IMG Orientation Conference - Spring 2019 (BC-PIP)

IMG Orientation Conference - Spring 2019 (BC-PIP)

A component of 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 Surrey, BC with distributed videoconference sites in Kamloops, Prince George, & Victoria
Surrey Memorial Hospital
Lecture Theatre 110
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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


Surrey Memorial Hospital, UBC Lecture Room M-B.110 LT. (13750 96 Ave) and videoconference sites in Kamloops (Royal Inland Hospital), Prince George (University Hospital of Northern BC), and Victoria (Victoria General Hospital) - expand link below for full details.


Royal Inland Hospital | 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1
Room: CSB 01404

University Hospital of Northern British Columbia | 1475 Edmonton St, Prince George, BC V2M 1S2
Room: LDC 0514

Victoria General Hospital | 1 Hospital Way, Victoria, BC V8Z 6R5
Room: 1916

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 Kathryn Young, UBC CPD Project Manager.

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



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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