local Indigenous communities interested in working together with their local physician community to develop community-specific Indigenous Cultural Safety education. Learn more about this opportunity

CAMP launches new offerings for mentors/coaches

Submitted by UBC Rural CPD

If you’re interested in mentoring or coaching but don’t know where to start, or if you’re already a seasoned peer mentor and would like to enhance your skills, our program is here to help you grow as a supportive colleague. Discover how CAMP is supporting mentors/coaches

A patient perspective on accessing the ER during the pandemic

Submitted by BC Emergency Medicine Network

Nancy Wood interviewed her neighbour, who spoke about her decision to go to the ER for a non-COVID-related emergency during the pandemic. Lucia explained her anxiety about going, the care she received, and ultimately her message to all BC patients – to not hesitate to visit the ER during the pandemic. Watch this video story


Three Northern Medical Program graduates have returned to Prince George as the city’s newest OB/GYNs. Access the Prince George Citizen profile now

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