When Nicole Hochleitner-Wain, a Rural Community Medical Education (RCME) Liaison with RCCbc and Interior Health, and Dr. Geraldo Ndeve, General Practitioner and RCME Physician Lead for Lillooet, met to discuss local CME needs, airway management for COVID-19 patients jumped to the top of the list. With COVID-19 cases surging in … Continue reading
The RCME Community Program team has officially implemented 66 of the 101 eligible RSA communities into the new program. To learn more about the activities of this group – including how to apply for SPIFI (Specialist, Sub-specialist, Indigenous, and Funding for Innovation), read the latest program newsletter now (PDF).
The new RCME Community Program, an initiative of the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC), is now implemented in 50 of 99 eligible communities! This exciting new initiative, launched in August 2019, provides funds to eligible RSA communities across BC for collective medical education and/or team-based learning. Physician groups … Continue reading
This new initiative will create forums for rural generalists and specialists to come together to collectively plan and develop community CME. It will increase opportunities for closer to home education for interprofessional teams, and develop collaborations between rural physicians, health authorities and stakeholders. Submitted by Heather Gummow, Provincial Manager, Community … Continue reading
The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) issued a new version of the Rural Programs Guide on April 1, 2018. The latest guide reflects updates to Rural Continuing Medical Education benefits, as well as changes to the rates for locums participating in the Rural GP Locum Program, the Rural … Continue reading
An interprofessional team of community doctors, nurses and EMTs work together during a simulation to treat a critically ill patient. The CARE Course is a two-day accredited rural ER skills training course and interprofessional rural team building experience that is taught in your local community healthcare facilities, using your equipment. … Continue reading
The Shock Course, offered by UBC CPD, is an interprofessional one-day workshop that can be offered in your rural community Rural practitioners often face more challenges than their urban counterparts when accessing continuing medical education (CME) and continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities. For some rural physicians, there may be few … Continue reading
Dr. Jel Coward, left, encourages a participant to feel for a pulse on his “patient” after using hand pressure to reduce blood flow from the upper arm At the Backcountry Medicine session at the Society of Rural Practitioners of Canada’s 2012 Rural and Remote Medicine Course, the standing room-only crowd … Continue reading