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

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Left to right — Jeff Harder, Don Burke, John Pawlovich, Dave Loewen.

CODI is live!

In 2017, Drs. Don Burke and John Pawlovich collaborated on an idea to support physicians in rural and remote BC in a new and exciting way: provide physicians with timely access to kind, knowledgeable, and collaborative assistance at the point-of-care for the most critically ill patients. Learn more about this innovative app!

Join us in Nanaimo, May 24-26, 2019 for Rural Locum Forum, BC Rural Health Conference

Come and network with your fellow rural providers while updating your skills and knowledge at the 2019 Rural Locum Forum and the BC Rural Health Conference. Book your time off for the conference now

JSC stipend available for BC rural physicians attending 2019 SRPC conference

The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) has approved a $1,000 stipend for any BC rural doctor interested in attending the 2019 Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) Rural and Remote Medicine Course to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 4 to 6, 2017. Book now to secure earlybird rates

UBC DFP Enhanced Skills Program accepting applications into November

Practicing family physicians interested in receiving focused training to meet the medical needs of their BC community is invited to apply for a position with the Enhanced Skills Program. These positions are third year residencies (R3) and are remunerated accordingly. Learn more

BC GPs invited to participate in study about inherited heart rhythm disorders

All BC family physicians are invited to participate in a research project assessing the current awareness, resource availability and needs of BC family physicians in caring for patients with inherited heart rhythm disorders (IHRD). Contribute your experiences and opinions

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – BC Rural Health Network


A delegation from the BC Rural Health Network posing with rural researchers at the 2018 BC Rural Health Research Conference which took place in Nelson, BC

This grassroots organization may be young (it started up in December 2017) but has much wisdom to share.

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