Rural CPD

Rural Learning

We offer learning activities that meet your needs as a rural healthcare provider. View our offerings on this page and connect with us to learn more about how we can meet your unique needs! 

Learning Activities

Team Based Learning Activities

Rural Surgical and Obstetrical Networks Coaching

The Rural Surgical and Obstetrical Networks (RSON) Coaching supports rural British Columbian surgical and obstetrical teams, including family physician anesthetists (FPA), family physician enhanced surgical skills (FPESS), surgeons, anesthetists, nurses, and midwives to build clinical and personal supportive relationships within their community and with their regional centre.  

This program supports community-specific learning needs of Creston, Fernie, Golden, Hazelton, Port Alberni, Powell River, Revelstoke, Sechelt, Smithers and Vanderhoof.   

For more information about coaching, please email @email.  

Rural Obstetrical and Maternity Sustainability Program Coaching

ROAM-SP supports rural BC obstetrical and maternity teams, including family physicians, midwives, obstetricians and nurses, to build clinical and personal supportive relationships within your community, and increase your community-based confidence to provide local intrapartum services. Activities may focus on coaching, mentorship, peer exchange and support, skills development, and knowledge sharing among rural obstetric providers. Based on your community needs, sessions can be for individual and group coaching.

To bring ROAM to your community or for other inquiries, please contact Adrienne Peltonen at or call toll-free at 1-877-908-8222. For information on eligibility,please see here.

Cultural Safety

Indigenous Patient Led CPD

We are an Elder-led group from Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds working together with a common aim to increase cultural safety and humility in rural BC by building relationships between First Nations and physician communities. 

We support Indigenous communities interested in developing community-specific Indigenous cultural safety and humility training for their local physician community. We can offer support through our Elder-led group of Cultural Safety educators along with administrative and financial resources.

To find out more, email Ievgeniia Rozhenko, Research and Events Assistant, @email

Guiding Principles

Co-developed and co-facilitated: Sharing best practices with rural physicians and health care providers to foster cultural humility, address systemic bias, and improve the health of Indigenous peoples.

Community-based and patient-led: ​​​​​​Community and patient voices are central. 

Strengthening Cultural Safety: Addressing systems of oppression, racism and bias. Building and strengthening relationships between First Nations and physician communities by creating opportunities for self-reflection and dialogue.

Brokered Dialogue

Brokered dialogue is one of the many methods that a community might choose to engage with their local health care team. We value creating spaces for patients and physicians to come together while ensuring that this project is Elder-led and community-led. In co-creating community-driven Indigenous cultural safety and humility education, we honour narratives through storytelling and other Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being.

Meeting of the Minds 2019

On October 4th, 2019, we gathered 30 leaders in Indigenous Cultural Safety and humility from across the province of BC to meet in Vancouver at an Elder-Led ‘Meeting of the Minds.’ At this meeting, we gathered to learn the current status of Indigenous Cultural Safety, and identify next steps that communities value. Below are the graphic recordings of this event.

Meeting of the Minds 2020

On October 14th, 2020, we gathered 10 leaders in Indigenous Cultural Safety and humility from across the province of BC to meet virtually at an Elder-Led ‘Meeting of the Minds.’ At this meeting, we gathered to learn the current status of Indigenous Cultural Safety and the impact that Covid-19 holds on this work, and identified next steps that our communities value.

Graphic recording representing the meeting of the minds


Graphic recording of the meeting of the minds gathering



Hands-On Ultrasound Education

HOUSE travels to your community to deliver accredited point-of-care ultrasound to enhance your management of patients. This course is highly interactive with a low instructor to student ratio. Point-of-care ultrasound has a diverse range of applications in care and we will work with you to build an agenda that meets the unique needs of your community. The course is adaptable for group sizes of 4 to 16. Contact us to explore options for your community:

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Emergency Medicine

This course is customizable based on the acute care cases your community frequently encounters including shock, trauma, abdominal pain, musculoskeletal, dyspnea, and more. 


This course focuses on first and third trimester ultrasound indications including fetal presentation, fetal cardiac activity, amniotic fluid index, identification of multiple fetuses, first trimester dating.

Internal Medicine

This course focuses on point-of-care ultrasound applications that are aplicable for internal medicine. Some examples include jugular venous pressure (JVP), inferior vena cava (IVC), lung, cardiac, procedures and systems based ultrasound. 


Handheld Ultrasound Loans

Handheld ultrasounds can make it easier to incorporate point-of-care ultrasound into your practice. To help you decide if a handheld ultrasound is right for your clinical practice and to practice your ultrasound skills we are pleased to offer several handheld ultrasounds on loan to you. You might also find this article helpful explaining the options currently available:

Contact us to request a loan:

Request Loan

2021-2022 RCPD Annual Report

Supported by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC)