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Clinical coaching used to improve individual and team performance in RSONs

Clinical coaching is based on the concept of providing supportive relationships in education. Individuals who work with a coach undertake voluntary improvement(s) to enhance self-selected areas of performance, receiving feedback that can be integrated into personal practice. Learn how coaching can help your practice

FNHA and RCCbc sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizes the commitment of both organizations to work collaboratively to improve health outcomes for BC’s First Nations and non-First Nations populations living in rural and remote communities. Read more about the MOU

Nominations for 2020 BC Rural Health Awards now open!

Do you know an outstanding rural physician and/or rural health care team? Consider nominating them for a BC Rural Health Award! Recipients receive recognition and $2,500 to support a local celebration and/or healthcare resource. Check out the criteria

SRPC offering CPD for ESS/OSS family physicians in Banff

This program will update rural ESS surgeons with current methods, facilitate informal communication and encourage FP-Specialist networks. Once again, ESS and OSS FPs are encouraged to bring their OR nurse to this event to facilitate team-based interprofessional learning. Find out more about this CME event

Funding available to attend Canadian rural medical conferences

Funding is available for BC rural physicians and UBC rural-interested learners and residents to attend either the SRPC’s Rural and Remote Medical Course in Ottawa or RCCbc’s BC Rural Health Conference in Penticton. Find out how you can receive funding for these events

Stipend available for BC rural physicians for 2020 SRPC conference

For the sixth year in a row, the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) has approved a $1,000 stipend for any BC rural doctor interested in attending the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) Rural and Remote Medicine Course; this year the event will be held in Ottawa from April 23-25, 2020. Details on how to claim the stipend

BC Emergency Medicine Network – Nov 2019 update

Submitted by BC Emergency Medicine Network

The BC EM Network is continuing to grow and connect BC emergency practitioners with each other. Collectively, we sharing knowledge and supporting one another with information to improve patient care. Read the latest update from the BCEMN

Improve your practice with UBC CPD’s eCoach tool

Submitted by UBC CPD

Check out the UBC CPD eCoach – a self-paced online tool that can help you improve your practice! Learn more about this online tool


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