BC Rural Update is an e-newsletter of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc).
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
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
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.
Listen to Daybreak North’s interview with Dr. Quinn (starts at 26:30)
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