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The Specialty Training Bursary Program provides funding to rurally-bound medical specialty residents or rural physicians who are completing focused postgraduate training that will lead to certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. A one-year return of service requirement is attached to each year of funding received. Preference will be given to specialties identified as being “in need” in rural communities in BC.


The Program 


Each successful applicant may be eligible for up to two years of bursary funding (at $25,000/annum) to a maximum of $50,000.




Residents or rural physicians are eligible to apply if they:

  • are in the final two years of a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada residency program and;
  • have been accepted to a specialty position by a hospital and health authority included in the RSA pending completion of the residency program.
  • Bursary funding is only available while the applicant is pursuing the residency program.


Application Deadline


The next deadline is June 30.  Applications will be accepted for one month prior to the application deadline. Selection will be announced by September 1. 


For program inquiries contact:


REAP Program Assistant
University of British Columbia
#300 – 5950 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
P: 604-827-1504
[email protected]

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