British Columbia Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP)

About BC-PIP

The British Columbia Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP) aims to support the successful transition of practice-eligible international medical graduates (IMGs) from the provisional registry to full licensure to practice medicine in British Columbia (BC).

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) requires all provisionally licensed IMGs new to practice in BC to complete the program within six months of registration. Please note: CPSBC may grant up to 12 months to complete BC-PIP for some 2018 cohorts as the program is in development.

BC-PIP is supported by the Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs), a partnership of the Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC.

Program Components

  1. Orientation: This one-day in-person course offers networking sessions and group learning opportunities on clinical and non-clinical content. It is offered two times per year - once in Vancouver and once in Fraser Health – and attendance is mandatory. Distributed learning sites (i.e. videoconference) are available in Victoria, Kamloops & Prince George for your convenience.
  2. Online Modules: These 8-10 hour online learning opportunities include video/interactive tutorials and skills assessments on clinical and non-clinical content that allow you to learn at your own pace. All six online modules are available at the links below.

Eligibility

Participants must be registered in the provisional class with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. 

Accreditation

You may claim Mainpro+/MOC credits associated with the IMG Orientation and Online Modules.

Cost

Tuition fees for the Spring 2019 IMG Orientation Conference are generously provided for BC-PIP participants by the Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs), a partnership of the Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC. There are no fees for the online modules.

BC-PIP Proof of Completion for CPSBC

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) requires all participants to submit a Proof of Completion for BC-PIP. Follow the instructions below to receive your Proof of Completion: 

  1. Download your certificate for the IMG Orientation conference. This is emailed to you after attending the event. 
  2. Download the “Course Completion Certificate” from each required online module (a total of six certificates). Note: a certificate is granted after completing all the required components of an online module.
  3. Upload all seven certificates to the BC-PIP Proof of Completion Request Form and submit.

Click here for BC-PIP Proof of Completion Request Form

UBC CPD will issue the Proof of Completion within 10 business days. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact bc.pip@ubc.ca

 

BC-PIP Team

Here is a checklist to help you keep track of program requirements. 

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