Rural clinicians invited to apply for Rural Scholar position

Submitted by Dr Illona Hale, Director, Rural Scholars Program

The UBC Department of Family Practice (DFP) is offering up to two (2) positions in its Rural Scholars Program. Each position is part-time (0.2 FTE) – rural BC clinicians are invited to submit their applications for these roles before December 1, 2019. The incumbent will be a practicing clinician and must have membership to, and have a certificate from, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, or another equivalent professional body. All Health Professionals are eligible to apply.

The Rural Scholars Program provides an opportunity for rural clinicians to develop skills in leadership and scholarship, with the latter broadly defined to encompass any category of scholarship: discovery, integration, application/engagement and education. Successful candidates will be expected to provide local leadership, mentoring and role modeling to encourage health care students to consider rural careers.

Rural Scholars will report to the Director, Rural Scholars Program. Successful candidates will hold a Clinical Faculty Appointment or be eligible to be appointed as Clinical Faculty in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. It is anticipated that Rural Scholars will be clinically active in a rural area.

To apply for the Rural Scholar program, please submit a letter of application expressing your interest accompanied by a brief CV to:

Ilona Hale
Director, Rural Scholars Program
Clinical Assistant Professor
UBC Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
c/o Hana Kim, HR Manager, UBC Department of Family Practice
Subject Line: Rural Scholars Program

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated start date for this position is February 1, 2020.

For more information about the Rural Scholars Program please contact

The Rural Scholars 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 (JSC) in partnership with the UBC Department of Family Practice and the Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia (RCCbc).