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The Site Visit team on the ferry to Cowichan

JSC and RCCbc launch Rural Site Visits Project

The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) has tasked the Rural Coordination Center of BC (RCCbc) with visiting every community that is a beneficiary of the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) between 2017 and 2020. Learn more about this JSC funding

JSC announces improvements to rural locum programs

The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) is pleased to announce improvements to the Rural Locum Programs effective April 01, 2018. What are the new improvements?

JSC funding available for physicians to attend Rural Locum Forum – May 11, Nanaimo

The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) is pleased to announce funding for physicians who are providing – or considering to provide – locum services in rural BC communities to attend the Rural Locum Forum to be held in Nanaimo on May 11, 2018. Find out how you can receive this funding

Physicians: save $50 off BC Rural Health Conference registration until April 6

Join us May 11-13 in Nanaimo for this interprofessional CME/CPD event and meet colleagues from across British Columbia. Details of the conference

BCALM for Provider Wellness workshop at BC Rural Health Conference in Nanaimo

Healthcare is an intensive and demanding profession, one that can potentially lead to burnout and compassion fatigue, especially in low-resource communities. Learn how stressors can be managed

Spring call for RCCbc research grants, REAP leadership bursary applications

The spring call for applications for the Rural Physician Research Support Project Grants and the Rural Leadership Development Project bursaries is open until May 31. Learn more

UBC CPD seeking nominees for awards, applicants for resident research grants

UBC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is inviting individuals affiliated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine (FOM) to submit nominations for two awards. It also invites UBC FOM postgrad residents to apply for two research grants. View award, research grant details

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Dr. Mallory Quinn returns to Smithers to open a rural medical practice

Dr. Mallory Quinn (centre, holding name plate) is a Northern Medical Program graduate who is returning to her home community of Smithers, BC to open a medical practice

Originally published by Andrew Kurjata, CBC News, and Carolina de Ryk, Daybreak North, CBC Radio

As rural communities across the province struggle with doctor shortages, a new practice in the northwestern B.C. community of Smithers may point to a way out of the problem.

The new clinic is being led by Dr. Mallory Quinn, who recently returned to her hometown after graduating from the University of British Columbia’s Northern Medical Program in Prince George.

Read the full CBC story here

Listen to Daybreak North’s interview with Dr. Quinn (starts at 26:30)


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