In partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health and Island Health, UBC CPD is working to improve the health outcomes of gay and bisexual men through providing family physicians with tools, strategies and practices supporting accessible, comprehensive care. Online webinars and workshops cover creating gay and bi friendly clinic space, unique health needs of gay and bi men including mental health, substance use, and STIs, and strategies to comfortably and confidently communicate with men about their sexuality and health needs. Family physicians will be better able to assist these patients and create a positive and supportive environment with improved relationships and care, with the ultimate goal of reducing the impact of negative health disparities faced by this patient population.
In partnership with Perinatal Services BC, UBC CPD is offering in-person workshops and an online module on how to apply the 5As counseling framework (Ask, Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist) for healthy pregnancy weight gain to improve health outcomes of pregnant women and their babies. Excessive pregnancy weight gain can increase negative outcomes including caesarean delivery, gestational diabetes, hypertension, high weight infants, as well as child and adolescent overweight and obesity. Physicians will be better able to assist their pregnant patients with nutritional and behaviour strategies and will learn how to create a positive and supportive environment to discuss healthy weight gain.
The Practice Support Program (PSP) is a quality improvement-focused initiative that delivers educational and in-practice support services to family practices in BC. This collaborative effort between the Government of BC and Doctors of BC aims to improve patient care and physician experience through provision of learning modules, small group learning sessions, peer coaching, and leadership and management development.
UBC CPD and PSP are partnering to lead an evolution of PSP's Learning Modules. As with PSP's existing Learning Modules, education will be physician-led, localized and offer follow-up support. The new educational offerings will respond to recent demands for flexible, accessible education that fits into a physician’s busy schedule. Based on adult learning principles and the latest research in CPD and quality improvement, these shorter, versatile learning units will be efficient, relevant and responsive to physician needs.
UBC CPD is expanding our range of accredited online learning modules. These interactive modules are free and include key information, case scenarios, practical tools, references and multiple choice questions to provide you with an engaging learning experience that can be completed for study credits at your convenience. Several modules are also mobile friendly (i.e they can be accessed from mobile phones, tablets and laptops) and you can like and share them with your colleagues. Visit UBC CPD eLearning website for a full listing of available online courses.
HIV in Family Practice provides education and resources for the implementation of routine HIV testing in family practice as well as helping family physicians understand their role in HIV management. We know practice change can be challenging, and with our partners Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, Island Health, and Interior Health, our aim is to provide free, accredited education that explains the rationale for routine HIV testing, discusses how routine testing can easily be implemented in family practice, and supports the role of the family physician in managing ongoing HIV care for patients. Register for upcoming education and browse our family practice-centred resources.
The individual Learning Efforts Addressing Reflective Needs (iLearn) program is a central place for physicians and other health care professionals to go for their self-directed learning needs and find support for their practice improvement efforts.
1. Links to help you find your preferred learning opportunities;
2. Personal support (educational concierge) directly linking you to a broad range of resources to support you in your learning and practice improvement efforts.
3. Opportunities to discover what knowledge and skills you might want to improve; and
4. Ability to link to your national College website to record study credits.
UBC CPD supports International Medical Graduates (IMG) and Assessors/Supervisors through the Practice Ready Assessment - British Columbia (PRA-BC) and BC Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP). Our goal is to support IMGs and their assessors/supervisors at all stages in their journey from orientation and beyond.
UBC CPD has a mandate to support all health professions in the Faculty of Medicine with their lifelong learning and Continuing Professional Development. Our suite of educational programming that is designed specifically for practicing midwives, or that includes midwives as part of a multi- or interprofessional audience, continues to expand.
UBC CPD provides a range of educational offerings on cancer care in family practice. Our innovative education is based on the latest guidelines and best practices. Interactive workshops are offered in communities throughout BC and our live webinars are available to everyone. Find out about upcoming oncology education, read online articles, and access physician and patient resources.
This initiative is working for and with physicians to help achieve more effective disability management for patients on medical leave from work. UBC CPD, in partnership with BC Collaborative for Disability Prevention (BCCDP), has developed physician focused education to support and improve patient care in the field of workplace disability.