The Emergency Education Programs (EEP) are funded by the RCCbc and REAP through the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues. The Programs provide family physicians practicing in smaller rural communities with a three-month, full-time, remunerated fellowship in Emergency Medicine. The Emergency Education Programs provide structured learning that is practical and relevant, offering a unique opportunity for comprehensive skills enhancement in Emergency Medicine.
The Programs are office twice a year with cohorts in the Spring (April-June) and the Fall (September-November) at three sites – Nanaimo (NEEP), Northern Prince George (NoEEP) and Kamloops (KEEP) and will expand to a fourth site – CoEEP (Coastal, North Vancouver) – beginning in September 2024.
The programs provide approximately 12 weeks of intensive learning, encompassing emergency rotations, procedures, and elective opportunities with anesthesia. Clinical placements at designated hospitals offer practical, real-world experiences to build advanced management and procedural skills. Weekly academic sessions cover various emergency medicine topics, procedural skills workshops, hands-on training in high-fidelity medical simulation labs, and opportunities to refresh skills in ACLS, ATLS, PALs, and NRP. The programs also facilitate proficiency in bedside ultrasound (PoCUS) techniques, with the ultimate goal of certifying participants as independent practitioners equipped with advanced skills and teaching experience to serve as local resources in their communities.
For more information, please visit: https://neepdocs.ca
This program is suited to physicians who currently have a rural practice, work as a rural locum or would like to do more rural work and feel that additional training would make them feel more confident.
- Active BC College of Physicians and Surgeons licence
- A strong connection to rural BC communities with the intent to serve these populations
- $750 per day stipend to cover income loss and overhead
- reimbursement up to $2,000 for travel costs
- up to $200 per training day for accommodation or a boarding cost in the amount of $75 per day
The Emergency Education Program Application along with all the required supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 pm on the application deadline through the online application portal. Applications will not be accepted outside of the application window.
Along with your online application, you must upload:
- Your current CV
- A letter of intent
- Two letters of reference
Applications are accepted approximately one year prior to training commencement.
- Spring Cohort – applications are accepted between April 15 – June 15
- Fall Cohort – applications are accepted between September 15 – November 15
For program inquiries contact:
EEP Program Assistant
Natalina at [email protected]
For claims and payments contact:
Doctors of BC
#115 – 1665 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V6J 5A4
TFP in BC: 1 800 665-2262
P: 604 736-5551