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

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From 2016: Australian, Canadian and Zimbabwean physicians at a CME session based on UBC Rural CPD’s Hands On Ultrasound Education (HOUSE) program. (Full story behind this photo in #WalkOnTheRuralSide, March 2016 entry.)

RCCbc, JSC launch Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative – grants available

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) and the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) are pleased to announce The Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative (RGHPI), a new program providing funding to support partnerships between rural BC physicians or medical trainees committed to rural service, and lower resource communities in BC, Canada, and in developing countries. Learn more about this grant

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

New Rural Programs Guide available, updates to RCME and rural locum provisions

The  Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) issued a new version of the Rural Programs Guide on April 1, 2018.  What are the new improvements?

Register on site for Rural Locum Forum and BC Rural Health Conference on May 11

Online registration for both the Rural Locum Forum and the BC Rural Health Conference will be available until May 3, 2018. After this date, participants wishing to attend the conference must register for these rural CME/CPD events on site at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre (101 Gordon Street) in Nanaimo, starting on Friday, May 11. Learn more about these two events

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

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Hijinx at the SRPC Rural and Remote Medical Course in Newfoundland

The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada hosted an amazing 2018 Rural and Remote Medical Course in St. John’s Newfoundland April 12-14, and welcomed rural physicians and nurses from every corner of the country. Read the entire story


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