British Columbia Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP)

About BC-PIP:

International medical graduates (IMGs) play a vital role in helping to address the issue of physician shortages across the province, especially in rural and remote communities. Since 2008, the BC Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP) has proudly supported the successful integration of practice-eligible, provisionally-licensed IMGs into British Columbia’s healthcare system. BC-PIP plays an important role in facilitating an increased supply of practice ready physicians across the province to underserved specialties and communities. BC-PIP has worked with more than 1000 IMGs to date, addressing content relevant to national, provincial and local healthcare, including professionalism norms and cultural and systemic challenges. 

BC-PIP offers:

  1. MCCQE Part II Preparation Course This one-day course covers the expectations of the examination and provides hands-on opportunities to interact with standardized patients in mock OSCE clinical vignettes.
  2. Webinars and Online Resources for IMGs These learning opportunities focus on non-clinical topics relevant to the enhancement of IMG practice patterns.
  3. Online Resource for Supervisors This is a collection of supervisory tools, webinars and recorded faculty development presentations on topics including assessment, evaluation, and providing feedback

BC-PIP Team:

Steven Yau, MD, CCFP

Medical Director

Gurveen Grewal, MPH

Project Manager

Loulou Chayama, MSc

Research Assistant

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