Visit this section to learn about new information, resources, and updates to support you in your journey to practicing family medicine in BC. This includes changes to eligibility requirements (e.g. exams. language proficiency), updated resource guides (e.g. Canadian Medical Association’s New in Practice Guide), and success stories.
- Available to CMA members. Membership and log in required.
- These printable checklists will help you keep track of each stage of your journey to practice in BC.
- Canadian medical graduate/student
- International Medical Graduate/Student/Canadian Studying Abroad:
- A BC-based, doctor founded start-up focused on recruitment and matching of locums with clinics.
- A wealth of learning and promotional resources from the First Nations Health Authority, BC Patient Safety and Quality Forum, and the Provincial Health Services Authority.
- Cultural safety and Humility webinars
- Creating a Climate for Change resource booklet
- Cultural safety and humility pledge card
- FNHA Cultural Safety and Humility Policy Statement
- Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility signed by 23 BC Health Regulators including the College of Physicians and Surgeons
- PHSA on-line Sanyas training
- Best Practice guide for regional collaboration model to inform other regions across BC
- Executive Directors from three divisions talk about their collaborative, approach and lessons learned.
- Videos created by divisions to enhance their recruitment efforts. Includes Islanddocs, a collaboration between all divisions on Vancouver Island.
- Burnaby Division of Family Practice
- North Shore Division of Family Practice
College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) registration and licensing changes
- English language proficiency requirements have become more open. Updated requirements can be found here.
- The time between an interview and pre-commencement of practice has increased from two weeks to two months.
- Face-to-face interviews are no longer required for most full licensure applicants.