On October 1, 2014, the GPSC will relaunch its Maternity Care for BC (MC4BC) program, which promotes, supports, and trains BC family physicians to reconnect with low-risk maternity services through mentorship, hands-on experience, and financial support. MC4BC is designed for family physicians to begin, maintain, or reintroduce obstetrical care in their practices.
As a part of its mandate to support full-service family practice, the GPSC, a partnership of the Government of BC and Doctors of BC, is committed to increasing the number of family physicians who do general practice obstetrics.
MC4BC offers participants post-program mentorship, antenatal/postpartum care support, self-directed learning experience, funding to support activities, and flexible timelines and schedules.
Family physicians are eligible to participate if they: have obtained full registration and licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, have obtained hospital obstetrical privileges for the hospital(s) in which the physician receives training, commit to do general practice obstetrics in BC upon completion of the program for a minimum of two years, and complete all required application documentation.
Applications are reviewed and accepted in order of receipt from October 1, 2014 to March 1, 2015. To apply to the program, or for further details, visit the GPSC website.