Personal Learning Plans

Personal Learning Plans

A free and personalized concierge service

Target Audience:

Provisionally or fully licensed International Medical Graduates who are newly practicing in BC.

Course Format: Individualized approach. Meetings take place with you, a physician advisor and a concierge as often as desired, usually via video-conference or teleconference.

Videoconference or Teleconference


We are a free and personalized concierge service and create Personal Learning Plans (PLPs) for International Medical Graduate physicians in British Columbia . We work with you to identify and achieve practice goals, navigate the continuing professional development landscape, and support your success in community and practice. We connect you with a physician advisor and a concierge, who help you identify your learning goals and needs, formulate your PLP, and connect you to the necessary resources and with your local regional or specialty networks.

Learning Goal Examples

Some examples of learning goals may include, but are not limited to:

  • EMR
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound
  • Billing
  • Psychosocial Support
  • ER Support
  • Chronic Pain/Opioid Prescribing
  • Mental Health/CBT
  • Coaching Opportunities
  • Exam Study Support
  • Indigenous Cultural Safety


Peer Advisor
Physician Advisors


Dr. Anne McNamara

Dr. Kelly Luu

Dr. Peter Blair

Dr. Bruce Hobson

Dr. Cecile Andreas

Dr. Nicole Ebert

Rachel Ho

1. Initial Meeting

You will be introduced to your physician advisor and concierge. You will discuss your current challenges, learning needs, and areas of interest. This will help formulate a plan to support your ongoing learning and development.

2. Develop a Learning Plan & Pick your Learning Activities

Based on the initial meeting, the concierge will create your PLP and submit it back to you for review and approval, along with the menu of activity options for you to choose your learning activities.

3. Plan Implementation

We will connect you to the necessary resources and your local regional or specialty networks based on the activities you chose in order to achieve your learning goals.

4. Ongoing Support

We will schedule periodic check-in meetings throughout the process to provide continual support, follow up on chosen learning activities and associated learning goals, and allow you the opportunity to reshape your plan so that it caters to your evolving needs.


Safe. Confidential. Non-Reporting.

Everything discussed in the process of developing and implementing your PLP is strictly confidential and provided solely for your benefit. It is not for any assessment or licensing purpose. We neither link nor report to any Health Authority, College, or other regulatory body.


We provide a supportive, culturally safe, and neutral environment in order to facilitate an individualized and context-specific concierge service based on personal needs, wants, and goals.


The supports available can be accessed with the large network of organizations across the province providing quality CPD and support to physicians. With these connections, we direct you to the necessary resources and with your local regional or specialty networks.

Additional Benefits


There is no cost associated to participate. This program is highly recommended but entirely voluntary and there is no obligation to participate.

Certification for FPs and Specialists.

This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 6.0 Mainpro+ credits, and up to 9.0 MOC Level 3 Performance Assessment credits for time spent meeting with the PLP team.

Rural and Non-Rural Team.

We have designated physician advisors and concierges that are knowledgeable about and connected to the CPD landscape and are aware of the unique challenges faced by new to practice physicians in BC.

Resource Examples

Some examples of resources we may help you with include, but are not limited to:

In-Person Courses or Conferences

In-Person Courses or Conferences

Online Modules, Courses, and Guides

Online Modules, Courses, and Guides

Coaching and Mentorship

Coaching and Mentorship

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Sample Learning Plan

PLP Learning Plan Sample


If you are interested in setting up an initial meeting, please fill out this intake form.

If you have any questions, email us at

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Funding for this Project was provided by: Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc), Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC), and the Joint Collaborative Committees (JCC) of Doctors of BC and the BC Government.

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