Rural Physician Mentoring Program

Next Start Date: August 2017 Application Deadline: June 2017

Program Overview

The New to Rural Practice Physician Mentoring Program is a formal, structured physician mentoring program designed specifically to address the needs of physicians who are new to rural practice in British Columbia.

  • Mentees choose a well-established and experienced rural physician mentor to help facilitate their transition to rural practice
  • Mentors gain valuable leadership experience and ongoing support throughout the program
  • 10 month structured mentoring relationship
  • Total time commitment of 17 hours over the 8 months of the program
  • Free for all participants; Mentors receive a $1200 honorarium per mentee
  • Accredited for Mainpro+ and MOC credits (see below for details)

Mentee Application Link

Mentor Application Link

Mentees

Mentors

Benefits

  • Transition to a new practice environment made much easier by the help
    and guidance of an experienced rural physician
  • CME credits
  • Connection with fellow mentees

Eligibility

  • Physicians practicing rural medicine for the first time
  • Practicing in an RSA Community in British Columbia
  • See FAQ page for more details

Accreditation

  • Mentees can claim up to 34.0 Mainpro+ / 4 MOC Section 1 + additional MOC Section 2 & 3 credits
  • Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Cost

  • There is no cost to participate

Benefits

  • Fulfillment and satisfaction from assisting a less experience colleague
  • Leadership experience
  • A mentor training session covering topics such as feedback and goal-setting
  • CME credits

Eligibility

  • We are looking for mentors who are experienced and well-established rural physicians and keen to share their knowledge and expertise to support a new colleague in their transition to rural practice
  • Must be living and practicing in a rural community

Accreditation

  • Mentors can claim up to 34.0 Mainpro+ / 5 MOC Section 1 + additional MOC Section 2 + 3 credits
  • Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Payment

  • There is no cost to participate
  • Mentors will receive a $1200 honorarium per mentee

 

Background

The pilot program was launched in spring 2014 with great success (click here to see the summary).  A renewed and expanded offering is underway.

Contact

Jenna Lightbody, Senior Program Assistant, UBC CPD

Email: rural.mentoring@ubc.ca   Phone: 604-875-4111 x63373

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