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Dr. Ed Marquis (left) and Doug Blackie (right) will be co-leading the Rural Retention Program Review

Doug Blackie and Ed Marquis to lead initiative to review the Rural Retention Program

Mr. Doug Blackie and Dr. Edward Marquis will be co-leading RCCbc’s review of the Rural Retention Program (RRP), including an assessment of the community points system used to allocate medical benefits and funding to BC’s rural physicians and rural communities. Learn more

Grants, bursaries available for rural physician research, global health partnerships, and rural physician leadership

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) and the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) are accepting applications for funds to support rural physician research, global health partnership initiatives, and rural leadership development. Submit your application by October 31 – details here

UBC Rural CPD – new CME/CPD offerings for 2018-19

Fall is here – and with the changing of the leaves and the return of children to school comes more continuing medical education learning opportunities! Sign up for rurally relevant CME/CPD

Save the date for BC rural health conferences, May 24-26, 2019

The Rural Locum Forum and the BC Rural Health Conference will be returning to the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo next May 2019! Book time off next May and join us in Nanaimo!

Transport Q+A with PTN at St. Paul’s Emergency Update

Submitted by the BC Emergency Medicine Network

Join the BC Emergency Medicine Network for a Q+A session about the new Patient Transfer Network on Friday, Sept 28 at the St. Paul’s Emergency Update in Whistler. Join the BC Emergency Network for this Q+A luncheon

Bring end-of-life palliative care CPD to your community

Submitted by the BC College of Family Physicians

The BC College of Family Physicians is interested in offering the Learning Essentials Approach to Palliative Care (LEAP) course in your community. LEAP provides the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach. Bring this course to your rural community

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Village of Queen Charlotte raises first “monumental” pole in 200 years for Hospital Day


The “monumental” totem pole was raised by community members on Haida Gwaii. Photo: Alma-Rose Siddal

Story by CHEK News

The event was said to mark the major work done between the communities of Queen Charlotte and Skidegate in crafting a unique health care centre. Read the entire story

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