Rural online journal clubs return in Sept, with improved features and access

submitted by UBC Continuing Professional Development

This fall, UBC Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is running three online journal clubs for rural family physicians, with updates and improvements based on your feedback!

UBC CPD will run the Rural Emergency Medicine, Rural Family Practice Anesthesiology (FPA), and Sexual Health online journal clubs. Each club is accredited for 2.0 Mainpro+ credits per session, with each topic running five or six sessions (total 10.0 to 12.0 Mainpro+ credits; MOC Section 1 available for Emergency Medicine and FPA).

These popular online clubs offer rural practitioners a sense of community and allow participants ease of access anytime from anywhere using any device with an internet connection. Members of the clubs will review either a case and/or an academic article every few weeks and contribute to an on-going online discussion facilitated by a peer moderator with subject matter expertise.

Past participants have been pleased with the platform’s ease of use: “the online component is so simple and easy to use” and features a centralized area for specific topics and affiliated area for dialogue. Physicians have expressed that they like the and appreciate the benefit of discussion on stimulating content: “[it is] very good to see how the practice can vary or get enriched with increase discussion over these topics”.

To register for one of the three accredited online journal clubs, please visit the individual course pages: Rural Emergency Medicine, Rural Family Practice Anesthesiology, and Sexual Health. If you have a question about any of these clubs, or would like more information about the courses, please contact Allison Macbeth.