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

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2017 BC Rural Health Award recipients at the BC Rural Health Conference in Prince George

Nominations for 2018 BC Rural Health Awards now open!

Do you know an exceptional rural physician who should be recognized for his/her good work? Are you living in a rural community whose healthcare team is phenomenal? Recognize them this coming new year with a 2018 BC Rural Health Award! Find the criteria, nomination forms here

Rural research grants, leadership development bursaries launched: deadline for applications Jan 31

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc), the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) and the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) have launched new funding initiatives to support the development of rural researchers and rural leaders, respectively, in British Columbia. Find out more about these funds

Registration for BC Rural Health Conference opens in February!

Registration brochures for the 2018 BC Rural Health Conference – taking place May 11-13 in Nanaimo, BC – will be available online in February. Sign up to receive the brochure by email

Involved in promoting provider resiliency? We want to hear from you!

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) is conducting an environmental scan of activities taking place in rural BC that support physician, team or community resiliency. Submit your info

Additional funds for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) services in rural areas

Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee

The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) have recently implemented The Medical Assistance in Dying Travel and Training Assistance Program (MAiDTTAP). Learn more

Rural Physician Mentoring Program – sign up now for the Spring 2018 cohort

Submitted by UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development

Are you a physician who has recently started or will soon start to practice in rural BC and looking for a mentor to show you the ropes? Are you a seasoned rural physician who is open to mentoring someone new to the rural landscape? The Rural Physician Mentoring Program is launching a new cohort in April 2018. Interested in being a mentor or a mentee?

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Mitchell Mammel and Tec McMillan

Left to right: Dr. John Pawlovich, Mitchell Mammel, and Tec McMillan

Northern Medical Program Year 1 students, Mitchell Mammel and Tec McMillan, joined Dr. John Pawlovich during his monthly visit to the community of Takla, BC and learned about community-centred health care, and why 10-ply tires are a must in Northern BC.  Read the whole story here

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