On April 1, 2017, the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) replaced its Rural GP Locum CME program with the Rural Locum CME Program. This expanded program will make funding available to family physicians, family practice anesthetists (FPAs) and specialist locum physicians to take rurally-relevant courses that will prepare practitioners for rural health care service delivery.
The following benefits will be available under the new Rural Locum CME Program:
- Reimbursement of the ACLS Recertification course fee to a maximum of $350.
- Reimbursement of the course fee for one additional course to a maximum of $1,000.
- Reimbursement of travel costs to a maximum of $1,000.
- Reimbursement of accommodation costs up to $200/night for up to three nights. For accommodations with family/friends, a maximum of $75/night for up to three nights may be claimed.
Physicians interested in applying for these benefits must fulfill the following requirements:
- Be accepted by Locums for Rural BC prior to commencement of any course(s)
- Submit an application to the Rural Locum CME program
- Be willing to provide a minimum of ten (10) days of service to Locums for Rural BC within one year of completion of a course
Benefits conferred by the Rural Locum CME program replace the benefits of the Rural GP Locum CME Program.