Coaching and Mentoring Program

COVID-19 Update:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UBC Rural CPD has streamlined the delivery of our Coaching and Mentoring Programs in order to more rapidly connect rural BC physicians with peer support in areas such as virtual care, office workflow, transitions in practice, COVID-19 specific topics, and more.

To receive support or offer your support, sign up here: https://bit.ly/CAMP-CPD.
Questions? Email camp.rcpd@ubc.ca

Program Overview

UBC Rural CPD’s Coaching and Mentoring Program (CAMP) fosters peer connections in rural practitioner networks to improve your practice, increase your confidence, and connect you to rural colleagues.

Peer support can take many forms, from an occasional phone call with a mentor to a site visit to shadow a specialist as they perform procedures you don’t see often in your town. CAMP connects you with personalized, just-in-time support in whatever form works best for you.

Mentor/coaches provide support in a wide variety of areas including transitions in practice, emergency medicine, palliative care, Indigenous patient care, personal wellness and more.

Process

1. Enroll

Sign up online, select your mentor/coach and we connect you as a pair

2. Choose your path

Access optional further education like the mentor/coach orientation, skill development check-ins and Online Portal resources

3. Wrap-Up

Receive payment, study credits and certificate, and complete evaluation

Areas of support

Our mentor/coach pool is growing everyday. We invite you to become a CAMP mentor/coach you’re interested in supporting a colleague in any area of rural practice. Currently, mentor/coaches provide support in the following areas and more:

  • Virtual care
  • Personal wellness
  • Workflow/workplace support
  • Transitions in or out of practice
  • Emergency medicine
  • Mental health and counselling
  • Point-of-care ultrasound
  • Addictions medicine
  • Palliative care
  • Indigenous patient care
  • Women in leadership

Types of mentoring/coaching activities

Coaching sessions could involve a range of coaching activities, which may include but are not limited to:

  • Direct observation
  •  One-on-one mentoring talks in person or on the phone
  • Feedback
  • Debriefing
  • Case discussion
  • Travel to take part in land-based activities such as ceremonies and community events

Information for mentee/coachees

Receive up to 35 hours of support over the course of six months.

Certification

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 35 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 35 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

Certificates are distributed upon completion of the program.

Eligibility

You can receive support through CAMP if you meet any of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Fully or provisionally licensed physicians practising in a rural British Columbia (BC) community as defined by the Rural Subsidiary Agreement. If you’re unsure about whether your community is covered by the RSA, you can look it up here.
  • Rural BC locum physicians
  • Resident physicians in BC, planning to enter rural practice upon completion of residency

If you’re unsure of whether or not you are eligible for the program, please email us at camp.rcpd@ubc.ca

Cost

None! CAMP is funded by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) and is free for all participants.

Information for mentor/coaches

Time Commitment

Up to 35 hours per mentee plus an optional 14 hours of skills development.

We encourage pairs to discuss expectations for the relationship early on, including frequency of meetings, types of mentoring/coaching activities and ways of contacting each other.

Mentee/coachees may use their CAMP funding for one or more mentor/coaches, so if you’re unable to commit to 35 hours over the course of six months, let us know and we can talk about options for bringing on more support.

Certification

Mentor/coaches receive study credits for attending the Orientation and Skill Development Sessions only. You may also be eligible to claim self-study credits for your time spend working with your mentee/coachee. More information on self-study credits can be found here.

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 14 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to14 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

Payment

Mentor/coaches are paid an hourly sessional rate for time spent working with their mentee/coachee(s) and in Orientation and Skill Development Check-Ins. We ask you to keep a log of your calls to ensure accurate remuneration.

Family physician rate: $134.77/hr

Specialist rate: $157.79/hr

Skill Development

Mentor/coaches enrolled in CAMP have access to optional Orientation and Skill Development Check-Ins. In these sessions you will learn and develop key coaching and mentoring skills from experts and have a safe space to practice among your peers. 

Learn more about these opportunities here

Sign up

Sign up here: https://bit.ly/CAMP-CPD

If you would like to talk about CAMP and how the program can work for you, email Program Coordinator Jenna Lightbody at camp.rcpd@ubc.ca

Acknowledgements

CAMP was developed and is operated by the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in partnership with the Rural Coordination Centre of BC. Funding for CAMP was provided by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues, a joint committee of the Doctors of BC and BC Ministry of Health.

 

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