Rural Scholars Program inviting applications for up to three positions

The UBC Department of Family Practice and Dr. David Snadden, Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health, are inviting rural health professionals to apply for up to three Rural Scholar positions. Review of applications will begin on June 1, and will continue until the positions are filled.

The Rural Scholars Program provides an opportunity for rural clinicians to develop skills in scholarship and leadership. The program takes a broad approach to scholarship and can encompass any category of scholarship: discovery, integration, application/engagement and education. As well as developing a scholarly project relevant to rural health, the Rural Scholar will be expected to provide local leadership, mentoring and role modeling to encourage health care students to consider rural careers. The Program supports one day per week for engagement in scholarly work relevant to rural health in British Columbia.

The program is funded through the distributed support funds of the Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health provided by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues in partnership with the Department of Family Practice at UBC and the Rural Co-ordination Centre of British Columbia (RCCbc).

The scholarship is annual and can be renewed by mutual agreement for up to three years. The program will provide some travel and scholarship training support. Start dates are negotiable.

Rural Scholars will report to the Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health. Successful candidates will hold a Clinical Faculty Appointment or be eligible to be appointed as Clinical Faculty, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. All Health Professionals are eligible to apply. It is anticipated that Rural Scholars will be clinically active in a rural area.

For more information about the Rural Scholars Program please contact david.snadden@ubc.ca. To formally apply to the Rural Scholars Program, please send a letter expressing your interest accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae:

David Snadden
Professor, Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health
Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Dr Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences Centre
3333 University Way | Prince George BC | V2N 4Z9 Canada

Email claire.bane@ubc.ca with the subject line: Rural Scholars Program