Tailored Initiatives for specific audiences

Tailored Initiatives

Indigenous Patient Led CPD

Cultural safety in health-care settings is meant for everyone. However, for Indigenous Peoples and communities, a history of hardship and colonization carries an intergenerational and detrimental legacy that impacts people’s present-day realities. Comparative health statistics reflect unacceptable disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Canada.

IPL aims to improve Indigenous health outcomes by increasing access to culturally safe care for Indigenous Peoples and communities in BC rural settings. When Indigenous Peoples feel safe and trust their health-care setting

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Education francophone

English version follows below

La Division du développement professionnel continu de l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique (DPC de l’UCB) est fier d’offrir une sélection de cours d’apprentissage en ligne en français. Cette initiative fournit un recueil croissant de cours et de ressources en ligne afin de mieux soutenir des professionnels de la santé francophones au Canada.

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International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

We are proud to play a central role in preparing and orienting International Medical Graduates (IMGs) for success in diverse practice settings across BC.

British Columbia - Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP)

In collaboration with the Joint Collaborative Committees, we support the transition of practice-eligible IMGs from provisional to full licensure.

Practice Ready Assessment - British Columbia (PRA-BC)

In partnership with PRA-BC, we coordinate and deliver a comprehensive, multi-day Centralized Orientation for IMGs, and a two-day training workshop for their Assessors.


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The CPD Midwifery Program supports practicing midwives in BC and across Canada through continuing professional development. Learn how to build a midwifery practice, provide essential emergency skills and support pregnant patients and newborns. 


By attending CPD programs you will remain up-to-date on essential skills by attending conferences, workshops and webinars related to perinatal health across the patient journey. 


  • Support at-risk and unwell newborns

  • Update your emergency skills
  • Create a gender-inclusive practice 


Midwifery Learning

We offer

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At UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development (UBC Rural CPD), we know that responsive, flexible, and practical community-based learning opportunities support you to thrive as a health practitioner in rural British Columbia.
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