IMG Orientation Conference Fall 2019

IMG Orientation Conference Fall 2019

A component of the BC Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP)

Target Audience:

Physicians registered in the provisional class with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC (CPBSC)

Course Format: One day in-person course in Vancouver, BC with distributed videoconference sites in Kelowna & Prince George
Vancouver General Hospital
899 West 12th Ave
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This one-day seminar covers the following topics:

  • Ethics, liability, communication and professionalism
  • Cultural considerations of communicating with patients in Canada
  • Introduction to indigenous health
  • Physician self-care and resilience

Please note: this one-day seminar is for physicians registered in the provisional class with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)


Vancouver General Hospital, Paetzold Auditorium JPPS 1891 LT. (899 West 12th Ave) and videoconference sites in Kelowna (Kelowna General Hospital) and Prince George (University Hospital of Northern BC) - expand link below for full details.


Kelowna General Hospital | 2268 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1T2
Room: CAC 235

University Hospital of Northern British Columbia | 1475 Edmonton St, Prince George, BC  V2M 1S2
Room: 5030

Victoria location has been cancelled. Please connect with for any questions.

If you are a physician who wishes to register for this seminar and you are not currently registered in the provisional class with the College, please email Kate Meffen, UBC CPD Program Coordinator.

Skills Gained

Upon completion of the orientation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify features of medical practice unique to British Columbia (BC) and Canada, including issues related to culture and diversity
  • Identify and access clinical and educational resources and supports (local, provincial and national), including those related to ethical and/or medico-legal questions or concerns
  • Recognize how one’s own cultural beliefs and attitudes impact relationships with patients
  • Discuss the determinants affecting health status of Indigenous people
  • Consider how trauma-informed practice may help improve care provision for Indigenous patients in BC
  • Review practices that can promote resilience and wellbeing for health care providers
  • Recognize the signs, symptoms, and causal factors of physician burnout
  • Create a personalized physician burnout prevention plan



Free: The Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs), a partnership of the Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC, has generously approved funding to cover tuition fees for BC-PIP participants to attend the IMG Orientation Conference from April 13, 2019 through March 31, 2022.

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