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

 

Details

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.

Eligibility

Participants must be registered in the provisional class with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC to enroll in the IMG Orientation Conference, the MCCQE Part 2 Preparation Course, and the Personal Learning Plan Program. 

Cost

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 1, 2019 through March 31, 2022. There are no fees for the online modules.

 

Program Components

See all BC-PIP Program Components on the Courses Page.

Mandatory Components

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

  1. OrientationThis 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 Surrey – and attendance is mandatory. Distributed learning sites (i.e. videoconference) are available in Victoria, Kelowna & Prince George for your convenience.
     
  2. Online Modules: These 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.
    1. Billing in BC: Basics for Family Medicine OR Billing in BC: Basics for Specialty Medicine
    2. Landscape of Health Care in BC & Canada
    3. Safe Prescribing
    4. Introduction to WorkSafeBC & ICBC
    5. Continuous Learning & Practice Improvement for Family Physicians OR Continuous Learning & Practice Improvement for Specialists
    6. Practice Management

Optional Components

  1. MCCQE Part 2 Exam Preparation: The one-day course covers an overview of the MCCQE Part 2 Exam and the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) Format
     
  2. Personal Learning Plan Program: This program matches physicians looking for support meeting practice goals and navigating the CPD landscape with a peer advisor

 

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.

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 Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP) Timeline

Since its inception in 2008, UBC CPD's BC Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP) has supported provisionally-licensed IMGs during their period of supervised practice in British Columbia.

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 PDF version of the British Columbia Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP) Timeline

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