UBC Rural CPD – new CME/CPD offerings for 2018-19

Fall is here – and with the changing of the leaves and the return of children to school comes more continuing medical education learning opportunities! UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development (Rural CPD) has several new offerings for rural BC providers.

Rural Rounds

These videoconference rounds are offered between 8:00 am – 9:00 am on the first or second Thursday of every month. The 2018-19 series includes case-based presentations and Q+A on the topics of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Reconciled Medicine, Childhood Trauma/ACEs, Child Maltreatment, Geriatrics/Determining Competence in the Rural Setting, Opioid Agonist Treatment, Cardio-Renal Syndrome, and Treating Shock in the Rural Setting. All discussions are rurally-focused – audience participation is encouraged and welcomed!

For more information or to sign up for one or more presentations in this series, contact Hadas Haft at hadas.h@ubc.ca or 604.875.4111, ext. 24601. Or, register online now.

Online Journal Clubs

This fall, UBC Rural CPD will be offering the Family Practice Anesthetists (FPA) Journal Club beginning in October. This course allows rural providers to participate in readings and discussions both via a forum and also in real time. This year, participants will have three weeks to respond to and/or comment on each reading. To sign up, contact Hadas Haft at hadas.h@ubc.ca or at 604-875-4111, ext 24601


There are still spots available in the HOUSE-IM (internal medicine) course taking place October 25 at the 16th Annual Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine Conference in Vancouver. To register for this course, email cpd.info@ubc.ca.

Alternatively, you and your colleagues can bring HOUSE to your rural community! To learn more about how to customize HOUSE for your rural team, fill out the contact form on the HOUSE website.

Rural Physician Mentoring Program

The fall cohort of the Rural Physician Mentoring Program begins in November 2018, and is accepting applications from mentors and mentees until Sept 30, 2018.

This program is a great opportunity for new to rural practice physicians to choose a mentor to guide them through their transition into rural medical practice. Mentees and Mentors meet face-to-face during orientation, after which Mentees will have the opportunity to select their mentors. The program runs for 10 months, and rural physicians providing mentoring are remunerated for their time.

This is a great learning opportunity for mentees and an excellent leadership experience for mentors. To learn more, contact Jenna Lightbody at rural.mentoring@ubc.ca or call 604-875-4111, ext. 24614, or visit the web page for the program.

CME on the Run!

These in-person and videoconference CME sessions are offered every six weeks on Friday afternoons from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The 2018-19 series includes several short snapper style presentations from a field of study, including: Opthamology and ENT; diagnostic and radiology; therapeutics; geriatrics; gynecology and urology; and, internal medicine.

Please note that these sessions are not specifically rural-focused, and are open to healthcare providers from across the province.
For more information or to register for a session, visit the CME on the Run web page.