IMG Peer Support Network

IMG Peer Support Network Overview

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Are you an International Medical Graduate (IMG) who completed the BC-PIP program within the last five years? Are you looking for support from a coach or mentor to assist with goal setting, career planning, clinical skills, work-life balance or integration into the BC medical system?

If this sounds like you, our brand-new peer support network for one-on-one and group support will help you reach your goals. As an International Medical Graduate, you experience unique challenges. We’re here to support you, so you can support your patients and community.

As well as foster a community of peer support for IMGs across BC, The IMG Peer Support Network is designed to enable you to navigate the early transitional years of medical practice in BC by pairing IMG physicians with either more experienced physicians (mentors) or peer partners (coaches).

Program dates: October 2023 to April 2024

COST:  Free  

TIME COMMITMENT: Between 8 and 13.5 hours over six months (recommended 1-hour per month meeting with your coach or mentor, plus three optional group sessions) 

ACCREDITATION: Up to 13.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3 credits 

Benefits of Participation

The program will:

  • Develop connections amongst a community of IMGs 

  • Support you in your career goals 

  • Personalize support and career advice one-on-one with a coach or mentor 

  • Assist with integration into the BC health care system 

Get support for:

  • Integrating into a new community  

  • Clinical or business skills 

  • Teaching or supervising students 

  • Fitting into the BC health care system 

  • Personal and lifestyle goals 

What you get:

  • Connection with a community of IMGs going through similar experiences 

  • Personalized support with goal setting and career advice 

  • Monthly check-ins with your coach or mentor 

  • One Orientation session at the start of the program 

  • Three group sessions to learn about a skill, as chosen by the group 

  • Private WhatsApp group for program participants 

Calling All Coaches and Mentors

Are you a physician who wants to support the newest physicians to BC? Sign up as a mentor or coach of the IMG Peer Support Network and give back to your community. 

Benefits include: 

  • Develop and enhance skills through the fulfillment and satisfaction that will come from assisting a less experienced colleague. 

  • Two-way learning process provides opportunities for coaches/mentors to learn from their coaches/mentees. 

  • Professional development training on various topics 

  • Free training on giving and receiving feedback 

  • Professional networking 


8 to 13.5 hours over six months (monthly 1-hour meetings plus optional professional development sessions) 


Up to 6.5-hour Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits 


Paid up to 6.0 hours at the sessional rate for meetings with your partner 

Application details coming soon.