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

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Real Time Virtual Support (RTVS) is available for BC rural healthcare providers. Click to learn more.

Update on Real Time Virtual Support (RTVS) for rural BC providers

Work is underway to establish a new IT platform that will enable rural providers to connect in a timely and simple fashion with their peers and specialist colleagues seeking help (i.e., rural generalist intensivists, emergency medicine physicians and dermatologists)! Learn how you can access RTVS support now

BC Rural Health Conference registration and brochure to launch in February!

If you want to be one of the first to know which hands-on skills workshops are being offered, or hope to secure a seat in a specific pre-conference offering, such as The CARE CourseCASTEDHOUSE-EM or HOUSE-OB, make sure you check the RCCbc web site frequently in February to see when this information is available. Read more

Remote Presence Technology enhances relationships that support good rural healthcare delivery

This [technology] will allow your entire team to converse with [a trusted] colleague and it will allow that consultant to literally see what you see, enabling them to “virtually operate shoulder-to-shoulder” with your team despite distance, inclement weather, or difficult geography. Discover how RPT can strengthen local rural surgery

Nanaimo Emergency Education Program (NEEP) expanding to Northern BC

The northern program will be known as the Northern Emergency Education Program (NoEEP) and will provide training opportunities for three rural family physicians to enhance their knowledge of emergency medicine and related skill sets. Apply for NoEEP now

Overcoming the myth of career shock with Personal Learning Plans

submitted by UBC CPD

A physician shares their experience moving to British Columbia and how a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) helped them. Read the first hand account now

Positions available in UBC Obstetrical Surgical Skills (OSS) training program

submitted by UBC Department of Family Practice

The UBC Family Practice Enhanced Skills Program is pleased to offer two (2) six-month residency positions in Obstetrical Surgical Skills at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Find out more about this enhanced skills program


This month, we’re featuring a video from Carrier Sekani Family Services that highlights its partnership with the Northern Medical Program.

Read the stories here 

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