Specialized Projects and Programs

Here you will find information about our specialized projects, programs, and initiatives. Some of the projects are for specific audiences, such as rural practitioners or international medical graduates; some are by topic, such as oncology or physiotherapy; some are by parterships, such as ICBC or Divisions of Family Practice. All of the courses from these projects are also listed in All CPD Courses. For the list of all courses and to register for educational events please go to https://ubccpd.ca/courses or to view by a specific topic https://ubccpd.ca/courses/categories.

eLearning Program

UBC CPD eLearning offers accredited online modules in a wide range of topics. Many of our courses are open to all learners, free of charge and include key information, case scenarios, practical tools, references and multiple choice questions to provide you with an engaging learning experience. Since launching our first online module in September 2014, we’ve seen over 6,000 family physicians, specialists, midwives, and nurse practitioners across BC, Canada, and internationally complete our online courses. Check out UBC CPD eLearning and enjoy the comfort and flexibility of a self-paced learning environment, rich with media and interactivity. Visit UBC CPD eLearning website to create a free account and start your online learning today!

HIV in Family Practice

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.


The individual Learning Efforts Addressing Reflective Needs (iLearn) program is a central comprehensive site for physicians and other health care professionals to go for their self-directed learning needs and find support for their practice improvement efforts.

The iLearn program includes:

International Medical Graduates

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 represented 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.

Oncology Program

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. 

Physiotherapy Program

Physiotherapy Continuing Professional Development (Physiotherapy CPD) program fosters a culture of continuous learning for BC physiotherapists. Our goal is to improve the health and quality of life of British Columbians through innovative CPD and to support quality improvement in physiotherapy practice.

This initiative is a partnership between the Northern and Rural Cohort, UBC Department of Physical Therapy and UBC CPD.

Rural CPD Program

Rural CPD Program

The UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development (RCPD) Program aims to provide accessible and relevant education to physicians and other health care providers who live in rural and remote areas of British Columbia (BC). Our goal is to improve rural patient health by offering collaborative and innovative CPD to rural health care providers.

Our team offers a variety of multi-modal learning opportunities, including:

The UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development (RCPD) Program is committed to supporting the learning needs of physicians and other health care providers who practice in rural and remote areas of British Columbia (BC). Our goal is to improve rural patient health by offering collaborative and innovative CPD to rural health care providers.

More »